Pilates Ball

I bought a pilates ball after seeing a post on another site about it helping strengthening your core and also better posture. ( I have terrible posture) I inflated it this morning while at work, my Boss looked at me like I was a loon! Has anybody done this? think it helps? Anything I can do to further progress? I also started the cleanse this morning.... 

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 3:37 am
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I have a pilates ball and I use it more for squats.  You take the ball and put it against a wall and lean back into it and it supports you as you squat. 


I use it some for abs, but my back still hurts some.  You can use it to work your obliques, by laying supine , holding the ball straight above your chest and rotating from one side to next (ab twists). 


A friend of mine got one with sand instead of air and she says it supports better.  Check out self magazine online for some tips.

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 4:35 am
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my friend has one and he (yes, HE!) sits on it at his computer. he swears by it. it's much better for you to sit on an exercise ball while your back is hunched like that. and it is supposed to help your posture!

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm
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I am a Pilates Instructor, I personally do not use the ball when I teach class or execute the exercises myself.  Instead when I teach Pilates to individuals or groups that are ready for it, I use the Pilates "Magic Circle".  It is really good for toning the entire body.


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Posted on February 5, 2011 at 1:22 am

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