What they did not come up with in order to promote health, prevention of various diseases, as well as simply entertaining free time. Fitbol - a very good tool to combat excess kilos and bad mood, which also has a positive effect on the body. But first things first.
So, fitball came to us from Switzerland. It was created by the Swiss physiotherapist Susan Kleinfogelbach in the fifties of the last century as a rehabilitation gymnastics for patients with cerebral palsy (cerebral palsy). The method of fitball has spread all over the world since then, but in our country it has been used relatively recently - about 8 years, whereas in other countries there are more than 50.
Now every good fitness club can offer its customers practicing fitball - a program of exercises that are performed while sittingor lying on a special gym ball. This kind of fitness is considered the most sparing for the spine and especially for the lower back. Because it is the lower back that suffers most from the stresses that arise when working on the abdominal press. Classes are conducted using a large elastic ball, which, like the program itself, is called fitball.
Exercises on the balls aimed at strengthening the muscles of the arms, the shoulderwaist, abdominals, back and pelvis, increased flexibility and mobility in joints, posture formation, are useful in varicose veins, osteochondrosis and arthritis. They train the vestibular apparatus, develop coordination of movements, remove the additional burden on the spine. All this allows you to engage in fitball for people with excess weight.
Complex of exercises fitbola good because it is practically absentimpact load on the feet. Therefore, even elderly people with damaged knee and ankle joints can engage in fitball aerobics. Due to vibration during exercise and the amortization function of the ball, metabolism, blood circulation and microdynamics in the intervertebral discs and internal organs improve, which facilitates unloading of the spinal column, improving the work of its departments, correction of lordosis and kyphosis.
It is very useful to practice fitball during pregnancy. After all, in this period, women's spine, jointsand the sacrum are subject to a colossal load. The closer the baby's term of birth, the harder it becomes to wait. It is fitball, performing the role of a support, allows future mothers to relax and feel their body better, and accordingly it is easier to perform the exercise on stretching the muscles.
Correctly choose the ball - in accordance with its growth. If you are below 160 cm, then you fit suitdiameter 65 cm, and if higher, then - 75-80 cm. And more: when you sit on the ball, the angle between the thigh and the shin should be 90-100 degrees. So you can pump the fitball individually for you. It should be soft and comfortable for you to feel and resilience. The fitball can withstand loads of up to 300 kg.
When choosing a ball it is also important to determine the color, which would be right for you. Such a science as chromotherapy studies the effect of color on the human psyche, it advises you to dwell on the color, which exactly at that moment your mental state requires. So, for example, red color increases vital energy, endurance, immunity, orange positively affects the work of the kidneys and hormonal balance, and green - creates a feeling of comfort and peace.