This week’s exercise uses two pieces of equipment that we’d previously incorporated into the weekly exercises- a stability ball and a wobble cushion. This set requires stability- take your time in completing the movement because form is most important while you built strength and balance. Once you’ve mastered staying steady on the ball and cushion, you can work on incorporating heavier weight and increasing reps.
-Start by placing a wobble cushion near the stability ball (don’t set your feet on it quite yet).
-Sit on the stability ball holding two weights at your sides, and once you are balanced, use one of your feet to slide the wobble cushion directly in front of you, allowing your knees to be bent as seen in the video below (I should also be using a slightly larger stability ball so my knees don’t rise so much in front of me).
-Once you are situated, hold the weights with your palms upwards, and bending your elbows, slowly lift them towards your shoulders about 3/4 of the way (lift, don’t swing!).
-Repeat the movement 12-15 times; if you aren’t able to complete that many reps because you keep losing your balance, omit the wobble cushion under your feet and get accustomed to only the stability ball first, then incorporate it once you are feeling more stable.
-Complete three sets of 12-15 reps.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.
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