For this week’s blog post we’re going to talk about some of the ways to use the removable soft straps that come with the Gravity Ball™.
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.
Adaptive Fitness with a Gravity Ball™
If you’re a wheelchair user, practicing resistance exercise is an important part of maintaining good overall health. It not only builds healthy muscle mass but also can help to reduce pain, improve mobility and reduce stiffness, prevent muscular imbalances, reduce the chances of injury, increase strength levels and boost your energy and mood.
About Muay Thai
If you’re an athlete looking to challenge your Muay Thai or boxing, consider adding two Gravity Balls to your next session!
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.
With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought to the disease, we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms for those with Parkinson's.
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.
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.
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.