Stability Ball Push Up

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Stability Ball Push Up

Each stability ball push up should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this stability ball push up.

Beginning

Beginning Stability Ball Push Up

1. Bend your elbows and slowly descend your upper body to the floor. Don't move around on the ball and keep your body stable.

2. Stop and hold the position for a few seconds once your arms have reached right angles at the elbows.

3. Return to the beginning posture by pushing yourself up.

Movement

Stability Ball Push Up Movement

1. Begin by coming into a pushup position with your hands flat on the sides of a stability ball.

2. Both of your feet will be straight behind you with your toes on the ground.

3. Complete a pushup by bending with your elbows and bringing your body down slowly so that your arms form 90 degree angles.

4. Pause at the bottom for a brief second before pressing yourself back up to the starting position.

Benefits

Stability Ball Push Up Benefits

Because you're doing a push-up on an unstable surface, the stability ball engages more core muscles than a regular floor push-up. Using the ball's unstable surface causes your abdominals to stimulate more muscle fibers in general, resulting in a more comprehensive abdominal workout.

Exercise Aliases

How to Do a Push Up, Exercise Push Up Variations, Stability Ball Push Up, Push Up on Exercise Ball.

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