Instability training using Swiss balls
mainly activates local stabilizing muscles (Cooke, 1980), while the use of resistance to body mass in unstable states without using external resistance increases the integration and recruitment of global and local muscles.
The muscle activity of the 4 muscle groups examined was significantly higher during most corresponding exercise for the Swiss ball
compared with the floor crunches as was the duration of the exercise as shown in Table 2.
training was conducted 3 days (Mon-Wed-Fri) per week for 10 weeks.
Ruth Gomez, standing, uses a Swiss ball
to help Deena Durbin, a back patient and physical therapy assistant, do a spine bridge exercise.
work yourself as quickly as you can Hamstring exercise: Use a Swiss ball
or a raised surface.
A SWISS ball
can provide similar workout benefits to the gym.
03 KEEP fit with the Swiss Ball
, a giant rubber ball that allows a number of different work-outs.
Lean against the Swiss ball
with your feet firmly planted about 12 inches in front of you.
And a Swiss ball
is great fitness investment costing as little as pounds 7.
O SOLUTION OThis can be corrected by lying down with her head on a Swiss ball
and pushing backwards.
That and stomach strengthening exercises with a Swiss ball
has relieved the problems and he has kept up his general fitness with extra training in his own time.
Clients can use the climbing rope, Swiss ball
, or a resistance-based Theraband for effective training sessions.