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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In the present investigation, groups of individuals with and without back injuries were studied for 1 month following a video exercise program incorporating the Bender Method with the mini stability ball.
Compact, it is four products in one: stability ball, balance disc, wobble board and plyo-box.
In a standing position place a stability ball behind your back against a wall at waist level with your hands to your sides.
Stability Ball Tricep Extension This targets the triceps - the muscles at the back of the arm - but by performing it on a stability ball you force the core muscles to engage too.
WHAT IS IT: Also known as stability ball, this piece of equipment helps focus on core strength (the part of your body that doesn't include your limbs) and functional training, which involves strengthening the torso for better workouts and less injury.
HE added: "The best way to shift fat from a problem area is to do an all-over workout, like my kettle bell or stability ball classes.
Lie with abdomen on stability ball, drawing in abs, with legs extended and toes pushed into the floor or againstawall or step.
Ditch your chair and sit on a stability ball, which works core muscles so your metabolic rate increases.
One-legged ball squats: Lean back against a stability ball for
Ten subjects were examined to determine muscle use that occurred during core body exercise using a 7-inch diameter mini stability ball produced by Savvier LP (Santa Fe Springs, Ca) compared with abdominal crunches on the floor and on a Swiss ball.
1: Ask your local fitness professional for advice on replicating three exercises using a stability ball, disc or cable approach.
Pauletto recommends the Resist-A-Ball, the original stability ball on the market.
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