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How to Do a Chest Press w/ Ball for Female Strength Training

Learn how to do a chest press with ball from personal trainer Erin Sharoni in this Howcast workout video.


Hey, my name is Erin, and I'm a former US Junior Olympic certified swim coach and personal trainer. And fitness is my passion, so I cannot wait to share it with you guys.

Next up we have, a chest press. And for that we're going to use our physio ball, which I recommend to anyone to keep at home, regardless of what level of fitness you're at. It's a really useful tool, so we can even use this for a chest press. And what's nice about this is that it's going to give us a little bit of instability, so it'll work your core.

So you're going to roll out like so. Make sure that the line from your knees to your hips and upper body remains as straight as possible, okay. Make sure that the top of your head and neck are supported on the ball as well as some of your shoulders. And you're going to come into this position right here and just push up, and down. Pushing up, and down.

And kind of like the overhead press, you want to think of hugging a tree. So your arms are bent but you really want to have the idea of an arc in mind, so that it's not so much about pressing up from the shoulder, as it is really about squeezing the chest muscle to bring the arms up in one motion. And the great thing about this is you're also using your butt, to keep yourself up.

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