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Why Use Stability Balls?

Balance: an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.

Stability balls are in my top 3 favorite pieces of functional equipment. Not only can you get the best balance work, but you can also use it for rehabilitation and stretching. From the most basic of movements, to the most complex, stability balls cover them all. Similar to the bosu ball, stability balls create co-contractions This means that your body is in a continuious state of work using of thousands of stabilizer and mobilizer muscles, firing back-and-forth to keep your body stabilize. The development of these muscles are cruscial important for joint stabilization and posture.

Screen shot 2015-06-02 at 11.13.06 PMAnother great aspect of balance and stability training is that it forces you of your comfort zone and demands complete focused on what you are doing. Losing concentration with some movements may lead to messing up or perhaps a little stumble. Balance and stability should be a major component when putting together your workout plan. From young children to the elderly, it is crucial to keep up this element of physical activity.

Benefits of Balance & Stability Training. 

  • Develop stabilizer muscles
  • Help stabilize joints and develop posture
  • Force you to concentrate and be present
  • Stimulate co-contractions for better balance and stabilization

 

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