Lateral Roll on an Exercise Ball


The Lateral Roll on an Exercise Ball is a great way to improve your core lateral stability, helping you to remain stable and avoid sliding during the golf swing.

The Lateral Roll on an Exercise Ball forms part of the Golf Strength and Endurance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that are designed to efficiently increase your stabilising strength – supporting proper body alignment, movement patterns, and energy transfer within the golf swing, and helping to prevent injuries.


This exercise requires an exercise ball, 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.  Lateral Roll on an Exercise Ball Video.



  • Start by lying face-up with your shoulder blades resting on an exercise ball, your hips lifted in a bridge position, and your arms straight out at your sides.
  • Keeping your upper thighs and arms parallel to the floor, reach to one side, rolling the ball towards your opposite arm.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat the movement in the opposite direction.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.


Contract your glutes and engage your abdominal muscles to keep your hips and shoulders parallel to the floor.  Do not let your hips drop during the movement.

You should feel it working your core, shoulders and hips.


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