BabyFit Sponsors help keep the site free!

 

Featured Article
Learn to Love Strength Training
Learn to Love Strength Training
If you're lacking the motivation to make strength training part of your regular fitness program, read the top 10 reasons every woman should strength train (and LOVE every minute of it). 

MessageBoard Hot Topics
Top Searches
Featured Recipe

Creamy Soy Corn Soup

Creamy, sweet, and full of soy protein, this soup will satisfy whether served hot or cold.


Chest Press on Ball

Back To All Upper Body Exercises



Starting Position
Start from a seated position on the Swiss ball. Slowly walk out until your lower to middle back is supported by the ball. Your feet should be slightly further than hip width apart. Start with the dumbbells at a 90 degree angle at your elbow, palms facing away from your body.

Action
EXHALE: Slowly push the weights straight up above your chest, keeping them in line with shoulders.

INHALE: Slowly lower back to the starting position.

Special Instructions
Do NOT perform this exercise on a hard, flat surface after the 1st trimester. If you do not have a Swiss ball, this exercise can be performed on an incline bench. If at any time you feet faint or out of breath, discontinue lying on your back.

Make sure to keep your core tight, keeping your hips pulled up toward the ceiling.

Muscles worked: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps



   

BabyFit Sponsors help keep the site free!

BabyFit Sponsors help keep the site free!


Pregnancy Resources | Pregnancy Articles | Parenting Articles | Pregnancy Exercises | Pregnancy Message Boards | Baby Names | Help | Advertising / Sponsorships

© 1999-2014 SparkPeople, All Rights Reserved | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | About Our Ads

NOTE: Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy update on February 8, 2012
SparkPeople
Visit SparkPeople for Free Online Diet Plan
Tell your company about SparkPeople Corporate Wellness

BabyFit, BabyPoints, BabyPages and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BABYFIT is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.