Pilates balls are one of the many Pilates tools you can use to make your workouts more versatile pilates workouts more versatile and effective. A Pilates ball can be used for a wide variety of exercises. PILATESSTAR by Yogistar offers you various Pilates balls in top quality

What can the Pilates Ball / Gymnastics Ball? When is it used?

The Pilates Ball / Gmynastics Ball can be integrated into numerous exercises, that you might know without the ball. For example, many sitting exercises can be on the Pilates ball. The Pilates Ball can be used to mobilise the vertebrae, among other things Mobilise the vertebrae, but that's not all. The Pilates ball can the Pilates Ball can also be placed between the legs to press against it held between the hands to build up tension between the arms, and much more much more. Those who have experience with yoga and are used to the use of Blocks, will be able to compare many ways of using this tool with this tool. The Pilates Ball is available in different sizes. You can find out more about the Pilates Ball can be found here and in the individual product descriptions

What does the Pilates Ball / Gymnastics Ball do?

When you perform exercises on the Pilates Ball or Gymnastics Ball whether you sit on the ball or, for example, sit on it with your stomach or upper back or lying on it with your stomach or upper back, for example - this requires a continuous ball is not a solid, static surface, unlike the floor is not a solid, static surface. This not only trains the sense of balance, but also the deeper lying muscles are addressed or activated more strongly activated more than without the Pilates ball.

The Pilates ball is also often used in rehabilitation Rehabilitation area.

Examples of exercises with the Pilates ball / gymnastics ball

To give a more concrete idea of what exercises can be done with the Pilates ball or gymnastics ball, we have put together a few examples here a few possibilities (this is only a small selection from a wide range!) Selection from a wide range!):

  • Ball Crunches:
    Lie with your lower back on the Pilates ball. Put your hands behind your Ears and roll up with your shoulder blades, then come back down back. Avoid straining your neck by looking straight ahead rather than at your knees but always looking straight ahead.

  • "Jackknife":
    From a prone position, place your feet on the Pilates ball and stretch your arms to lift yourself off the floor off the floor. Hold your weight with your arms as you exhale and bend your knees bend the knees. Inhaling straighten the knees again. By the way push-ups on the ball. To do this, come down on the ball with your thighs instead of the back of your feet on the ball and push yourself up from the floor with your arms up from the floor.

  • Hip Rolls
    Here you lie on your back with your arms outstretched on the floor at your side arms stretched out on the floor beside you. The thighs point vertically upwards, knees are bent at a right angle and the soles of your feet rest on the Pilates ball rest on the Pilates ball. Starting at the tailbone, roll upwards vertebra by vertebra Vertebrae by vertebrae so that the hips come up and form a straight line with the Line with the upper body. Exhaling bring each vertebra back to the mat in reverse order Each vertebra back onto the mat in the reverse order. Important: Shoulders and neck Neck remain relaxed!

  • Harpoon:
    If you tend to have a hunched back, you should regularly include the following exercise in your training Workout: Lying on your stomach over the Pilates ball, open your legs about In the prone position over the Pilates ball, open your legs about hip-width apart and support yourself with your toes on the Pilates mat. The arms are at the side of the Pilates ball and initially hang relaxed downwards downwards. First pull the shoulder blades slightly towards each other, then raise the upper then lift the upper part of the body and at the same time stretch the arms backwards arms back and down so that the fingers point towards the heels. The body the neck is long and the belly button rises slightly away from the ball slightly away from the ball. Exhaling come back to the starting position.

  • Squats:
    If you want to perform particularly effective squats, press the Pilates ball with your back against a wall or hold it against a wall against a wall or hold the Pilates ball with your hands above your head above your head.

  • Ball Pass
    A dynamic exercise that packs a punch is the ball pass, in which you first lying on your back on the Pilates mat with your legs bent and your knees so that your shins are parallel to the floor. Hold the Pilates Ball between your hands. Now come up with your upper body and place the Pilates ball and place the Pilates ball between your lower legs. Lower the Lower your upper body back onto the mat and stretch your arms back. Then come up again and take the ball between your hands. Do this back and forth about 10 times...

The Pilates ball can also be used for various gym exercises ball can also be used for various gymnastic exercises. With the Pilates ball, different Muscle groups can be addressed (as the small selection of exercises above shows) Exercises listed above).

What sizes are the Pilates ball / gymnastics ball?

The Pilates / gymnastics ball in blue or in violet is available pILATESSTAR offers the Pilates ball in blue or purple with 50, 55 or 60 cm (purple) or 55 or 75 cm (blue). The best size to choose  depends above all on your own body size: The the taller the practitioner, the more suitable a large Pilates ball is, while smaller people usually get along better with a ball of smaller diameter Diameter.

There is also a small version of the Pilates ball. The small Pilates ball/gymnastics ball has a diameter of 23 cm and can be used for can be used, for example, to mobilise the thoracic spine ("open up the heart area") Heart area by placing it under the upper back in this area Under the upper back. The small Pilates ball is available in many beautiful colours available.

In addition to the Pilates Ball / Gymnastics Ball in our range: The Toning Ball

In addition to the regular Pilates or gymnastics ball with large diameter PILATESSTAR also has the Toning ball in its range. The Toning Ball is especially for the training of shoulders, arms and upper body, for which it can be used more handy than the regular large Pilates ball The Toning Ball is available in different sizes (9 or 12 cm) and different weights (0.5 kg) different weights (0.5 kg, 1 kg or 1.5 kg)

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