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Exercise of the Week – Press Up on Ball (beg)

Target Muscles: Triceps, Chest (Pectorals) and Core.

Press Ups on Ball (easy) 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Begin by balancing on the stability ball in the press up position, with the ball under your thighs, as shown. Keep your spine straight.

Press Ups on Ball (easy) 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then bend your arms and lower yourself into the press up, before straightening your arms and returning to the original position.

Repetitions: 8-12

Sets: 2-4

An easier variant of the tried and trusted basic press up, working the triceps and chest pectorals as usual, but one which also works the core harder because of the stabilising requirements of the ball. This exercise can be gradually advanced by moving the ball further down your legs and closer to your feet.