Basic Stability Ball Push-up and Plank

Learn how to do a push-up and plank with the stability ball. This combo is excellent for the abdominals and the upper body, particularly the chest and shoulders.

Begin by mastering the plank and controlling the ball forward and backward. Next, focus on the push-up. Don’t worry if you fall off the ball! Many beginners do!

Once you master this exercise, add a few repetitions until you can do 10 very good (ie-low to the floor) push-ups. Remember to focus on your abdominals as you roll backwards to your starting position. That movement alone is a great ab exercise!

This exercise and the entire stability ball workout can be found on the DVD Ball Sculpt 1: Nothing But the Ball- Stability Fitness Ball Workoutavailable at