Pilates ball exercises
About Pilates ball exercises
Pilates ball exercises improve your flexibility and your cardiovascular system and help you to develop overall muscle tone for your entire body. The ball exercises are vital for your core because your core muscles stabilizes the rest of your body.
Pilates ball exercises provide various other health benefits which include rehabilitation of injuries (back or knee) and delivering a powerful workout to boost core muscles stability, improve your posture, and boost your muscle balance. Some fitness experts even recommend using exercise ball instead of chair because it dramatically improves your posture, balance, increases circulations and tones your abdominal muscles.
If you have only 10 minutes to spare in your day, here is a great DVD to get you started:
This DVD brings a bit of variety into your Pilates workout by using the exercise ball to make your workout more challenging. The DVD contains sections dedicated to lower body, abs, upper body and total body workout.
Pilates ball exercises – examples
Here are some examples of how you can use exercise ball. These videos feature exercises for different difficulty level. Please make sure you have had proper warm up before attempting to do any of these.
1. Pilates ball exercises – Chest Lift
2. Pilates back extension on exercise ball
3. Pilates bridge on exercise ball
4. Pilates push-ups on exercise ball