Balance Is Key (6/8-6/14)

This week my daily 44s were all about working on balance.  I used my wobble balls for each move – 

wobble balls
wobble balls

Sunday 6/8  44 leg abductions while standing on wobble ball.

ready
ready
left and squeeze
left and squeeze

You can see that I stood on the flat side for this move.  And, after I did 44 abductions with my left leg I had to switch and do another set!!

2nd side
2nd side
lift
lift

I promise I really was standing on the wobble ball – sometimes the pictures don’t come out exactly like I want them to!!!

Monday 6/9  44 decline push-ups with my toes on a step and my hands on wobble balls.

ready
ready
down
down

Not gonna lie – this move was HARD!!!!

I’ve been lifting fairly consistently again with Chalean Extreme – this day was Burn Circuit 3.  I also did a workout that I don’t do very often – ReeBok Cardio Tone.  Pretty much this was my version of a recovery day!!!

Tuesday 6/10  44 squat pulses on stacked wobble balls (to make an actual ball) – 

probably not super safe but.....
probably not super safe but…..

Just balancing on the stacked wobble balls was entertaining!!!

ready - maybe
ready – maybe
OK - now
OK – now
still shaking
still shaking
down
down – finally

This move was a challenge!!!  Once I actually got down into the squat position, I actually got about 16 pulses the first time and then 20 something the next time before falling off.  Obviously, it took several attempts to get all 44.

And, it was a run day!!! 
10 miles in 68:11 + 1.1 easy miles

Wednesday 6/11  44 side plank hip dips with elbow on wobble ball.

ready
ready
down
down

This move was hard – just holding plank while balancing on the wobble ball was a challenge!!!  After I finally finished the first set I flipped over and had more fun!

ready to go
ready to go
dip
dip

Back to the weights – Chalean Extreme – Burn Circuit 1.  Then I did one of my favorite workouts ever – Les Mills Pump – Combat!!!

Thursday 6/12  44 band bicep curls with wobble balls on band.

set-up
set-up (I look scared!!!)
curl
curl

Adding the wobble balls made this move so much harder – it was a fun challenge!!!

I pulled out another DVD that I rarely do – Mari Winsor Pilates from Shape.  It is a nice recovery type workout.

Friday 6/13  44 lunges on wobble balls.  

another one that was hard to get into position for
another one that was hard to get set-up
down
down

This was hard to balance initially but once I got the position it was good.  By the time I finished 44 my quads were burning!!  The added balance challenge made it a lot different than a standard lunge.  And, of course, I don’t want to be unbalanced so I switched sides and did another set of 44.

ready to go again
ready to go again
down
down

And, it was another running day.  
10 miles in 79:18 (nice and relaxed today) + 3.1 really easy miles

Saturday 6/14  44 jump squats onto wobble balls.

This actually was a really fun way to do jump squats – the added balance challenge  was great!!!

And, I wanted to get  3 days of lifting so it was another day of Chalean Extreme – Burn Circuit 2.

Lately I’ve been happy with my workouts – I’m trying to keep a mix of running, lifting and other workouts.  In the next few weeks I will probably start to increase my running again – I have a couple of running events coming up and want to be ready.

How often do you work on your balance?

Happy Saturday!!!

Kim

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