Audio from the Stability Ball Push Up Video
On to the push-up on the stability ball.Â So you’re going to be doing the push-up on the stability ball, and what this does, because the stability ball is unstable and moves around a bit, it’s going to put extra demands onto the smaller stabilizing muscles of the body.Â It’s a tough exercise but well worth the effort.
So start with the ball on the floor, and you want to have your hands a short width apart, but the fingertips pointing away in about sort of 2:00. Next, you want to have the feet about shoulder width apart. The wider they are, the easier the exercise is going to be because there’ll be more stability on your base of support.Â Now, make sure the ball is sort of about your chin height as you lower yourself down, chest to the ball, and come back up.Â Don’t take all of your weight on the ball. You just want to tough lightly onto the ball.Â Keep your body in a very nice, straight line. The way we breathe during this exercise, to breathe in, hold, come down, and breathe out, breathe in, hold, breathe out.Â Take your time. Keep your core nice and straight, and keep those glutes engaged as well.
Really, it’s a powerful exercise to work the front of the body, in particular, the chest, triceps, and into the core muscles as well.