Place a swiss ball on a surface about hip height so that when you extend your arms on the top of the ball your arms are parallel to the floor. Standing with your feet hip width apart and hands on top of the ball, gently press down on the ball engaging your core, lift one foot up off of the ground balancing on the other. Hold for appropriate time suggested in guide. Return to starting position and lift opposite foot.
What muscle(s) this exercise is for?
- Rectus Abdominis
- Transverse Abdominis
Why is this exercise important?
- This exercise helps increase ability to stabilize trunk which is important in decreasing back pain.
You should NOT do this if…
- Do not perform this exercise if you have pain while performing, may put you at an increased risk of falling