Other names for an exercise ball include: physio ball, swiss ball, core ball, stability ball
A ball might say it supports 1,000 lbs but it may only be burst resistant up to 200 lbs. Other names for burst resistant include burst proof and anti-burst.
Use your exercise ball in an area that is:
Use a mat as a cushion on hard surfaces in case you lose your balance.
When first using an exercise ball:
Sources: ACSM (2005). Selecting and Effectively Using Stability Balls. (Brochure) Geithner, Christina.
As you get more comfortable on the ball, you can move it away from the wall and move your feet closer together. Learn to keep your balance while sitting on the ball (without using the wall) before adding additional movement or weights.
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