Posts tagged Resistance Exercise
5 Pieces Of Equipment A Gravity Ball™ Can Replicate

An Amazon search for “exercise equipment” brings up over 60,000 search results! That’s a lot to choose from. At Gravity Ball Health Systems, we’re all about making good use of what we have. With this in mind, we made sure the Gravity Ball™ was able to transition from one exercise to the next easily while offering versatile features that can adapt as our needs change over time.

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Abilities Expo & 3 Ways the Gravity Ball Benefits Adaptive Fitness

Last weekend, the Gravity Ball team had the honor of exhibiting at the Abilities Expo in San Mateo, CA. If you haven’t heard of the Abilities Expo, it’s an event that brings together products and services designed to serve the disability community including parents, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

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Why Cardio Isn't Cutting It

The Gravity Ball team has interacted with many individuals over the years, and from these experiences we are convinced that resistance exercise has been and continues to be underappreciated and unknown by a majority of people who could benefit from it the most.  

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3 Health Benefits of Resistance Exercise

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.

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Time Under Tension: The Gravity Ball Method

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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Cross Training With A Gravity Ball™: Resistance Exercise + Running

If you're a runner, do you currently cross train? Cross training as defined by Runner’s World, as a combination of exercises from other disciplines, different than the sport the athlete normally practices.  In the case of runners, cross training can include swimming, cycling and doing other types of fitness when they are not running.

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3 Ways To Do 30 Minutes of Resistance Exercise Every Single Day

Exercising consistently often requires planning, goal setting and flexibility. Here are some ways to incorporate 30 minutes of resistance exercise into your daily schedule.

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Dr. Dawud Lankford Speaking on The Exercise

Dr. Dawud Lankford MD, MPH, urologist and Dr. Mark Chavez, creator and owner of The Gravity Ball & The Health MD met with each other last week to discuss the importance of exercise in healthcare.

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Timed Exercise is the New Rep And Set

What if instead of counting reps and sets during exercise, we focus on the total amount time spent exercising? We propose, by doing this you will allow increased flexibility and creativity into your workouts while still making the most of the time you spend exercising. Read on for some tips on how best to do this.

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