Happy Monday, friends!
Today, we’re switching over to the fitness side of Jar Of Lemons with a 5-Minute BOSU Ab Workout!
Have you ever tried using a BOSU exercise ball? It takes a regular ol’ ab workout to ANOTHER LEVEL. And even though this workout is only 5-minutes long (or 10, or 15, depending on how much time you have), it’s killer.
I was super excited to find this Jar-Of-Lemons-pink (that’s not a real color, but in my mind it is!) BOSU ball over in the Bed Bath & Beyond Well Beyond shop, a shop designed to assist us all with our healthy living plans! To be honest, YES, the bright pink color definitely attracted me to it (and I’m not even sad about it). But the fact that I can use it at home and get an incredible ab workout on it is what sold me!
Personally, I love how the Well Beyond shop is categorized into goals (like eating better, getting fit, and sleeping better). It’s so fun to see what products could potentially help you achieve your goals, like this fun BOSU ball! If you’re needing to find products to help motivate you to finish out those New Year’s Resolutions, head over to the Well Beyond store!
Do this 5-Minute BOSU Ab Workout 1, 2, or even 3 times (depending on the time you have)!
Each move should be done for 1 minute. Grab a timer, a bottle of water, and your BOSU ball, and let’s do this 5-Minute BOSU Ab Workout!
Lay on the BOSU ball and bring your feet in towards your body. Place your hands behind your head, engage the abs, and slowly raise your upper body (looking towards the ceiling).
2. Single Leg Toe Touch
Start in the same position as the starting crunch position. Extend the right leg straight out, then extend your arms towards the ceiling. Engaging the abs, reach your arms towards your toes and raise your leg perpendicular with the ground in one motion. Return to starting position and repeat for 30 seconds. Continue on the other leg for 30 more seconds.
Lay over the BOSU ball, bringing your feet in towards the body. Place your hands behind your head and engage the abs. In one motion, reach the right elbow up and over while simultaneously raising the left knee towards the upper body. Return to starting position, then alternate to the other side.
Start by laying over the BOSU ball. Raise your arms toward the ceiling, engage the abs, and then raise the upper body up and towards feet. Hold for a second, then return to starting position.
5. Leg Lifts
Lay on top of the BOSU ball, finding a point of balance. Place your hands beside the BOSU ball and towards the back to allow you to lift your feet off of the ground and balance. Engaging the abs and keeping legs straight, raise legs up towards the ceiling. Return to starting position and repeat!
Disclaimer: It is important that you consult your doctor before starting new fitness regimes. By doing this workout, you are participating at your own risk. Modify the workout to fit your body’s needs and remember to listen to your body!