THE BENEFITS OF GYM BALL TRAINING
Take your workouts to the next level and work on strengthening your core and overall stability with the use of a gym ball. Gym balls are the secret weapon for engaging you core, hips and shoulders to all work together in unison and keep the body strong through a full range of motion. This compact workout equipment is ideal for home gym set ups and can be conveniently deflated if you’re looking for workout gear to take traveling. Reap the benefits of this workout tool whether you are a beginner or advanced.
Fitness balls are the ideal training tool for a stronger, leaner and more resilient body. By training with a gym ball you activate your stabilisers muscles that normally play second fiddle to the pecs, biceps and triceps, allowing you to build functional strength all over your body. Over time gym ball training is proven to improve your posture, balance and coordination while in turn reducing the risk of sporting injury.
TO REPLACE YOUR WORKOUT BENCH
Replacing your workout bench with a fitness ball when lifting weights is a great way to fire up all the muscles in your body and challenge your stability. It’s important to keep in mind that you should start off with less weight than normal to allow for that extra strength required to keep your balance.
AS AN ADDED CHALLENGE FOR PUSH-UP AND PLANKS
The balance and control required to use a fitness ball for push up and planks is another way to instantly engage the entire body and get more bang out of the exercise. Challenge: see if you can go for longer holds and higher reps then you would ordinarily on the floor.
AS A WARM UP
There is a range of challenging exercises guaranteed to get your heart rate up before a boxing training session. From knee tucks, to overhead balls squats and hamstrings calls, there workout options are endless.
Use a tape measure to make sure you have inflated your fit ball to the correct diameter. You want to ensure your hips and knees are at a right angle with the floor.