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Fitness Ball Push-up

Work your arms and chest with this move

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Updated February 08, 2014

Pushup on Fitness Ball

First, put your chest on the stability ball and your hands at the side of your chest.

Photo by Stuart Gregory
If you feel like you've already mastered a basic push-up, you might want to take it up a notch and try push-ups on a fitness ball. Just keep in mind that you should be able to perform at least 20 basic push-ups before your move to the fitness ball.

In addition to being good for your upper body, push-ups on a fitness ball will also help strengthen your core and improve your balance.

Here's how to do a push-up on a fitness ball:

1. Get in push-up ready position with your chest on the stability ball and your hands at the side of your chest.

2. Place your toes on the floor, with your legs straight.

3. Push your body up until your arms are almost straight. (Make sure you don't lock your elbows).

4. Hold the push-up for 2 seconds.

5. Slowly return to the starting position. That's one rep.

6. Do three sets of 10 to 12 reps, resting for 30 seconds between sets.
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