Stability ball chest press

Stability Ball Bench Press
NOTE: WE RECOMMEND USING A BURST RESISTANT STABILITY BALL. ALSO, WHEN LIFTING WEIGHTS OVER 30 LBS. PERFORM ON A BENCH

-Peanut Ball *used ______
-Round Ball used ______ (shown)

-Position yourself on the ball as shown (be sure to have weights in hand(s) prior to getting on the ball).

- Your head, shoulders, hips, knees, should form a straight line (hips should not sag).

-Your low back should not be arched and your head should be on the ball.

-This exercise can be more challenging on balance if feet are closer together (if you choose to do this, you may want to have a "spotter" nearby in the event you lose your balance).


* A "Peanut Shaped Ball" is just what the name implies, it's shaped like a peanut and only rolls forward and back (or in physical therapy terms--the sagittal plane), see below. This is a sensible choice for a beginner. CLICK HERE to purchase this type of stabiity ball.



Peanut Shaped Stabilty Ball

Competency Criteria

 Client is able to maintain a straight line between neck, hips, and knees (hips don’t sag).

 Head remains on ball during exercise.

 Client performs exercise with feet together (less than a foot apart).

 Client performs with feet far apart (1 foot or more apart).

 Client performs Press with 2 hand.



PROGRESSION:

- Client performs Press w/alt arms.

- Client performs Press with 1 hand.