Pendulums with the Stability Ball

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

Stability ball pendulums are a more advanced core exercise that require skill and strength.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Obliques

Obliques

Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Picture of Abdominals

Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Equipment Used


Picture of Stability Ball

Stability Ball

A stability or exercise ball is a ball constructed of soft elastic and filled with air until firm.Most stability balls range from a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches).

Exercise Instructions


pendulums with the stability ball - step 1

Step 1

Start on your back with your hands to your side and your legs straight up holding the stability ball between your ankles.

pendulums with the stability ball - step 2

Step 2

Lower the ball to one side, keeping your upper body rigid and your back pressed against the floor.

pendulums with the stability ball - step 3

Step 3

Lift your legs back up to the starting position, alternate sides and repeat action.