Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Leg Lift Using An Exercise Ball

This week’s exercise is a leg lift using an exercise ball. This will help build abdominal and lower back strength.

  • Lie face up with your legs straight and an exercise ball between your ankles.
  • Raise your shoulders and head slightly off the floor and keep your arms out by your sides with hands just off the floor. Keep your palms facing down.

leg lift with exercise ball

  • While you engage your abs, squeeze your inner thighs and ankles into the ball and lift your legs up 45-degrees.

leg lifts with exercise ball

  • Continue to raise the ball until your legs are perpendicular to your body.

leg lifts with exercise ball

  • Slowly lower the ball down until it gently touches the floor. Repeat this movement 8-10 times for one full set. Work towards completing several sets at one time.

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

dsc_0323    -Dr. Courtney

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