Exercise Ball

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The exercise ball, swiss ball, or yoga ball (whatever you like to call it) is one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment a person can have.

It’s the only thing I use now to do situps, planks, inverted pushups, and various other exercises that include either one or both hands or legs on the ball at a time while doing other activities. Especially since it’s so great for the short spurts I’m into.

The biggest restraint in using it is the exercisers own creativity, for even sitting on it while curling dumbells makes it effective in working the core muscles.

A few of some really great exercises are shown below, but remember that form is always important when doing any exercise.

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5 thoughts on “Exercise Ball

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  2. Hank Rykiel

    Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don’t need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can’t do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways.;-‘:

    Take care

    hn

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    1. Mind Soul Post author

      I couldn’t agree with you more Hank! Do you have any techniques you use to keep active throughout the day? Activities that you add to your normal schedule?

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  3. Rehabilitacja

    What I observed is that people usually start training when smth is wrong: they have back pain, injury, or smth. I’m not sure, but shouldn’t we start from education? I mean education kids at schools. When you’re adult and you have some spine probs it’s too late to teach you proper posture etc. What do you think?

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    1. Mind Soul Post author

      My friend, I think it is essential to have education about exercise! This is what physical education (PE) is about in grade school, no?

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