Primary Muscle Group: Glutes
Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Glutes and Rectus Abdominis
Preparation: Lay on your back on the floor with your arms down and out to your sides at a 45 degree angle. Place your right leg on top of a stability ball with your heel of your foot resting on the top of the ball and your knee bent at a 45 degree angle pointing upwards. Your left leg should be bent and positioned to the left of the stability ball with your feet on the floor for balance.
Breathing: Breath out on the contraction of the muscle and breath back in on the way back to the start position.
Execution: Your movement begins with a squeezing upward movement at the hips and pressing your hips towards the ceiling as you keep your right heel pressed into the stability ball. Stop for a second at the top of the exercise movement and focus on squeezing your glutes in.
Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:Ball 1 Leg Knee DriveBall Bottoms-UpBall Bridge LiftBall DeadliftSide Lying ScissorsStep Ups on Bench