What Are Stability Ball Exercise

Known for their gentle support, Balance Balls help to reduce spinal strain and muscle strain when performing certain physical therapy movements, protecting

Ryan Wight

Ryan Wight

RKin, CSEP-CEP
Kinesiologist
Stoney Creek, ON
Mr. Tim Battaglia

Mr. Tim Battaglia

EMBA Candidate
Kinesiologist
Hamilton, ON
Mr. Jeff Ransome

Mr. Jeff Ransome

BSc.Kin. NSCA-CSCS, ACSM.(ES), CSEP, ACE (PT) FaCT
Kinesiologist
Mississauga, ON

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses stability ball stomach exercises.

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses ball-assisted lower stomach stability exercises.

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses lower back butterfly strength exercises.

Stability Ball Stomach Exercise

For a more advanced stomach muscle while sitting on the ball, I like to involve two Swiss balls.

One for between my knees, this really helps fire up the psoas muscle that connects into the low back and goes through the groin, and one up in my upper arms. And what I like to do is that same crunch motion, but I like to just keep that ball contracted between my knees and this one up my upper arm.

And I go up with the ball up behind my head and come back up again, go back with the ball back up behind my head and come back up again. You can do 10 to 15 reps, two to three sets. You’ll find it a much more advanced exercise when it comes to the stomach and using the Swiss ball.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses tricep exercises on the stability ball.

Low Back Exercises - Tubing Assisted

Another variation on the advanced motion is simply to put a Swiss ball between your legs.

What it will do is it will actually fire up the psoas muscle, which starts in the low back and ends up on the groin, and when you’re trying to strengthen the low back it’s really important to try and activate the groin. They really work as a pair together, so get yourself into that squat position.

Hang onto your lats, and come back down, hold, you’ll feel it very much in the low back and the groin. Come back up, go back down. Make sure our parameters in the squat are always still there and come back up, repetitions, 10 to 15.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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