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This is a relatively easy ball exercise, one that challenges your
back stabilizers gradually. It's just a step up from the
Some of the muscles you use to lower your leg to the floor originate on the front of your spine in your lower back. As you lower your leg these muscles will be pulling on your spine trying to force your back to arch off the floor. You need to contract your stabilizing musculature to avoid this movement. You can feel what I'm talking about by putting one hand behind your back as you do the exercise. If you feel your back come away from your hand you need to work harder to hold it stationary. If you cannot manage this, don't continue. Instead, go back and work on the straight leg raise on the floor.
Repeat this ball exercise 6 times with each leg.
Repeat this ball exercise 10 times with each leg.
Repeat this ball exercise 15 times with each leg.
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