Ball Pushup Feet on Ball

 

Overview

If your push ups are too easy you can perform them with your feet on a ball. By raising your feet you add more resistance to the upper chest muscles, much like the incline bench press. The swiss ball also adds the extra challenge of maintaining your balance while performing the exercise. The instability challenges your core and activates the abdominals, low back and obliques.

Description

  • Get into a pushup position, hands on the floor and your feet balanced on a stability ball.
  • Keep your head, neck, and body aligned in a straight line.
  • Lower yourself as far as you can by bending your arms.
  • Push back up to the top.
  • Stay balanced throughout

Mistakes

  • Dropping the head
  • Letting the body sag, especially the low back
  • Holding the hips up too high
Muscle Groups
Abs & Core
Chest
Hips & Buttocks
Legs
Shoulders
Triceps
Purposes
Upper-body strength
Trunk, hip and leg stability

Want to learn more?

Get a Free Evaluation Kit

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

I would recommend ISSA because this association has figured out the right mix for an extremely good learning experience while working through the process of acquiring certification.

Mark Pyles

Only 2 months after being certified I got hired as a Fitness Coordinator and started making my income as a fitness trainer for Marines and Civilians. The knowledge I have gained by getting certified through ISSA has laid a solid foundation for further certification I got afterward.

Liesa Wayson

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!

Yavor Varbanov

The ISSA Personal Trainer course explained every chapter very clearly and covered so many areas of health, nutrition, and fitness.

Susan Umstatter

The ISSA has changed my outlook on training clients.

nathaniel stull

I needed a online option that would meet my needs so I could study and also work, the course more than met my needs and expectations.

Tim Creasey

Thank you for the newest, modern, scientific information, which your course provides.

Miron Shakira

The education I received will put me above my competition and has provided me to the tools to helps other meet their personal fitness goals.

Pilar Roberts

After completing this course I feel much more confident in myself as a trainer and overall more equipped than ever to take on clients and help them achieve their goals of being healthy.

Taylor Richards

Hands down, ISSA stood out for me because they are the first fitness organization in the U.S. to become nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)...

Courtney Elveston

ISSA made it so easy for me to acquire my certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer, and I would also like to add that the course material was put together very well for me to understand.

Ahmed Smith

With a great staff, and the connections you make with other ISSA trainers online, It feels more like a family than a company.

Dylan Hammond

If you are looking to grow in the training industry, turn your dream into a reality or start the education process of personal training International Sports Science Association is the best starting block.

Amanda Boyd

I recommend ISSA to anyone who wants to have the right tools to teach or live a healthy and fit life.

Margaret Mangiel

Ready to jump-start your career?

Get your free evaluation kit today!

INCLUDES:

  • Readiness quiz
  • 5 Step plan to becoming certified
  • How to enroll with ISSA

No cost. No obligation.

Need help?
Contact Us

Need help?
Contact Us

Call Us

(800) 892-4772