Food & Fitness

Day 31 of the 200 Reps Challenge

The last day! Go us! (Um, next year, I think we’ll be back to 100 reps. I don’t think I quite knew what I was getting myself into ;)).

Hears to a lovely past year and lots of goodness to come in the New Year.

20 Stability Ball Shoulder Stabilizations (targets the back and shoulders)

20 of Your Favourite Exercise

Perform this set ten times to complete 200 Stability Ball Shoulder Stabilizations and 200 of the Exercise of Your Choice!

For the Stability Ball Shoulder Stabilizations:

1. Rest your stomach on a stability ball with your toes on the ground. Put your arms above your head, reaching out towards the ceiling so that you arms and legs make a straight line.

2. Bring your arms down to shoulder level, creating a T-shape. Bring them back up to starting position. This is one rep.

TIP: Keep those abs engaged! Make the movement more difficult by lifting one leg at a time off the ground.

Yes, I know this exercise is very similar to the Hyperextensions we did just yesterday, but the back is very important to keep strong so we don’t injure it! And the slight difference in movement really does target different parts of the muscle.

For Your Favourite Exercise:

1. Choose your favourite exercise.

2. Perform exercise accordingly 🙂

TIP: Having trouble deciding? Just go through the Living Healthy archives for December 2008 or December 2009 for a whole slew of exercises with instructions for how to carry out the movements!

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