Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Squat With An Exercise Ball

We’re continuing our series of exercises using an exercise ball. This week, we’ll show how to complete a squat with an exercise ball.

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  • Place an exercise ball between the wall and the curve of your lower back.

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Bend your knees and lower 5 to 10 inches, keeping your shoulders level and your hips square. Hold this position for 3 seconds and then stand back up.
  • Start with 5 reps and work up to 12. Rest for 30 seconds and do another set.

You can also modify this exercise to a wall sit- after you’ve initially lowered yourself by bending your knees, hold that position for 30 seconds, and slowly work to two minutes (or more). Do several repetitions for a full set.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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