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Swimmer's Pullovers Supine on Stability Ball with Tubing

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The swimmer's pullover is an exercise that will be completed on the stability ball. It will challenge the shoulder girdle musculature, as well as full stabilization throughout the body. Start by lying with your head tipped back and your feet on the floor. Use your hip extensors to keep your buttocks up in the air and keep a nice, level position of the body. The tubing should be anchored behind you with the palms up. Bring the tubing down and around like you're doing a backstroke swim in the water. Bring the tubing together in front of you and then back overhead, controlling the resistance that the tubing wants to pull you back towards the anchor point. At this point, reverse directions so you can go now where you're coming forward with the hands and then bring them apart as they move away from the shoulders. This requires good rotation of the scapulothoracic joint, good rotation of the glenohumeral joint and good stability through the hips and lumbopelvic region.

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.