Bicep Curls on the Stability Ball

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses bicep curls on the stability ball.

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Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses bicep curls on the stability ball.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, BSc (Kinesiology)

Duration: 1 minute, 23 seconds

Doing a bicep curl on a ball is a great way to work the arm without having to do it on a bench.

You can do it at home on the ball easily. The thing to focus on is that nice, slow, steady motion right up into the shoulder û up and down. We can do that bicep a couple different ways. We can do it with the palm open, and we can do it with the weight in more of a straight line, which will bring it up like that.

You're going to find that this is probably the better way to do it, although it's going to put some pressures on your elbow. We spend so much of our life in a forward position that our shoulders and arms get into this position, and we find it much easier to do stuff in that way.

What we want to be thinking about is how do we use that arm really, and how is it going to go up and down. This is a great way just to strengthen the bicep while sitting on the ball.

The nice thing about the ball is that you have to use your legs. You have to engage your stomach. It's all going to work. So when you're doing the bicep curl on the ball, think about getting a nice centered position on the ball and up and down, nice and slow, always a nice, even pace with the weight.

Never get into a jerky motion. Never get into a fast motion, just nice and steady, up and down, chest nice and high. Any complications or any discomfort, stop the motion right away.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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