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Leaning Straight
(Standing Plank on the Ball)



Illustration of Leaning Straight

Starting Position
  • Stand holding the ball against the wall at chest height as in the picture below.
  • Put both hands on the ball at shoulder height.
  • Step back so that your arms are straight.
Action
  • Hold this position.
  • Do not allow your shoulder blades to get pushed out, shrug, or wing. If this happens you have reached technical failure - take a break.
  • Hold your stance once into the leaning position and activate your abdominal muscles to prevent your hips from falling forward.
Physio Tips
  • This ball exercise is good to improve shoulder strength, stability and control.
Progression


leaning straight on the exercise ball



1ballsHold this position for 5 seconds, repeat 5 times.

2balls
Hold this position for 10 seconds, repeat 5 times.

3balls
Hold this position for 10 seconds, repeat 10 times.




1ballsBeginner 2ballsIntermediate 3balls     Expert

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