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Exercise Demonstrations

Jackknife with Ball

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Jackknife with Ball Exercise

Starting Position

Start behind the Swiss ball, place your midsection on the ball and roll forward until your hands reach the floor. Walk out with your hands until the ball is underneath your ankles. Have your hands just outside of shoulder width.

Action

Hold the push-up position and retain a strong core.

EXHALE: Bend at the knees and pull the ball up towards your torso, bringing your knees to your chest. Keep the movement smooth and don’t drop your hips or raise your lower back.

INHALE: Extend your legs back to the starting position. Try doing 2 sets with 10-12 repetitions.

Special Instructions

Keep your spine in a neutral position.

Muscles Worked: Abs