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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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9/10 WAYNE BRIDGE Took it upon himself to shake the campmates from their slumber by bouncing the Swiss Ball off each of them.
In addition, to use exercise Swiss ball, and seats Swedish as a key part in strength training career in order to develop muscle strength.
In contrast, no significant differences were found in favour of pectoralis major activation during push-up exercises on a Swiss ball compared with a stable condition (Lehman et al., 2006).
(7-9) American therapists, who were exposed to the "Swiss Ball" in Europe, introduced this mode of exercise in the United States; and in recent years, ball exercise programs have gained increasing popularity in this country.
Classes involve using drumsticks to beat out rhythms on Swiss balls. Intense, non-stop drumming combined with dance provides a great aerobic work-out that will work your whole body.
The final chapter discusses corrective exercises using fun extras such as LAX balls, IT bands, and the large Swiss balls. Color photographs and figures support the text and four appendixes provide definitions of terms such as gait velocity and stride time, as well as useful references.
Also use Swiss balls, iso toners, hula hoop, medicine ball, etc.
A second room has medicine balls, Swiss balls, skipping ropes and yoga mats.
Using a range of physiotherapy and chiropractic equipment, including Swiss balls and skeletal models, the duo demonstrated and advised passers-by on simple exercises in order to alleviate and improve back pain, giving preventative tips too.
(1,2) However, recent studies show that considerable muscle activity can be achieved with abdominal exercise devices including Swiss balls, (3,4) following exercise videos, (5) or both.
An argument can even be made that adding Swiss balls to certain exercises (wall squats (14) and spine extensor exercises (7)) decreases the stress on the musculature due to decreases in muscle activation following the incorporation of a Swiss ball.
Fitness balls--also known as "Stability Balls," "Swiss Balls," "Physio Balls," and "Balance Balls"--have been used in Europe for years.
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