Exercise gym ball
Exercise gym ball follow a range of difficulty levels, and the benefits for back pain patients can be felt at each level. From merely sitting on the exercise ball to doing structured aerobic exercise routines, the basic support needed by the back and stomach muscles are the same.
For low back pain, the exercise ball can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Find neutral spine position
- Learn proper posture
- Increase lumbar (low back) mobility
- Increase abdominal and back muscles strength
- Increase balance and stability
- Develop overall control and strength of the core body muscles
- Learn to lift properly
Another recommended first step on the exercise ball is to find a neutral (lordotic) lumbar spine position.
- Slouch slightly on the exercise ball, rounding the lower and upper back
- Begin bouncing lightly on the exercise ball
- Allow the body to automatically find the straightened posture, which promotes staying balanced while continuing to bounce on the exercise ball
This balanced position on the exercise ball is also referred to as the center of gravity, where the upper body is balanced on a stable pelvic base. Even a slight change in this neutral posture position will change the center of gravity and require a correction to stay on the exercise ball. The stomach muscles are required to work the entire time to keep this balanced, neutral posture.
- The exercise ball can also be used as a replacement for a chair at work or home. The movement of the exercise ball requires muscular response to keep one’s center of gravity and maintain balance on the ball. This stimulates the deeper trunk muscles (multifidus and transverse abdominus) that are important in supporting the spine, and reduces static loading on any one structure in the spine.
What exercise can you do with a gym ball?
Using a wobbly stability ball gives your shoulders and arms an extra-tough workout. With one leg extended behind you, rest elbows and forearms on the ball. Step other leg back so feet are together. Hold the position as long as possible, working up to 30 seconds per set.
What are exercise gym ball good for?
Using an exercise ball can be a challenging way to add variety and fun to your workout. Exercise balls — also known as physioballs, Swiss balls, or fit balls — are large, vinyl balls you can use to strengthen and stretch your body, improving core stability and balance.
Orchid Physio Gym ball is the perfect home exercise tool for back exercises, posture correction, core strengthening.
Are exercise gym ball good for abs?
A fitness ball can be a great tool for toning your abdominal muscles (abs), as well as other core muscles. Fitness balls — also known as stability balls — come in various sizes. Choose a fitness ball that allows your knees to be at a right angle when you sit on the ball with your feet flat on the floor.
- Anti-slip matte surface, anti-burst design ensures safe use
- BPA & Phthalate-Free, Eco-friendly PVC material
- Foot Pump included
- Available in 5 sizes
- Box Contents- 1 Ball, Foot Pump, Instruction chart
Recommended Exercise with exercise gym ball
The best way to stretch your lower back muscles for instant relief is to lay your whole body over the ball. This is one of the most basic exercises with a Swiss ball, and recommended for all types of users, from beginners to advanced.
There’s a reason why the Swiss ball is also called a gym ball, Pilates ball or yoga ball. Maintaining core strength is extremely important, as these are the muscles in your body that stabilise and support all your movements.
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