|If you are just beginning the journey into exercise ball exercises you need to know how to buy an exercise ball
and how to
choose a size appropriate for your
When you have your own exercise ball and your own program of free core exercises its like having your own personal trainer at home.
When choosing an exercise ball I recommend getting one that is used in gyms and physical therapy clinics. They are generally more durable and can withstand greater weights. If you are carrying some extra weight or if you decide to use free weights with the ball it's worth the peace of mind and doesn't necessarily cost any more than one you might pick up at a retail outlet. A good quality exercise ball will say "burst resistant" or "slow release", so if it does puncture, the air will be let our slowly.
The exercise ball is the one piece of equipment that will add diversity to your routine, functional training, and takes up very little room. Having your own stability ball to use with this seemingly unlimited supply of free exercise ball exercises will put you well on your way to your fitness goals.
Some manufacturers claim to have designs that if punctured will let air out slowly called "slow release balls" rather than bursting. Always check the instructions that come with your ball so as to avoid exceeding its weight restriction. Serious injury can result if used improperly.