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Leaning up
on the Exercise Ball


Illustration of Leaning Up

Starting Position
  • Stand holding the ball against the wall overhead as in the picture below.
  • Put your 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.
  • Hold your stance once into the leaning position and activate transversus abdominus to prevent your pelvis from sagging.
Physio Tips
  • This ball exercise is good to improve shoulder strength, stability and control.
  • If you experience any shoulder pain performing this exercise, stop. Consult a physical therapist, as this exercise may not be for you.
Progression


leaning up



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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