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Modified Staggered Pushups on Balance Board Exercise

Modified Staggered Pushups on Balance Board

Starting Position Begin by kneeling on a mat (not pictured) with your legs together, hands about shoulder-width apart and directly beneath your shoulders, and one hand on top of a balance board. Lift your feet off the floor and cross your ankles. Lower your hips down toward the floor until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. This is your starting or "up" position.

Action INHALE: Bend the elbows as you slowly lower your entire body--not just the chest--toward the ground. EXHALE: Straighten the arms and push back up to the start position to complete one rep. After one set, switch the balance board placement to the other side to perform another set.

Special Instructions Keep your abs engaged and your spine neutral. Look at the floor about a foot in front of you to help maintain a neutral head and neck position. Make sure you are able to maintain a straight line with the body while lowering toward the floor, keeping your abs engaged at all times. Don't lock out the elbows completely at the top. Only lower as far as you can in good form.

Muscles Worked: Chest, shoulders, triceps, abs