In the present study, the Swiss Ball
was in a position equal to a horizontal position.
In the field of physiotherapy, proprioceptive training is believed to be important and, consequently, programs use methods and exercises that challenge proprioception-using equipment such as wobble boards, roller boards, discs and Swiss balls
The Swiss Ball
: Theory, Basic Exercises and Clinical Application.
Changes in muscle activity and perceived exertion during exercises performed on a Swiss ball
. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 31:376-383, 2006.
A second set of exercises was accomplished on a Swiss ball
. Here the subject sat on a ball (Figure 1).
Individuals were required to perform push up exercises with their hands either on a 65 cm diameter Swiss ball
or with their hands supported on an exercise bench of a similar height.
In recent years, gyms have focused on physical fitness and training using unstable surface (US) for resistance exercises (RE), in which the traditional exercise machines for resistance training share space with US equipment, such as the Swiss ball
, BOSU[R] ball, TRX[R], and balance disks.
Whether you want to start gently with a simple Swiss ball
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I rely on my own remedial efforts for leg strengthening and so I have retreated to the spare room to do straight leg-lifts with ankle weights and to lean back to the wall, rolling on a Swiss ball
, up-down, to perk up the quadriceps.
4 "TRAIN your core muscles by balancing on one foot, or on a Swiss ball
, while brushing your teeth, doing the ironing, cooking or on the phone."
In contrast, no significant differences were found in favour of pectoralis major activation during push-up exercises on a Swiss ball
compared with a stable condition (Lehman et al., 2006).
Norman attended eight Cardi-Back sessions, which were divided into exercises focused on the Swiss ball
, cardiovascular work on equipment including an exercise bike and multi-gym, and a weekly education session covering topics such as the causes of lower back pain and risk factors for heart disease.