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Loading the player...Stability Ball Stomach Exercise Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses stability ball stomach exercises.
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Loading the player...Tricep Exercises On A Stability Ball Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses tricep exercises on the stability ball.
For a more advanced stomach muscle while sitting on the ball, I like to involve two Swiss balls. One for between my knees, this really helps fire up the psoas muscle that connects into the low back and goes through the groin, and one up in my upper arms. And what I like to do is that same crunch motion, but I like to just keep that ball contracted between my knees and this one up my upper arm.
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And I go up with the ball up behind my head and come back up again, go back with the ball back up behind my head and come back up again. You can do 10 to 15 reps, two to three sets. You’ll find it a much more advanced exercise when it comes to the stomach and using the Swiss ball. Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Presenter: Personal Trainer
Another variation on the advanced motion is simply to put a Swiss ball between your legs. What it will do is it will actually fire up the psoas muscle, which starts in the low back and ends up on the groin, and when you’re trying to strengthen the low back it’s really important to try and activate the groin. They really work as a pair together, so get yourself into that squat position. Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optimal for overall health.
Hang onto your lats, and come back down, hold, you’ll feel it very much in the low back and the groin. Come back up, go back down. Make sure our parameters in the squat are always still there and come back up, repetitions, 10 to 15. Local Physiotherapists. Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC
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Great exercise for the tricep is using these small Swiss balls. And what I like about them is that they allow your hand to remain very relaxed. Put your hands on either side, get your chest into a nice high upright position, contract your stomach, squeeze your bum a little bit and fire up your hamstrings and get that ball up and over the head.
And the chest in a nice high position, really allows you to get that ball behind your head. So then it's simply a motion by going up and down, and we wanna remain in a nice steady pace. Often seeing your local family physician can help with a referral to a personal trainer or Local Athletic Therapists
And as we come up, we want to be thinking about, is my chest up nice and high and are we thinking how am I going to use that tricep with the chest in the right way. And that's a nice, simple slow, steady motion.
And you can get a nice workout in the tricep, and more importantly is working the tricep in a good posture position. And that's what we always wanna be thinking about whenever we're building strength are, are we doing it in the right way. Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC
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