Anchor a resistance band to the wall about knee height. Perform a SHEBOB on the swiss ball (sit on the ball, walk your feet out while simultaneously leaning back so that your head and shoulders are on the ball. Keep your knees at 90* angel and bridge your hips up.) Take the end of the resistance band and while maintaining your ups in a bridge, hold the band in both hands. Start at your stomach and then press the band up in the air until your arms are extended (there should be some resistance in the band at this point trying to pull you towards the anchor). Hold for suggested time and then return to starting position with your hands. Perform all reps and then face the opposite directions.
What muscle(s) this exercise is for?
- Transverse abdominus
Why is this exercise important?
- Increases core stability with multitasking, increases strength of posterior chain muscles to improve posture, and strength for improving ability to get up and down.
You should NOT do this if…
- Do not perform if this causes pain.