The primary benefits of this move is that it provides full body stabilisation as well as direct hamstring activation, as well as the glutes, back, core and hips. Therefore it is a great exercise for strengthening many of the major muscles in your midsection and lower extremities. Using an exercise ball amplified the benefits as it provides a more unstable surface. This instability makes the movement more reactive and harder to control. Therefore in order to do this move correctly you will automatically recruit the smaller stabilisation muscles in the lower half. Strengthening these smaller muscles is important because it will help to support your joints and control your movements during exercise.

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