Exercise Ball Exercises require that the entire body engage in the various exercises and thus, force the body to maintain proper alignment. In many ways, performing exercises on an exercise ball are similar to how the body moves throughout the day - moving various body parts while maintaining balance.
Exercising with an exercise ball require that the body utilize a host of core muscle groupss to maintain balance and stabilization. In addition, exercise ball exercises are excellent for stretching the various joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the body.
The exercise ball (also known as a stability ball) was initially designed to assist in the rehabilitation of spinal injuries. However, today, exercise ball exercises have been added to a large range of exercise types and are ideal for individuals that are looking to improve their overall core strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility.
An exercise ball is an excellent addition to any existing workout program in that it promotes spinal stabilization, core development and strength, endurance, balance, and coordination. Performing exercises with an exercise ball is an ideal way to improve the strength of the abdominals and lower back areas. Regular exercise with an exercise ball will improve functional strength, improve balance and coordination, increase flexibility, promote proper skeletal alignment, tone the core area of the body (abdominals, lower back, hips, and obliques), lengthen and stretch the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, improve blood flow, increase aerobic endurance, increase muscular endurance and tone, and promote weight loss.