Exercise Ball Pushups

How to do the Exercise Ball Pushups

These exercise ball pushups are much harder than ground pushups because you are doing them on an exercise ball which throws your balance off significantly. To begin, lie face first on an exercise ball and your hands shoulder width apart holding onto the exercise ball. Slowly lower your body until it touches the ball and then come upwards breathing out. This exercise will force you to tighten your core during the entire exercise. This is an advanced exercise.

Exercise Ball Pushup Spotter Information:

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Chest
  • Triceps
  • Anterior Deltoids
  • Compound
  • Exercise Ball
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Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
46 lbs11.9 70.4 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 46 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 23 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Exercise Ball Pushups

Purpose Type Level
Strength Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Strength Beginner
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Sport Specific Advanced

Make a Workout

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.