The Physio Ball Push Up to Single Limb Raise is a functional training exercise for beginners to improve synergy of the neuromuscular system, core stability, body control and coordination.

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During the Physio Ball Push Up to Single Limb Raise the focus is on improving neuromuscular system efficiency because the neuromuscular system works in sync when the athlete moves on the court and hits the ball.

Emphasis is on the synchronized activation of various muscle groups and stabilizer development to improve performance and avoid injuries.

If the athlete cannot maintain neutral pelvic position during the Physio Ball Push Up to Single Limb Raise then increase (wider stance) the starting position of the hands and feet. If you have to spot because the athlete cannot maintain balance, spot the ball, not the athlete!

Physio Ball Push Up to Single Limb Raise Description

Physio Ball Push Up to Single Limb Raise

  1. Face down and position arms and feet shoulder-width apart; place palm of the hand underneath the shoulders; extend elbows; hips are in neutral pelvic position; feet are on top of the physio ball; look forward
  2. Place tennis ball on the ground at sternum (nipple) level
  3. Flex elbows and lower upper-body until chest touches the tennis ball; maintain neutral pelvic position; look forward
  4. Extend elbows and elevate upper-body away from the ground; maintain neutral pelvic position; look forward
  5. Raise one limb off the ground
  6. Hold position for 1 second before returning to starting position
  7. Repeat but raise another limb
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