Squat with Stability Ball
strengthens muscles in front of the thighs (quadriceps), back of thighs (hamstrings)and
Wall and stability
- Place the ball
behind you against a wall at the level of your lower back.
- Walk your feet
away until you are leaning at an incline into the ball. Your legs should
be shoulder-width apart.
- Keeping your
back straight, slide down the wall allowing the ball to roll upwards to
your upper back.
- Bend your
knees until they are even with your hips.
- Slowly straighten
your legs and return to starting position, keeping lower back in contact
with the ball.
- Squeeze buttocks
as you straighten legs and return to starting position.
- Keep your
weight evenly distributed over your feet, not your heels, throughout the
as you lower down; exhale as you rise up.
you want to make it harder, carry a dumbbell in each hand at your shoulders.
Do one to two sets of 12-15 repetitions each