Swiss ball


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Swiss ball


[From the early use of exercise balls by physical therapists in Switzerland during the 1960s.]

Swiss ball

n
(General Sporting Terms) a very large inflatable ball made of strong elastic rubber, used for physical exercise and in physiotherapy
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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.
A Swiss ball can also be used instead of a chair to correct posture.
Balancing on a Swiss ball and playing some practice shots, Andy, 27, from Dunblane, shows how far he has come since he first impressed on the tennis circuit as a gangly teenager.
As I was doing reverse ab curls with a Swiss ball, I saw a man leaning out the window on the top floor of the building across the street smoking a cigarette.
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.
He's also in the book for standing on a Swiss Ball for the longest time at Stonehenge, balancing a pool cue while walking the longest distance at the Pyramids in Egypt, skipping rope the most times in a minute while jumping on a pogo stick at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and bouncing the fastest mile on a space hopper along the Great Wall of China.
Product instructions and authors of Swiss Ball exercise books recommend to fit a ball to a subject so that hips and knees form a 90[degrees] angle when sitting on the ball with the feet flat.
80 (power 80%), and using the results of a previous study comparing between the Swiss ball and a stable surfaces because this most closely resembles devices used in this study (Marshall and Murphy, 2006), and a calculated effect size of [delta] = 1.
John explained how the sessions comprise two elements and involve exercise with a Swiss Ball.

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