Monday, May 31, 2010

Mind Ur Exercise - Balance Ball Superman

This is an advanced version of the superman exercise.

This exercise helps to tone and strengthen your lower back. It is important to work the back, the obliques, and the abs if you want to strengthen and tighten up the core.

Lie face-down over the balance ball, with your hips pressed against the ball and your abs lying on it. Lift your arms so that they are parallel with your body. While making a fist, bend your elbows 90 degrees and bring your elbows back so that they are touching the side of the ball (your fists should be pointing forward). Now, while extending your back (your chest should come completely off the ball), extend your arms forward. Hold for three seconds. Then return to the starting position. Do three sets of 12 - 15 reps.

To challenge yourself, extend your legs as you extend your arms!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

MIA - Again?

Sorry for my lack of posts, people. I have been working hard on my thesis for graduate school. And to all of my friends, I am sorry to have repeatedly used the word "thesis" everyday for the past two years. However, it is done! My thesis is done!! (I just had to say thesis one more time... make that two more times).

My thes... my paper discusses the use of exercise in psychotherapy for individuals suffering from depression. I will discuss some of the topics in upcoming posts. However, I do not recommend disregarding or discontinuing any current treatments you may be prescribed. After reading the upcoming posts, if you are interested in this sort of therapy, please speak with your doctor.

I will see you guys soon with more interesting posts, and delicious recipes for a healthier and happier lifestyle!

Stay tuned!!