The details of workouts involving exercise balls are considered. Exercises with gym ball or Swiss stability ball for body workout are beneficial.
Gym Ball, Swiss Ball, Stress Ball or Fitball
Physical therapists in Switzerland used exercise balls in1965 for children with cerebral palsy so these are known as swiss balls. The other names for this ball are exercise ball, gym ball, stability ball, fitness ball, fit ball, therapy ball, balance ball, stability ball or medicine ball. It is also known as stress ball as it relieves stress. The exercises with this ball are known by different names as exercise ball exercises, fitness ball exercises, fitness ball workouts, medicine ball exercise, stability ball exercises, etc.
The exercise ball is made of strong PVC, plastic, or solid foam rubber. Avoid wearing any sharp things like jewelry, belt buckle when you work on inflatable balls to avoide punctures. The ball should maintain its shape under pressure.
Exercise balls come in different sizes, weights and varieties. These balls are often used with other fitness equipment. In order to reduce the range of motions allowed by the exercise ball, you can use a stability cushion underneath the ball to keep it in place.
Tips For Using Exercise Balls
- Using the Correct Ball Size: Choose an exercise ball that is the right size and that is properly inflated. A general rule is that when sitting down on the ball, your upper thighs should be parallel to the floor.
- Using the Correct Air Pressure: Properly inflate the ball following the air pressure guidelines stated on the ball box.
- Consult you Doctor before you start any exercises on the ball.
- Note that it is important to warm up before starting ball exercises and to maintain proper posture. It is also important to keep your back straight while doing exercise. Also focus on your breathing.