Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Serena Williams "Serves" Her New Nike Training Club Workout

If you want to build a strong body, you have to build a strong core. Your core is made up of all of the muscles of the abdomen, back, and pelvis. Having a strong core will assist you in all that you do, from daily chores to running and lifting in the gym. A strong core is also important to help avoid injuries of the lower back. There are so many programs available to strengthen your core, it’s hard to figure out what works and what doesn't.  Below you’ll find new core exercises available exclusively on the Nike Training Club designed by American professional tennis player currently ranked no. 1 in women's singles tennis Serena Williams - do each drill for 1 min then repeat 2-3 times.

*Need a push? Here is a  30 day NTC challenge starting April to complete this workout once a day. To join just let @TiaraBeth know via twitter or on her blog so she can hold you accountable. 
*Don't have access to a stability ball? You can do any of the other 15 mins abs focused drills on the available on the NTC app   

Start with the stability ball under your chest, hands and feet on the floor. Place your hands behind your head. Use your core to lift your head and shoulders until you feel the stretch. Lower your head back to start position. Repeat.

Lay with your stability ball under your waist. Walk your hands out and tuck your knees until the ball is under your shins. Keeping your core tight, push your legs back straight to roll the ball back up to your waist. Repeat.

STABILITY BALL TRANSFER - *my personal favourite
Lay on the floor, arms above your head. Squeeze the stability ball between your feet. Keeping your core tight, lift the ball to hip level. Lift your shoulder blades and raise your arms to transfer. Lower your arms and legs to the start position, without losing form.

Start on all fours, with the band around the sole of one foot and one end in each hand. Lift the knee and push the foot out behind you to straighten your leg.

Start with the band under both feet, one end in each hand. Feet shoulder width apart. Keeping your core tight, step one leg sideways to stretch the band. Step with the other leg to bring both feet back under your shoulders. Repeat until time to change direction. 

Serena behind the scenes as she films her NTC workout.


  1. Love your post and I'm so excited for this workout! Hope you're doing well!

    1. Hi Karen :)
      Thank you and I've done the workout 2x already and I must say you will def feel the burn in your core.

      I'm doing alright. Day by day right? :)