Three Tips For Doing Daily Resistance Exercise

We believe that everyone can (and should!) be doing daily resistance exercise. Daily strengthening exercise keeps your muscles and joints strong and symmetrical as well as boosts your energy levels and metabolism. 

Here are three tips for getting in your daily resistance exercise:

1. Practice Planking- Planking is a highly beneficial exercise. Planking delivers a very effective core workout and also strengthens your shoulder joints and allows your spine to be in a straight position during exercise. Planking is benefial both with and without additional weight, but of course we like to share a few fun ways to plank with a Gravity Ball.

 Balancing on a Gravity Ball strengthens your core even more than a regular plank because your core is needed to help to stabilize you and prevent you from falling over.

Balancing on a Gravity Ball strengthens your core even more than a regular plank because your core is needed to help to stabilize you and prevent you from falling over.

 One of our favorites, the superman plank is quite the experience for your core, remember to switch arms on this one. 

One of our favorites, the superman plank is quite the experience for your core, remember to switch arms on this one. 

2. Carry Some Weight - Forget about remembering exercises. Carrying any weight for a period of time (adjusting the position of the weight as you go) will challenge your muscles and also your nervous system as the additional weight throws your body off balance temporarily and your nervous system is called in to help stabilize. Carry a weight around for 15 - 30 minutes and be surprised at how worked out you feel afterwards. Here are two examples of carrying weight with a 5 lbs Gravity Ball.

 Carry a Gravity Ball behind your head using the removable straps as you're walking around, throwing in a lunge or squat every now or then.

Carry a Gravity Ball behind your head using the removable straps as you're walking around, throwing in a lunge or squat every now or then.

 Secure a Gravity Ball to your hand using the adjustable straps and you're set. You can lift or move the Gravity Ball however you please during this time. Switch arms when you're tired. 

Secure a Gravity Ball to your hand using the adjustable straps and you're set. You can lift or move the Gravity Ball however you please during this time. Switch arms when you're tired. 

3. Throw Away Your Worries - We love these Gravity Ball throwing exercises. They're fun because they remind us of middle school PE class (dodgeball, anyone?) There's also the challenge of coordinating your foot steps as you move through it.

However you choose to move today, know that there's no right way to exercise with weight (as long as you're doing safe movement practices). Try out something new today you'll be one step closer to finding out what works best for you.