Rest: 30-90 seconds between sets
Starting position: Facing a wall, stand up straight to position a stability ball against the wall at shoulder height. Your arms should be extended at chest height with your palms against the ball, fingertips pointing toward the ceiling.
Movement: Slowly bend your elbows to lower your upper body toward the ball, keeping a straight line from head to heel. Pause, then slowly push away from the ball to return to the starting position. Throughout the movement, maintain neutral alignment from head to toe.
Tips and techniques:
- Keep your fingertips no higher than shoulder level.
- Keep your elbows close to your sides as you bend them.
- Keep your shoulders down and back.
Too easy? After you lower your body toward the ball, hold the position for a count of eight. Then slowly push away from the ball to return to the starting position.