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Windmills on Ball

by Anthony Carey, MA

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Description

The windmills on the stability ball are a great exercise for creating thoracic rotation and motion in the thoracic spine as we stabilize below. Start in a bridge position on the ball. Your shoulders and head should be supported by the ball and you should have a good stable base below. Raise your arms up so your hands are perpendicular to the floor and together. Rotate your upper body and your hands away from you. Your head should look and follow in the same direction as your hands, creating a rotation with no movement of the lower extremities and no movement of the ball. Reverse directions and go to the opposite side doing the same thing. There's not a huge available motion here because it requires a lot of stability from the lower body as you move side to side.

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.