View Full Version : Favorite strength building exercises

Blackberry Farm
Dec. 24, 2009, 10:44 PM
I love, love, love, yoga, but have recently started some work with light weights again. What are your faves-especially for building riding muscles??

Dec. 24, 2009, 11:03 PM
I've posted this on several threads already, but this is the only thing I've found that works the muscles you need for two-point:

lie on your back with your feet at the 'equator' of an exercise ball. Keep your toes pointed to the ceiling, don't wrap your ankles around the ball.

Lift your rear off the ground, hold for two seconds, and slowly lower it.

Do 2 sets of 15, with something else in between.

Dec. 24, 2009, 11:25 PM
Kettlebells! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettlebell)

Oh it hurts so good...abs, shoulders, legs... and everything gets worked evenly. You can buy DVDs, but I strongly recommend a few classes where someone can help you with your form before trying it at home.

My trainer has everyone start w/o weights, and builds slowly. The women usually start with 6kg-12kg (13.2-26.4 pound) bells and move up to 12kg-20kg (26.4-44 pound) bells.