Do you have a fitness fanatic on your holiday shopping list? Or, maybe someone who needs a little more TLC in their life? We will be rolling out some featured products over the next few weeks that would make great holiday gifts (or a perfect treat for yourself). Let’s start with our SMART Stability Ball.
SMART Stability Balls
According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a stability ball is considered an effective tool for strengthening your abdominals and other core muscles. Using an exercise ball as opposed to weight bench or on a flat stable surface is that the body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, forcing various muscles to be engaged.
The core muscles in your body stabilize and support all your movements. The “core” is not one specific muscle, but a word used to describe a group of muscles in your trunk and pelvis.
These muscles work together to protect your spine and help with everyday activities. Bending, throwing, lifting, reaching, and running all use stabilizer muscles. Keeping them well-conditioned is very important to overall health. Without conditioned stabilizer muscles, simple movements like pulling, walking, and running go unsupported and leave you at risk for injuries.
Training on a stability ball is one way to work this group of hard-to-reach muscles. Even just by sitting on the ball, you’re able to activate the stabilizer muscles and improve your posture.
Those muscles become stronger over time to keep you balanced on and off the ball.
More than just a core workout!
While it’s true that many people associate stability balls with core work, there are many exercises you can do that will also engage your legs, and upper body to increase strength. SMART Stability balls can be a strength training tool for the rest of your body.
Stuck for workout ideas? Our Self-Guided products are the perfect solution.
Are you stuck in your current routine? Our innovative, self-guided SMART Stability Balls feature 13 exercises that are printed on the ball for easy reference, making it easy to create a challenging workout on your own.
Need a jump start? Here are three moves to try:
- T’s, Y’s & I’s
- Russian Twists
- Mountain Climber/Push up with SMART Stability Ball Hold