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One Legged Stability Ball Push-Up

by Anthony Carey, MA

Description

The single leg stability ball push-up has all the regular demands of the upper body during a normal push-up, but now we have added stability that will be required because one leg will be suspended in space. You'll need to control the gravitational forces that are going to pull that left side of your body towards the floor. Then get your hands on the floor in the regular push-up position, hands just a little wider than shoulder width. Your left leg will be out to the side and you'll need to resist the gravitational forces that want to pull you down. To progress this exercise, let the left hip drop and then pull it back up. So you'll have additional torque and rotation on the foot on the ball. As you come out of it, you will have to stabilize continuously.

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.