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Doing this exercise supine biases the muscles on the back of the body: the back extensors, glutes, calves, and of course the hamstrings.
This dynamic ball exercise is a progression of the static bridging exercise. Being able to hold a static position comfortable for 30 to 60 seconds is one thing, but introducing movement while maintaining your neutral spinal position is much more difficult.
As you can see, with your arms spread out, this drastically increases your base of support and therefore makes this exercise relatively easy compared to one where the arms are pointing straight up to the ceiling or folded across your chest. You can make this dynamic ball exercise even easier by letting out some air from your stability ball.
Repeat this ball exercise 10 times
Repeat this ball exercise 20 times
Repeat this ball exercise 30 times
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