Posted by: John Carter
on Feb 27, 2011
Bringing you one of my favorite exercises that targets your chest!
Regular Push ups / Wide Push ups using The Swiss Ball.
This is a great exercise that will target your upper chest and it also targets your entire core. Keep in mind that this is an advanced work out as a strong core is required. You might be wondering why is it considered advanced? To answer your question, as your using the ball to balance yourself you need to engage your core to be stable and balanced as you go UP & DOWN in every rep. What happens if you don't use your core? You will fall off the ball.
If you are a beginner - focus your on technique and keeping your core tight, you don't have to go all the way down, but as you build your strength you will be able to move up on reps, sets & start going all the way down as I demonstrated on the video.
SETS & REPS depending your FITNESS LEVEL:
Advcanced: 5 = 10-12 reps
Intermediate: 3 = 6-8 reps
Beginner: 2 = 5 reps
& 1 MINUTE BREAK IN BETWEEN SETS.
Give it a try & Let me know what you think.
More great stuff coming soon!