Lower Back Pain and The Gravity Ball

Lower Back Pain and The Gravity Ball

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.

Which Gravity Ball Should I Use?

Which Gravity Ball Should I Use?

We’d like to answer a question that we often get asked, which weight of Gravity Ball should I use? See our suggestions for how to use each weight.

Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries With This Gravity Ball™ Exercise

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects and for directing all of our hand movements. Learn one important exercise that can protect this important joint.

3 Tips For Exercising Consistently

3 Tips For Exercising Consistently

It’s common for people to pick certain times to be “energized” about working out and getting healthier (through New Year’s Resolutions or by having vague goals) without having a clear path to do so. Check out our three tips for reaching your goals (in fitness or another area in life.)

Advanced Core Stabilization With A Gravity Ball™

Advanced Core Stabilization With A Gravity Ball™

The Gravity Ball team had the chance to spend the morning with friend and urologist, Dr. Dawud Lankford. Following an outdoor core workout session, Dr. Lankford and Dr. Mark Chavez discussed the importance of core training.

How To Use Resistance Bands With A Gravity Ball™

How To Use Resistance Bands With A Gravity Ball™

Compact, portable and versatile. Resistance bands can be used to achieve a full body workout, as shown in this article by Greatist with 33 resistance band exercises you can do anywhere. Resistance bands are also popular in physical therapy because of their compactness and variety of tensions. Some resistance bands are essentially giant rubber bands while others come with handles or hooks.

Three Tips For Achieving Your Goals

Three Tips For Achieving Your Goals

Knowing yourself is crucial for establishing a new habit. Only you know how you best perform and your true motivations for wanting change. Do you find that others help to keep you accountable to your goals or are you able to follow your own plan pretty reliably?

One Stretch To Ease Lower Back Pain

One Stretch To Ease Lower Back Pain

The lower back or the lower portion of our spine is responsible for supporting the upper back and for allowing us to rotate and bend. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1).

Exercising With A Gravity Ball™ For Parkinson's Disease

With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms of the disease.

Using The Gravity Ball in the Warrior II Pose

Using The Gravity Ball in the Warrior II Pose

Yoga instructor, Theresa uses a 5 lbs Gravity Ball in her Warrior II pose. By using the Gravity Ball’s adjustable straps which grip to her hand she’s able to focus on her breathing, form and movement during the pose (and not on holding the weight).

2 Ways To Improve Your Symmetry

Aiming to achieve symmetry between both halves of our body is essential for keeping our body balanced and injury-free. It's good to practice symmetrical movements both during exercise and as we move throughout the day.

Handstands: Why They're Great & How To Take Them To The Next Level

Handstands: Why They're Great & How To Take Them To The Next Level

Handstands, they're not just for yogis anymore. Handstands are an incredibly effective way to strengthen your entire body, improve your balance and enhance your overall well being.


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. Learn our three tips for getting in your daily resistance exercise.

Why Grip-Strength Matters

Grip strength is the force generated through our forearms, wrists, hands and fingers to hold, carry and pull on objects. Every time we sign a check, drive our car, carry our groceries, text our friend or unscrew a jar we should thank our grip-strength.

A New Way To Exercise for Those With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors in the hands, limb rigidity, motor issues and cognitive challenges, all of which can make exercising very challenging. With the Gravity Ball’s unique system, it makes using weights possible for people with Parkinson’s disease. The Gravity Ball’s adjustable, high strength Velcro straps secure to your hands or feet during exercise allowing you to use weight without having to grip on the weight.

Carpal Tunnel Exercises

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational hazard that has become common as more jobs require day-long computer use. This syndrome can cause wrist pain and numbness in the fingers. Since many exercises, especially those that strengthen the arms, require strong grip strength, having carpal tunnel syndrome can deter people from exercising.

Adapting: A Necessary Tool For Meeting the Needs of Today’s Society

We’ve all had to do it… Adapt. Change what we are doing in order to do something new. The need to adapt can take place for a variety of reasons. Regardless of the reason, adapting can be difficult.

Today we are evolving at a faster pace than at any time in human history; whether technological, physiological, or cultural. This constant state of change can make adapting to new situations seem difficult or all together impossible.

Three Reasons Not to Resist Resistance Exercise

Milo of Croton, a famed Greek wrestler from the 6th century B.C. is said to have carried a bull daily from the time it was a calf until it became a full size bull.  

This story is said to have influenced a well known principle of resistance exercise, called progressive resistance exercise (PRE) which is the gradual increase in the load a muscle carries in order to build increased muscle mass and strength over time.