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iM Ball Exercises

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iM Ball Exercises is designed by an exercise physiologist and sports scientist to help you get the most out of this popular gym exercise device.

This exciting new Exercise Ball app features:

- 30 of the most effective Gym Ball exercises demonstrated with perfect form by iMusculus, the Virtual Athlete. The exercises were selected by a leading sports scientist and exercise physiologist to ensure maximum fitness benefits.
- Descriptions on how to perform each Swiss Ball exercise and how they will benefit you.
- 43 amazingly beautiful 3D rotations of the muscles used during each exercise and detailed information about each of those muscles and their function in the body.
- Flexibility and resistance programs plus a body zone selector allowing you to select specific exercises for specific muscle groups.

There’s also a host of information about exercising with Exercise Balls including a table to help you select the right sized ball for your needs.

Benefits of ball training:

The ball is a very versatile exercise tool. It can be used to develop muscular flexibility and joint mobility as well as strength, stability and endurance. The unique features of the ball are its shape and its inherent instability. The shape of the ball provides a support for the body in many flexibility, stability and strength exercises. This is especially evident in exercises for the spinal muscles.

Traditional floor type conditioning exercises such as crunches and back extensions can be done on the ball through a far greater range of motion than is available on the floor. The ease with which the ball moves is beneficial when used as a stretching tool allowing changes in the angle of exercises to stretch tight muscle fibres more accurately.

Exercise balls are known generically by many names including gymnastic ball, gym ball, stability ball and Swiss ball, as well as a number of brand names. The exercise ball has been used to treat orthopaedic and neurological disorders for over 40 years. Whilst not new, the popularity of the ball in rehabilitation, sports, yoga, pilates and general conditioning has increased dramatically in the last 20 years.

So, if you’ve always wondered how to use an Exercise Ball to increase your flexibility, stability, strength and fitness, then this is the app for you. You'll also be mesmerised watching as iMusculus, our anatomically correct 3D virtual athlete, shows you how to correctly and safely perform each Ball exercise.

This is an app you’ll love showing off to your friends and family and will become an integral part of your fitness routine!