Dumbbell Pullovers on Stability Ball

by Anthony Carey, MA

Description

Pullovers on the stability ball is a great exercise for both the pecs and the lats as we use the dumbbell overhead behind you. To start, make sure your head and shoulder girdle are supported on the stability ball and that you have good support and stabilization through your hips, keeping your body parallel to the floor. Using a diamond grip on the dumbbell, wrap your hands around the stem of the dumbbell and keep the cap pointing up to the ceiling. From here, keeping your elbows straight, lower the dumbbell back overhead, which is really going to load up the lats, which at the same time is going to load up the abdominals to keep that low back stable as you bring the dumbbell up and down, keeping the cap pointing to the ceiling. To progress this exercise, narrow the base of support, bringing the feet and knees together so they touch, and now you've got that side to side stability to maintain as the dumbbell crosses overhead and behind you. To regress this exercise, we'll place your knees and feet apart again. We're also going to drop the buttocks down towards the floor a little bit, lowering your center of gravity, giving yourself a little more support through the ball as you bring the dumbbell back and overhead.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.