Swiss ball

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An air-filled ball constructed of elastic PVC which measure 35 to 85 cm (14 to 34 inches) which is used in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise and as an assistive device for weight training.

Swiss ball

An inflatable vinyl or rubber ball, used in exercise training, rehabilitation, and sports to treat low back pain or to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and chest. Synonym: balance ball; fitness ball; stability ball
See also: ball
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The trunk was extended for the exercise and the mini stability ball was placed against the sacrum (about 16 cm in diameter placed at the mid sacrum) until, in different exercises, the back was extended to 60, 40, or 20 degrees.
Therefore, a new mini stability ball was tested here in a variety of exercises to examine its ability to cause recruitment of the key core muscles during exercise.
With stability balls, it's all planes--front, back, side-to-side, top to bottom.
Ball bench dips (below) Sit on the floor and place your heels on top of the stability ball.
3The 007Lying on the stability ball, have your upper back resting on the ball with arms straight and head supported rotate your body to one side and pause.
As fitness co-ordinator at The Village Hotel's leisure club, in Warrington, Julie takes 10 classes every week, from aqua and spinning to body pump, aerobics and stability ball.
Last week I gave you some exercises to help tone up your body using a stability ball.
Bottom firmers: Lie on your back with a stability ball between your legs and squeeze them together.
The workout can also be done on a stability ball instead of a chair.
Muscle conditioning – activities such as lifting weights, hitting a punch bag, swinging a kettlebell, using a suspension trainer and exercising with a stability ball.
It's thanks to you that tonight I'm going to stick a pin in my lime green stability ball that so far hasn't offered me any.
The GoFit Pro Stability Ball is a great way to keep muscles active in the comfort of home.
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