Exercise balls are balls constructed of elastic rubber with a diameter of around 55 to 85 cm (22 to 34 inches). It is used in physical therapy and exercise.

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Exercise ball is also known by a number of different names as, Swiss ball, gym ball, pilates ball, sports ball, fit or fitness ball, stability ball, therapy ball, yoga exercise ball, balance ball, body ball, or birth ball, pilates exercise ball,  ab exercise ball , core exercise ball , bosu exercise ball, hand exercise ball

It is larger and lighter than a medicine ball. Exercise balls should be purchased according to your body height.

Person’s Height   5′ 3″       5′ 4″ to 5′ 10″   5′ 11″ to 6′ 4″      6′ 5″

Ball Size             55 cm       65 cm           75 cm                85 cm

We should not confuse medicine ball with Swiss ball. Swiss balls are larger and lighter where as, medicine ball is a heavy ball, roughly the size of a volleyball or a basketball. medicine ball weighting balls from 2 to 25 pounds. following are the exercise ball with a little difference,  

Medicine exercise balls- Medicine ball is also called as med ball, or fitness ball is a heavy ball, roughly the size of a volleyball or a basketball.

Pilates Exercise Ball- When Exercise balls are used in Pilates it is called as Pilates exercise ball.

Yoga Exercise Ball- When Exercise balls are used in yoga it is called as yoga ball exercise.

Some of  the popular Fitness ball exercises workouts

Benefits of Exercise Ball

Firms and tones buttocks, thighs, and abdominal as a result of deeper stretch.

Strengthens lower back, chest and arms

Using other muscles to help balance during exercises thus getting a better total workout

Increases aerobic endurance and fitness increasing the Range of Motion

Provides balance training to improve core stability

Perfect for any age or fitness level

Improves proprioception

Used by professional athletes

Taking pressure off of certain joints as the ball is soft and round

Exercise Gym Ball are also recommended by doctors.

 

Exercise balls have been criticized by serious strength coaches because people tend to overuse them, which can lead to injury.

 

Instructions for Safety

Listen to your body and use a little common sense while Fitness ball exercises workouts.

When sitting on the ball, your hips and knees should be bent at approximately 90 degrees.

in case of pregnancy and any medical condition, kindly consult your physician.

be careful in early stages.

Begin with the easiest skills first, and read all instructions carefully before performing.

Pay close attention to specific guidelines for low back and pelvic positioning when noted.

do not repeat strength exercises more than 10 times.

discontinue the ball exercises workouts in case of any discomfort and consult an expert.

 

Exercise ball – fitness ball

Exercise Ball Workout

Medicine Ball Pilates ball Yoga ball