By Kelly James, ACE-CPT
If like millions of others, you tune in for college basketball playoffs, you know how addictive the matchups can be. Whether you’re rooting for your alma mater, competing in an office pool, or simply enjoying watching the games, why not take your love of basketball to the next level with a ball-based workout?
Using a basketball for extra resistance is an easy way to turn a simple leg exercise, for example, into a full-body move. These exercises will help you to develop core strength and flexibility, and to burn more calories overall. So, grab a basketball and give these four moves a try!
Seated Overhead Press
Featuring Sherrie Jo Cole, TOPS WI 1381 Milwaukee
- Sit on a chair with your feet under your hips. Hold a basketball with both hands at chest height, elbows bent.
- Keeping your abdominal muscles (abs) tight, press the basketball up toward the ceiling. Lower the ball back down to your chest and repeat. Do this 12 to 15 times.