Are you hitting the gym? Maybe you’re like myself and making use of that gym ball you have sitting around. After finding delicious Shakeology ingredients, I made the decision to start exercising again. Diet has always been the most difficult part for me but with Shakeology I think I can finally get over that hump. I like eating tasty meals which is exactly what Shakeology provided. So, if you’re using a gym ball, you might want to check out some tips and advice that I’ve learned over the years! For all intents and purposes a Gym Ball is a wobbly bench.The gym ball’s instability and, therefore, your greater reliance on your primary stabilizing muscles (abs and lower back, commonly referred to as “core” muscles) have seen an incredible rise in the popularity of the gym ball to improve your “core” muscles. I should note that, although the gym ball has risen to prominence in the last ten to twenty or so years, the fitness ball was developed back in the nineteen sixties (developed by Aquilino Cosani who was an Italian plastics manufacturer).
Realistically, your “core” muscles are at work during all of your motions and movements, exercises and are placed at most stress or work during major compound weight training exercises, such as Dead lifts, Squats etc. Or, during a prolonged engagement/ use – i.e. distance run, or row etc. With the aforementioned in mind, performing “advanced” weight training exercises like those stated (Dead lift and/ or Squats) will have a greater overall benefit to help improve “core” strength, provided you have no prior contra indication (such as a pre existing injury etc.). However, a very sensible and common reason for purchase of an exercise ball is that a Gym Ball is a comfortable and affordable choice for training at home (with dumbbell weights and resistance bands etc.), as well as being the most popular option, hence its inclusion in many gym workout routines.