An important principle of The Gravity Ball Method™ that we like to demonstrate to new Gravity Ball users is the Up and Out principle. Essentially, the principle states that you can change the intensity of an exercise by simply adjusting the position of the Gravity Ball in space.
October is National Physical Therapy Month. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is raising awareness about the use of physical therapy as a modality to help treat chronic pain instead of turning to opiates for pain relief. #ChoosePT
New research comes out fairly regularly showing the unique benefits resistance exercise provides for our health. It’s time for resistance exercise to begin to shine and for people other than bodybuilders to begin benefiting from this unique style of exercise. Now let’s go into some ways in which resistance exercise can benefit our health.
A key principle of The Gravity Ball Method that we like to demonstrate for new Gravity Ball users is the concept of Time Under Tension. The principle is essentially that whenever you are using the Gravity Ball to exercise for a period of time (For instance, 30, 20, 15 or even 10 minutes), we suggest that you not put the Gravity Ball on the ground (even to rest) until your time is up.
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.
Five of the most time-tested, popular types of exercise equipment include the dumbbell, kettlebell, medicine ball, yoga-stretching strap, foam roller. Let's see how the Gravity Ball can imitate an exercise popularized by each type of equipment and why it’s a great tool to start using today!
Paring yoga with weights such as dumbells and kettlebells is a trend that doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon, and for good reason. Here are four reasons why pairing yoga with weights is a great idea followed by our recommendations for using the Gravity Ball to improve your yoga practice.
Lower back pain is a fact of life, according to WebMD. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1). Lower back pain can have a variety of causes and may be difficult to pinpoint because the muscles, joints, and ligaments of our lower back run together in a very compact and interconnected space.