Prevent injury: Stability ball pulse - Women's Running

Prevent injury: Stability ball pulse

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Prevent injury: Stability ball glute pulseStrong glutes will help prevent lower back problems and improve your running stride. Introducing the Prevent injury: Stability ball pulse.


  • Lie with your tummy on a stability ball and place your hands on the floor.
  • Bend your right knee and flex your foot (pull toes down).
  • Keep your left foot on the floor for balance.
  • Push your right heel up to the ceiling and lift your leg as high as possible.
  • Lower your right leg until your knee touches the ball.
  • Complete one set.
  • On the last repetition hold the top position.
  • Do small controlled pulse movements at the top position.
  • Repeat with the other leg.

Be safe

Don’t hold your breath during the move.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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