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|Progression||Try any of the following to increase the difficulty of this ball exercise|
If you are feeling unsteady lifting your alternating arm and leg at the same time, lift your leg straight out first, gain your equilibrium, then lift your arm. Hold this for 5 seconds.
If you feel your ball is rolling away from you try letting some air out of your exercise ball and/or putting it on a soft exercise mat. This creates a more stable surface and lessens the challenge. As you improve you can add some more air into the ball and start using it on a harder surface.
This is a great exercise to work on if you are trying to prevent back pain. It forces you to use muscles that are often inhibited as we sit at desks all day. The scapular rotators, rotator cuff, posterior deltoid, back extensors, and the gluteal muscles are often underused in most sedentary occupations.
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Repeat this ball exercise 6 times on each leg.
Repeat this ball exercise 10 times on each leg.
Repeat this ball exercise 15 times on each leg.
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