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The Single Leg Wall Squat With a Stability Ball

Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS-D, NSCA-CPT-D, CSPS1; Pastore, Anthony BS2

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength and Conditioning Journal: April 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 89–91
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000083
Column: Exercise Technique
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ABSTRACT THE SINGLE LEG WALL SQUAT WITH A STABILITY BALL IS A MULTIJOINT LOWER-BODY EXERCISE THAT CAN INCREASE HIP, SPINE, AND KNEE JOINT STABILITY, LOWER-BODY MUSCULAR STRENGTH, AND PERFORMANCE OF ACTIVITES REQUIRING HIGH LEVELS OF RELATIVE STRENGTH. THIS EXERCISE AND ITS VARIATIONS CAN BE PROGRESSED, REGRESSED, AND PERFORMED THROUGHOUT A TRAINING YEAR. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND FIGURES OF THE PROPER EXERCISE TECHNIQUE FOR A SINGLE LEG WALL SQUAT WITH A STABILITY BALL.

1Department of Physical Therapy and Movement Science, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; and

2The Competitive Edge Sports Athletic Development and Enhancement Company, Milford, Connecticut

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The Exercise Technique Column provides detailed explanations of proper exercise technique to optimize performance and safety.

COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Peter Ronaiis an associate clinical professor in the Exercise Science Department at Sacred Heart University.

Tony Pastoreworks for Rehabilitation Associates and The Competitive Edge Speed and Athletic Development Company in Milford, Connecticut.

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