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Exercise Demonstrations

Pushups on the Ball

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Pushups on the Ball Exercise

Starting Position

Start behind the 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 hips. Place your hands shoulder-width apart and keep your arms and body straight, abs engaged.

Action

INHALE: Lower your upper body toward the floor by bending your elbows to 90 degree at the elbow.

EXHALE: Straighten arms and return to the starting position.

Special Instructions

Keep your abs engaged and maintain a straight line from your shoulders to your hips to your knees and ankles. For a more advanced version, walk your hands out further until the ball is closer to your ankles.

Muscles Worked: Chest, Triceps