Exercise balls are unstable for obvious reasons. Using an exercise ball can be quite fun. The difficulty comes from the balls roundness, which also contribute to giving you a tremendous workout. By adding weights, you increase the amount of exercises that you can do with the ball.
The correct equipment, size matters.
You should find a ball that fits your body. The biggest mistake most people make is buying a large ball. If you are shorter than 4 1/2 feet, then a ball size of 45cm will work, 55cm between 4 1/2 and 5 1/4 feet, 65cm between 5 1/4 and 6 feet, and above 6 feet, you want a ball that is 75cm.
Exercise balls need to be puncture resistant. Most injuries occur when the ball bursts, and you hit the ground. Additionally, you want to prevent accidental puncturing from sharp objects. You should purchase the strongest ball possible to prevent any accidental harm to you and the ball.
Care for your exercise ball.
Keeping your ball clean is the first step toward a long relationship with your ball. You should avoid cleaners with chemical additives. These can break down the surface of the ball, and increase the chance of a burst. Opt for warm water with a mild soap, using a soft cloth. Storing your ball is likely your next biggest challenge. It’s best to find a nice quiet corner, away from any heat. If you don’t have the space, then deflating your ball after use is your next best option. If you do go with deflation, then you may want to invest in an electric pump so you can inflate your exercise ball with ease.
Your exercise ball is just like any other tool that you might own. You need to care for it to get the most use out of your investment. Stay consistent with your upkeep and your exercise ball will reward you with plenty of hours of wonderful exercise.
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