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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Adaptive Fitness With A Gravity Ball™

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.

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Why Pairing Weights & Yoga Is A Great Idea

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.

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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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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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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