The Horizontal Band Chop on an Exercise Ball is a great way to build rotational stability in your core and hips.
The Horizontal Band Chop on an Exercise Ball forms part of the Golf Stability series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will build stability in your joints and core for better consistency and ball-striking.
This exercise requires an exercise ball and a resistance band or tubing. Alternatively, you could use a cable machine.
The exercise ball is often referred to as a Swiss ball, and also known as a balance ball, fitness ball, gym ball, stability ball, physioball, Swedish ball, therapy ball, or yoga ball.
Figure 1. Horizontal Band Chop on an Exercise Ball Video.
- Start by sitting on an exercise ball, with your left leg off the ground straight in front of you, holding a resistance band with both hands that is anchored at about waist-height to your right.
- Rotate your shoulders to the right.
- Pull the band to across to your left by rotating your chest while keeping your legs and hips pointing forwards.
- Slowly return to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
- Switch sides and repeat (with the band anchored to your left).
Keep your chest up, your shoulder blades pulled back and down, and your abdominal muscles engaged throughout.
You should feel it working your abdominal muscles and hips.
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