Last weekend, the Gravity Ball team had the honor of exhibiting at the Abilities Expo in San Mateo, CA. If you haven’t heard of the Abilities Expo, it’s an event that brings together products and services designed to serve the disability community including parents, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
To compliment our Q & A article about grip-free exercise we’d like to provide some tips on how to do grip-free resistance exercise so as to gain the most benefits.
We’d like to answer a question that we often get asked, which weight of Gravity Ball should I use?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational hazard that has become common as more jobs require day-long computer use. This syndrome can cause wrist pain and numbness in the fingers. Since many exercises, especially those that strengthen the arms, require strong grip strength, having carpal tunnel syndrome can deter people from exercising. The Gravity Ball’s unique design allows the user to do weighted grip-free resistance exercise safely and effectively even if you can’t hold weight or have poor grip strength due to carpal tunnel syndrome or another health problem that impacts your grip strength.
We frequently get asked several questions. Most have to do with what exactly is grip-free resistance exercise and why is it so important? We thought we’d take a few of minutes to define grip-free resistance exercise™ and also to answer some other frequently asked questions.
Using Reps and Sets
During exercise many people establish patterns of how many reps and sets to do of a specific exercise. As this happens, the amount of time they spend exercising becomes somewhat easy to estimate too. For example, if I do X number of sets, I can expect to spend Y amount of time exercising.