Ready For A New, Tough Workout? Try Balancing On A Basketball

Ready for a New, Tough Workout? Try Balancing on a Basketball

If you have a basketball, tennis ball, or hula hoop in your garage, you have the makings of an unusual and challenging workout. For example, here's a killer core move you can do with a basketball.

Photo by Andy Rogers.

Basketball Core Buster

Sit on a basketball with your hands to your side on the ground. Using your core, gently lean back (about a foot) and lift your feet off the ground and try to keep yourself balanced. When you master that, try taking your hands off the ground, too. Hold for a count of 10 (or more if you can).

Read the full list at Outside for more challenges to your strength, balance and coordination. Can you toss a baseball hand-to-hand while hula hooping? Catch a frisbee while standing on one foot? Hold plank position with your hands on a basketball? Try these out and tell us how you did!

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    I would avoid this if your basketball is expensive or you like your ball.
    Standing or sitting on a ball can put an egg in the surface

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