Prevent injury: Stability ball curl - Women's Running

Prevent injury: Stability ball curl

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

 

Prevent injury: Stability ball leg curlPrevent injury: Stability ball curl ensures that you have strong hamstrings that will improve your running power. Hamstrings are often the root cause of other discomfort in your lower back and pelvis/hips. Take care to stretch them and the notoriously tight IT bands on your outer thighs and you will fly through training sessions!

Technique

  • Lie on your back with your feet on the ball and your arms next to your side.
  • Lift your hips off the floor to form a straight line through your shoulders, hips and feet (this is the starting position).
  • Bend your knees and roll the ball in towards your bottom.
  • Straighten your legs back to the starting position.
  • Don’t lower your hips to the floor.

Be Safe

Squeeze your bottom and pull your tummy tight, but don’t hold your breath.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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