Get A Toned Body Like Anna Kournikova
Medicine Ball Workout Designed By Anna Kournikova
I don’t know a lot about sports, but I know who Anna Kournikova is, because I’ve always wanted to have a body like hers. So when I came across this article by Womens Health Mag, I was a bit giddy. I couldn’t do the first workout because the medicine ball I have isn’t bouncy, it’s made with thick rubber that would probably break the floor if slammed into it… But the other moves were great!
Here’s the list of 6 moves to get a toned body like Anna Kournikova
1. Medicine Ball Slam
Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, and raise your arms overhead, bending your elbows so the medicine ball is behind your head. Keeping your core tight, throw the ball as hard as you can onto the ground, lowering into a squat as you follow through. Immediately return to start and repeat for 20 total reps.
2. Backhands & Forehands
Standing with your feet wider than hip-width apart, shift your weight onto your left leg, knee bent. Twist your torso and shoulders to the left and bring the ball to the left of your chest, elbows bent. In one motion, step your right foot forward, twist your torso and hips forward, and lower into a lunge, swinging the ball in front of your body and above your right shoulder. Reverse the motion to return to start. That's one rep. Do 10, then switch sides and repeat.
Quick tip: Stay light on your feet and move quickly with each rep, mimicking the on-court moves.
4. Squat with Biceps Curl
Holding the medicine ball with both hands, stand with your feet two to three feet apart. Keeping your chest up, sit your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a deep squat, lowering the ball between your legs. Push through your heels and squeeze your glutes to return to standing, bending your elbows to curl the ball in front of your chest. That's one rep. Do 20.
5. Wall Sit with Rotation
With your back against a wall, hold a medicine ball with both hands in front of your chest and lower into a squat. Keeping your hips steady, twist to the left and reach the ball toward the wall. Return to center. That's one rep. Repeat on the other side. Move back and forth at a slow, controlled pace for 20 total reps.
Quick tip: Make it harder by fully extending your arms instead of bending your elbows
6. High-to-Low Chop
Stand with your feet wider than hip-width apart, holding the ball directly overhead, arms extended. Sit your hips back and lower into a squat, simultaneously lowering the ball to your left foot, keeping your arms straight. Push through your heels and squeeze your glutes to return to start. That's one rep. Repeat, lowering the ball to your right foot, and continue alternating for 20 total sets.
Quick tip: Up your heart rate (and total calorie burn) by moving through the reps at a quick pace.