Stability Ball Pike Push-Up

Advanced Level of Difficulty

The stability ball pike push-up is an advanced core exercise. This is a pretty challenging exercise that targets the abs, shoulders, arms and chest.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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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.

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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used


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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


stability ball pike push-up - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up position with both feet on the stability ball, your core engaged and your back flat.

stability ball pike push-up - step 2

Step 2

Pull the ball in towards your arms and pike your butt into the air.

stability ball pike push-up - step 3

Step 3

Lower your legs back down and complete a full range push-up.