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Stability Ball Exercises Part 1

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Two for You!

Here are two stability ball exercises you can do anytime, anywhere to strengthen your lower back and glutes.
That’s the purpose of our exercise blog…to introduce new and fun exercises that you can do at home with little or no equipment because we know you can’t always get to the gym!
Exercise #1: Back Extension
Position yourself with your belly on the ball and your toes on the floor so you are balanced by three points: your toes (1 & 2) and the ball (3).
Lift your upper body away from the ball slightly arching your back. This is great for strengthening your lower back. Repeat 10x 
For more challenge: Try holding your arms out to the sides or extending them even further forward.
Exercise #2: Dolphin
Again, position yourself with your belly on the ball, but move your weight further forward over the top of the ball so that your hands are supporting some of your weight and your feet are not helping you balance. Your three balance points will be your hands (1 & 2) and the ball.
With your feet together, lift legs up until your body is in a straight line (or a little higher if you can) do this slowly without momentum. You’ll feel this in your glutes, low back and even inner thigh. Repeat 10x
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