Stability Ball Workout

The stability ball is such a fantastic piece of equipment to add to your home gym. It’s a piece of equipment that is found in nearly all big gyms and even many smaller or hotel gyms. It’s lightweight and comes in many sizes.
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The stability ball (or also known as Swiss ball) was popularized by Swiss physical therapist Dr. Susanne Klein-Vogleback. She used this training for adults with various orthopedic problems. Stability balls are primarily used to work the core by increasing demand for stability in an exercise. It’s also a great tool to reinforce proper posture.

Pretty much any exercise that is performed on a bench can be performed on a stability ball! Anything from a bench press on your back, to a seated military press, to a prone cobra on the ball can be done. It creates an unstable base that forces you to constantly be adjusting your position.

Here is a total body stability ball workout that is heavy on core work! It’s low impact and should not be rushed.

There are seven exercises in total. Aim for 10-15 reps of each exercise and repeat the circuit for a total of three rounds.

  • Overhead Pull with a dumbbell
  • Knee Tucks
  • Prone Cobra
  • Hamstring Curls
  • Birddogs
  • Hands-to-Feet
  • Decline Push-up
As always, consult a physician before starting any new exercise regime and always follow your physician’s advice.

*The stability ball can be dangerous if you do not have good balance or control.
Always follow all of the safety guidelines.

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