Chest & Back Exercises: Upper Body Workout : Stability Ball Push Ups for Your Upper Body Workout

Chest & Back Exercises: Upper Body Workout : Stability Ball Push Ups for Your Upper Body Workout

Next, I’m going to show you how to do a push
up using a stability ball. What you want to do is grab your new best friend, right here.
Get an angle here where you are comfortable on the ball, where the ball is not going to
roll. So, stabilize your shoulders and get a grip on the ball from about here. Come back
into a push up position keeping your back straight and your neck neutral with your spine.
What you want to do is come on down and push that right up. Try not to arch your back.
Try to keep your chest locked in, shoulders stabilized. That’s what’s going to help you
stay balanced on the ball; and push that straight up from your chest. Again, down and come on
up. Down and come on up. If you need to help you out with your balance, you can take a
wider grip, a wider stance with your feet and your legs. So, that’s what going to help
you if you are a beginner at this. That’s going to help you better maintain your balance.
The closer your feet are together, the more your going to have to lock in your core to
maintain your balance. It’s more of an advanced movement and it’s up and down. That’s a push
up using a stability ball.

24 thoughts on “Chest & Back Exercises: Upper Body Workout : Stability Ball Push Ups for Your Upper Body Workout

  1. Bro this is tough for anyone without good upper body strength. They can put it against the wall and do it on their knees to make it easier.

  2. Oh, sweet Jesus. Leave the balls on the play ground and do regular push ups. Better yet, go to the bench press. I know, sounds crazy. Why use free weights when we can all pretend to be circus bears on these stupid balls. Go to the bench press and you have a chance at building strength and muscle.

  3. This exercise, develops the stabilizer muscles of the chest. Which trains your body to exert strength properly. We might play with balls times to time, but I can promise you we're stronger, and more muscular.

  4. I promise you that doing chest exercises on a ball does not carry over to bench press. The strongest men in the world do not use stability balls to built strength. Do you know why. Because doing weighted exercises on a ball does not allow you to use the kind of weight that builds strength. And you are not stronger than the strongmen and powerlifters that do not use these balls.

  5. It trains the body to use the "proper muscles. And stabilize the weight" (the ball). There is a difference between "Being strong" and "Being efficient" If you look up strongman on youtube. You'll see manyexamples of men lifting weights lop sided/unbalanced. This is due to a dominant muscle and compensation to exert the proper force. Sure they're strong, but also inefficient. I am stronger than strongman, i can do 120 pushups. Point is "strength" means different things to different people.

  6. HORSE SHIT! Strength means how much weight can you move. Pretty simple. Do you really think playing on a bouncy ball can build strength better than lifting heavy objects. Strongmen and powerlifters are very efficient at moveing heavy things. Success depends on it.

  7. Lets say my friend has a 1bench max of 600lbs. I I can bench 125lbs 10x's. That totals 1250lbs. That's DOUBLE what my friend can lift. So who's stronger?

    I don't think you guys understand the ball is an "aid" it's not supposed to be used all the time. If you have muscle imbalances, and don't have strong stablizers I can PROMISE YOU the ball will build up strength.

  8. I'm about to blow some minds here. This stabilizer muscle stuff is bunk. The only thing doing push ups on a ball will make you better at is doing push ups on a ball. When someone first starts ball exercise and suck at them, and then gets better it is not because stabilizers got stronger. It's because the nervous system learned how to balance on a ball. That's it. It's a coordination issue. Nothing to do with the so called stabilizer muscles.Using a ball hinders strength and increases risk.

  9. Your nervous system has to make adjustments to keep your "balance" on the ball. If you're lifting a heavy weight, and i know you seen people lift it lopsided/uneven. How does your body know which adjustments to make to "keep it balanced?" It makes the appropriate changes based by the "feed back" you're receiving. The ball "trains your body" to analyze feed back. The ball isn't a "strength" exercise. It's a stabilization exercise according to National Academy of Sports Medicine.

  10. @WLordnDRanch12 Your reasoning is correct, but the insult is unnecessary. I, too agree that some of the people who brag about how much they bench press is just that; bragging. It doesn't have anything to do with fitness potential.

  11. @ProstigeWorldwide Being "STRONG" trains type 2 and type 3 muscle fibers, "125×10 = endurance" which is type 1 muscle fibers, newb

  12. @ProstigeWorldwide No I didn't say that, I am saying there are different type of muscle fibers that are used for different things. You're asking "If an olympic sprinter can walk 5miles?" There are people who can bench 125 x10 who can't bench 600lbs. But obvoiusly someone who benches 600lbs can probably bench 125×10. IF someone can bench 125 for 30 reps, can a 600lbs bench meet that? Probably not, because he'd get tired quickly, because he doesn't train for "endurance"

  13. @asmcriminaL Currect, but it is also strength-building exercise in reality.. being that it's a form of a push-up in a proper plank.

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