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This exercise is a natural progression of the straight armed plank on the ball. It is essentially a plank in motion. Throughout our day we are involved in activities that involve movement. If we can only maintain spinal stability when we are not moving, how functional is that? Here we have a static, stable, spine and we introduce limb movement in a closed kinetic chain.
Because we are weight bearing through our shoulders we activate all the shoulder stabilizing musculature as well - the rotator cuff, and scapulothoracic muscles.
To make this exercise ball exercise easier you can do any of the following:
Floor Side Plank
Static Side Leaning
Repeat pushups on the ball 6 times.
Repeat this ball exercise 10 times.
Repeat this ball exercise 15 times.
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