Joyce Vedral: On The Ball Workout
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The workout starts with a short set of stretches. If you are the tightly-wound type, you will need more stretching, in my opinion, than this. I am usually pretty limber so this set is enough for me but it is not a whole lot of stretching. So run it twice if you know you need time to warm up.
Then you progress to an upper body workout. The workouts require three sets of dumbbells, which you will be adding to as you get stronger, the ball and that's about it.
You do two 16 minute workouts, on split days. The upper body workout begins with Preacher curls are a natural for the ball--you lean over the ball and using it as a bench, pull up your biceps while resting the upper arms on the ball. Then hammer curls and on to bent laterals lying on the ball, rows. You lean on the ball, lie on the ball or use it to lift. the leg exercises use the ball for inner thigh (hold the ball, flex) and for other leg exercises.Read more ›
This is my favorite of Joyce Vedral's strength DVDs. Like Joyce Vedral: Quick Quartet- No Stopping Quick Shape-Up Workout and Joyce Vedral: Speedy Non-Stop Fat Meltdown Plus Stomach Zapping Abs, this is a pyramid-style workout with no rests. All the Upper Body and Lower Body exercises are done together as one giant superset. You do the entire set before shifting from light weights to medium, and medium to heavy. Because of this, I was able to get away with one set of adjustable barbells (and a remote control to pause between sets for 30 seconds while I changed weights) for my first few workouts with this DVD.
Joyce claims that it is 100 percent aerobic. While I am dubious about that claim, I have found this to be a solid and enjoyable workout that tones my entire body, and seems to burn quite a few calories while doing it.
What I love about this workout is that it is fast-paced and has some very fun workout moves to use with a stability ball. This DVD also helped me adapt other weight-training exercises to the ball, which I found very helpful as I do not own a bench. It does share the weakness of all Joyce Vedral strength workouts that it does not include an adequate warm-up or cool-down, but I found that I could easily provide those myself.
The upper body workout has some fairly standard strength training exercises and primarily uses the ball as a workout bench.Read more ›
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Great to have in the mix so that workouts do not get boring. Joyce is your coach, follow her lead for a no-nonsense free weight workout. Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
love it,have not tried it yet,but have watched it and I am going to try it soon,,there are some good exercisesPublished on June 1, 2013 by Debbie Miner