Favorite Exercises

Today’s 44 was another push-up variation and it was hard!!!  I used – 

Step Stability Ball
Stability Ball

To do the push-ups, I put my toes on the step and my hands on either side of the ball.


Just getting in this position was hard – I don’t think you can tell but my arms were shaking!!!  From here, I just did normal push-ups.


I couldn’t get my chest all the way to the ball without killing myself so I went as low as I could.  Using the stability ball for push-ups is always super hard for me!

It’s no secret that I like to workout and try new moves!  Today I thought I would share 

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 7.32.11 AMPush-ups:  As few as 5 years ago, the only way I even attempted push-ups was on my knees.  Quite honestly, I never even considered trying them any other way.  Now I like to try all sorts of push-up variations.  Here are just a few:

toes on medicine ball
toes on medicine ball
Alt. sides of the BOSU - walk over in between
Alt. sides of the BOSU – walk over in between
tricep push-ups (one of my weakest
tricep push-ups (one of my weakest)
stability ball
stability ball


incline push-ups
incline push-ups

Squats:  Squats have always been one of my favorites!!  I used to do 100s of squats at a time way back in my 20s!!!  There are so many ways to do squats but I’m just picking a few today!

sissy squats
sissy squats
lift and hold
Start on ball – lift, hover, hold before lowering back down
dumbbell squats
dumbbell squats


single leg squats
single leg squats – right toe is barely touching floor

Burpees:  Burpees are one of those moves that many people hate.  This is another move I used to dread.  There was a time not many years ago that when I did workout DVDs and burpees were included, I used that time as  a water  break!!!  Now, I have all kinds of fun with this move!!!

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Burpees with rotating squat jump:

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I could actually go on and on with my list of favorite exercises because I like to work every part of my body and there are really only a few moves that I still don’t like – JUMPING LUNGES!!!

What are some of your favorite exercises?  Do you like to do different variations?

Happy Sunday!


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