Swiss Ball Pike

The Swiss ball pike builds strength and stability in the upper body and core with an emphasis on the shoulders. This exercise also improves balance and coordination.

Instructions

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    Start in pushup position with your hands about shoulder-width apart and your shins resting on a Swiss ball.
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    Raise your hips upward as you roll the ball in toward your hands. Pause at the top before slowly lowering to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not allow your lower back to collapse at the bottom of the exercise. Keep your abs braced the entire time to prevent injury.
  • Keep your elbows almost locked out during the entire exercise.