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.


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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.