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Leaning Down
on the Exercise Ball



Illustration of Leaning Down on the Ball

Starting Position
  • Hold your stability ball against the wall at waist height as illustrated below.
  • Put hands on the ball palms up or palms facing one another. 
Action
  • Hold this position.
  • Do not allow your shoulder blades to wing out or shrug forward.
  • Hold your this 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.
Progression
  • The further you stand from the ball the more difficult this exercise ball exercise becomes.
  • Try facilitating scapular stability in different positions with the following exercises: Leaning Straight, Leaning Up.


leaning down 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.



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