For an exercise that strengthens both your chest and core muscles, Complete Fitness trainer Travis Hackett recommends the Stability Ball Chest Press. While it’s a move commonly done on a weight bench, adding a stability ball engages your upper body as well as your butt and hamstrings, too. Here’s how it’s done: Grab a set of dumbbells (pick a weight that will tire your muscles after 12 reps), position a stability ball underneath your mid to upper back., and keep your feet flat on the floor with your ankles directly under your knees. Hold the dumbbells by your chest, palms forward, and engage your core as you press the weights up. Slowly lower the weights back and repeat, using your abs to keep your body still. Do three sets of 12 and be sure to only use your chest and arm muscles to lift the weight, not momentum.
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