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Exercise of the Week – Press Up on Stability Ball

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

Press Up on Ball 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

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

Press Up on Ball 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. Advance this exercise by moving the ball closer to your feet.

Repetitions: 8-12

Sets: 2-4

An effective variation of the tried and trusted basic press up, working the triceps and chest pectorals as usual, but one which works the core much harder because of the stabilising requirements of the ball.