Basic Ball

This is a Ball pattern from (pattern 10527)

Back in the 80's I was looking for a change in my routine. I went to my neighborhood store and bought as many rubber balls (children's summer balls) as I possible could. Now, for some fun and a great workout. Have your class hold the balls by their chest. With as slow of a beat (music) as possible. Elbows shoulder height, chest out shoulders back. Push your ball out in front of you, for two counts and pull back to your chest for two counts. It's like a push-up. I walk around to make sure the class in not just moving with the motions. I do 4 sets of 8 counts.

Now, when you are finished with this one. Push the ball from your shoulders/chest up over your head (elbows never lock when fully extended over your head. Once you have the ball over your head. Get ready your class participants will start crying about now. When you have the ball over your head, pull the ball down behind your head (this is also done on a two count). Now, return the ball back above your head and pull back down to your chest. I do again 4 sets of 8 count. You have now work full upper body. And these babies really work your triceps. I hope you have fun with these. I will more too follow. Have a great time.

Kim :o)

If you are teaching advanced classes. Use more reps. But always remember - work slowly and watch the classes body alignment. These can also be done with the resist a balls. And they pack a punch. Have A Ball Yall!! :o)

Added by Kim Hull at 9:11 PM on Thursday, November 22, 2001 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Dallas, Texas (USA)
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