Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin’ Monday – Lindsey Vonn’s Winning Workout!
First Published: February 7, 2011 1:57 PM EST Credit: Fitness Magazine
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Golden girl Lindsey Vonn has all the right moves!
She’s already made Olympic history as the most successful U.S. female skier ever. Now, the 26-year-old champ flashes her winning smile on the cover of February’s Fitness magazine.
Inside the pages, she dishes on keeping her body strong and sexy, including her number one go-to move.
“I love anything on the stability ball,” reveals Lindsey who adds, “It’s more like play to me, because I can be creative and come up with different ways to exercise. I love working out my core, because I’m not only getting stronger but looking better, too.”
Lindsey’s Stability Ball Standouts:
1. Single-Leg Ball Squat – (targets butt, quads) Stand with arms at chest level so that hands overlap, left knee bent so that shin rests on center of stability ball about 2 feet behind you. Bend right knee about 90 degrees to squat, knee behind toes. Return to start. Do 15 reps per leg. Do 3 sets.
2. Plank-Up – (targets abs, quads) Kneel on ground, toes tucked under, and place elbows on center of stability ball. Lift knees off ground and straighten legs so that body forms a straight line from head to heels. Hold for 45 to 60 seconds or as long as you can.
3. Hamstring Curl – (targets butt, hamstrings) Lie faceup on ground with arms slightly out to sides, knees bent and calves resting on center of stability ball, feet flexed. Lift hips off the ground and bend knees to bring stability ball toward you. Keeping hips lifted throughout, extend legs to roll ball back to start and repeat curl. Do 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps.
4. Twist Tuck – (targets abs, obliques) Get into full push-up position on ground with shins resting on stability ball. Keeping upper body still, bend knees into chest and toward the left. Return to start and repeat, this time tucking knees to right, to complete 1 rep. Do 6 to 12 reps.
5. Quadruped Pulse – (targets back, abs, obliques, butt) Lie facedown with belly on center of stability ball, toes on ground and palms on ball. Extend left arm forward and lift right leg behind you so that they are parallel to the ground. Lift and lower arm and leg 1 or 2 inches, completing 15 to 20 pulses. Switch sides and repeat to complete 1 set. Do 3 sets.
Check out more on Lindsey and her game plan; plus other fitness tips at www.fitnessmagazine.com.
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