We’re excited to share our new video that demonstrates how to use the Gravity Ball’s strap system and attachment anchors. This video is for anyone who has just received a Gravity Ball™ and are not quite sure how to use it or maybe you’ve had a Gravity Ball™ for a while but use just one of the straps. This may give you some inspiration for using the other types of straps.
The Importance of Core Stabilization
The Gravity Ball™ team had the chance to spend the morning with friend and urologist, Dr. Dawud Lankford. Following an outdoor core workout session, Dr. Lankford and Dr. Mark Chavez, creator of the Gravity Ball™ discussed the importance of core training for cancer patients and patients in need of extensive core rehabilitation.
Combining resistance bands and a Gravity Ball™
Compact, portable and versatile. Resistance bands can be used in many ways, as shown in this article by Greatist with 33 creative resistance band exercises. Resistance bands are also popular in physical therapy because of their compactness and their range of tensions. Some resistance bands are designed to be essentially giant rubber bands while others come with handles or hooks.
Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II (veer-uh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh) is a yoga pose that opens the hips while strengthening the legs, ankles and feet along with the arms and upper body. Warrior II is also great for strengthening the back and spine.
Aiming to achieve symmetry between both halves of our body is essential for keeping our body balanced and injury-free. It's good to practice symmetrical movements both during exercise and as we move throughout the day.
Handstands, they're not just for yogis anymore. Handstands are an incredibly effective way to strengthen your entire body, improve your balance and enhance your overall well being.
We believe that everyone can (and should!) be doing daily resistance exercise. Daily strengthening exercise keeps your muscles and joints strong and symmetrical as well as boosts your energy levels and metabolism.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors in the hands, limb rigidity, motor issues and cognitive challenges, all of which can make exercising very challenging. With the Gravity Ball’s unique system, it makes using weights possible for people with Parkinson’s disease. The Gravity Ball’s adjustable, high strength Velcro straps secure to your hands or feet during exercise allowing you to use weight without having to grip on the weight.
Cross Training Defined
Cross training as defined by Runner’s World, is “a combination of exercises from other disciplines, different than the sport the athlete normally practices.” In the case of runners, cross training could include swimming, cycling and other types of fitness done to supplement their running.
What Is The Lines Principle
For this blog post we’d like to share a tip we like to use while using our Gravity Ball™, the Lines Principle! The Lines Principle is the practice of aiming to form straight lines in our movements in order to improve our form, posture and skeletal alignment.