How to do a Balance Trainer Stability Ball Push Up

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About Balance Trainer Stability Ball Push Up

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Popularity Rank
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Difficulty
Advanced
Chest Strength
68 mSCORE 49th
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

This exercise is a significantly more advanced, and unstable variation on the Push Up. Like other variations, this exercise primarily targets your chest, shoulders, and triceps, however the use of both a Balance Trainer, and a Stability Ball add significantly more instability to the movement. This exercise is a great way to build strength and stability across pushing movements in general.

  1. Set up in a plank position with feet on the Balance Trainer dome and each hand on top of a Balance Pod.
 Slowly flex the arms and lower the chest toward the floor.
 Extend the arms and press back up to the plank position.
 Maintain a braced core and avoid letting the lower back arch during the push-up.

Common Mistakes

  • Flat Back

    Don’t allow your hips to sag or raise up during this exercise. It’s very common to see this especially as you become fatigued during your set. Keeping your core engaged will help you keep your spine in a neutral position. It can also help to think of this exercise as a plank first, and the movement as a secondary piece to this exercise.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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    3
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    7
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    1 Set Max
    8
    reps
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    reps
    9
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  • advanced
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    10
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