Squats - Stability Ball

Other types of Squats: Bodyweight Free Weight Machine Resistance Tube


  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and hold the ball in front of you.

  • Bend forward slightly from the hips as you bend your knees and squat, maintaining neutral alignment from your hips to your ankles. Press your hips up and straighten your legs.

  • Thighs 

  • Hips  Lower Legs 

  • Gluteus maximus, Rectus femoris, Quadriceps femoris, Vastus lateralis, Vastus medialis, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus, Gastrocnemius, Soleus

  • TIP: Perform this exercise as if you are going to sit in a chair, then just before you sit down, straighten your legs to stand upright.


Variations for Squats

  • Ball On Wall Squats

    This squat is done on a wall to support your back, thus part of your body weight, as you do squats. It is beneficial for keeping neutral spine while doing squats.

  • Ball On Wall Squat Hold

    This squat is done on a wall to support your back, thus part of your body weight, as you do squats. It is beneficial for keeping neutral spine while doing squats.

  • Advanced Squats

    Adding ball movement to the squats makes it slightly harder to maintain proper posture, as well as simply keeping the ball involved in your workout so you can move quickly from one exercise to the other.

 

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