Virtual Fitness: How To Do A Fitball Squat

Fitball Squat

Deep Squat For Lower and Upper Body

The Deep Squat is a strength training exercise that works the backside, thighs, legs, front shoulders, and core.
INSTRUCTIONS: Stand with feet hip width or slightly wider. Bring the tailbone back and bend your knees, while lifting the fitball. Keep your back straight. Maintain a slow, steady pace.
ERRORS: Rounding the back. Moving too fast.
MODIFICATIONS: 1) Omit the fitball. 2) Move halfway down with knees at 90 degree angles. 3) Cross arms on chest.
CAUTION: Stop the exercise if you experience knee discomfort.
BENEFITS: Strengthens thighs (quadriceps and hamstrings), backside (gluteals), shoulders (front deltoid), spinal stablizers (core).
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider
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