I haven't experienced this type of exercise yet but I will purchase the ball and get cracking. It looks like it will be a good thing for me. Thanks to SP for having a few starting exercises for beginners.
i WATCHED THE VIDEO OF THE BEGINNING FOR THE THE BALL, I AM CONFUSED , HOW DO YOU KEEP THE BALL WHERE YOU WANT IT. i TRIED THE WORK OUT AND ENDED UP ON THE FLOOR. I AM NEW TO THIS SITE AND NEW TO EXERCISEANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU
2/14/2013 10:17:35 AM
very informative on core exercises with the ball.Can't wait to try this method of core training.
I'm starting a Bootcamp Sunday that involves a ball but everything I have been reading says the smallest size is for people 5'2"-5'7". I am only 4'11". Does anybody know if the come smaller or if it would be okay to just use the smallest size?
I got the largest one even though I am only 5'2" because I also had a bad knee when I bought it and knew that I could not get down that low and be able to get back up. It helped my knee so that there was no stress on the knee to do the exercises. So go by how you know your body and if you can't get down that low then go higher. That is safer since your knee will not give out since it does not have to go down so low.
11/27/2011 2:09:55 PM
Contrary to what was posted in the article, you do not FULLY inflate the ball. You leave a little air out so it slightly flattens out when you are sitting/laying on it. These balls are great for core, ab and chest work!
Yes - I too love the Swiss Ball and use DVD's as instruction. It is challenging but not beyond anyone's capabilities and well worth the effort. Also it is fun. So don't forget to enjoy it.
5/31/2010 3:43:57 PM
Folks, don't be afraid of the fit ball but do take a class at a local rec center or fitness center where it is used. I teach some senior fit classes and we use the fit balls in each class successfully. I sometimes start people seated on balls with a chair on either side for support.
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