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.
- 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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