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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For the bench press, the Swiss Ball (55, 65 or 75 cm) was used in accordance with the height of the subjects (1.
Looking at the group mean activation levels and the statistical analysis the reader (and author) is led to conclude that the instability of the Swiss ball causes increases in muscle activation of the triceps and rectus abdominis muscle.
2010) Core muscle activation during Swiss ball and traditional abdominal exercises.
Seventy-two hours after the first series of data collection, the energy cost was determined for the maximum repetitions with a flat bench press on the Swiss ball with an intensity of 80% 1RM (using the load obtained with the 1RM on the stable platform).
The Swiss ball Y raise This exercise targets the lower back and is a good add-on to a training routine which works when coupled with abdominal training.
That said, it was always a relief to see the friendly face of Paula Denvir, who made us laugh as we burned calories and toned up during aqua aerobics in the villa's pool, and Swiss ball and pilates sessions.
I started one Swiss ball session feeling exhausted and grumpy, but was laughing by the end after bouncing about on the inflatable ball.
Place both legs on a Swiss ball with knees bent at a right angle; slowly roll the ball to one side as low as you can still keeping both shoulders on the floor.
A range of activities are on offer from dance mats, boxing and Swiss ball at Northallerton, to body blitz, yoga and tap dancing at Stokesley, and salsa and legs, bums and tums at Thirsk.
Swiss ball, walking, cycling and exercise physiology).
The problem: Weakness in your oblique muscles and hip flexors Fix it Assume a pushup position but rest your feet on a Swiss ball.
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