How to Choose a Fit ball

Fit balls are very fashionable. These are large balls that are also called Swiss balls. These balls are made of rubber and were manufactured, for the first time, in the seventies of the last century. From the beginning they were used for therapeutic purposes. Nowadays we are used to seeing them in gyms and fitness centers and their use has become so fashionable that we can even see them in many houses.

Fit balls are a very useful fitness item as they allow you to develop muscles while working on your muscles and balance. In addition, fit balls can be used by all kinds of people from athletes to pregnant women.

You may be wondering in which sports these types of balls are used. Well, the answer is that it is used in many very diverse sports. Perhaps one of the most popular is Pilates. Pilates was one of the first sports that began to use these balls more or less regularly in its sports practice. This should not surprise us since Pilates perfectly combines the therapeutic intention with the development of bodybuilding, resistance and flexibility. However, there are other sports that also use fit balls. Sports that have become tremendously popular today, such as cross fit or functional and high-intensity training also use it.

As you can see there are many different methods and approaches when training with these balls. Therefore, you have to know very well what you do with them and what you want to achieve at all times. Another important issue is that of size. The size of a fit ball is of great importance, especially when we use it in sports such as yoga or Pilates. The size of the fit ball that we will choose will depend, to a large extent, on our height. Throughout this article we explain how to choose a fit ball. Pay a lot of attention!

What do you need to choose a fit ball?

  • Follow all our instructions

Instructions for choosing a fit ball

  1. There are basically two ways to determine if a fit ball is right for you or not. The first that we will explain is the one that we use in a store when selecting our fit ball. Then we will have to look at the size of the fit ball since these are normally sold deflated. On the other hand, the second explanation will be the one that we use in our gyms when choosing a fit ball whose size we do not know.
  2. The easiest way to choose a fit ball when buying from us is to look at its size or size. These data are indicated on all boxes. What we have to look at is the diameter of the fit ball and compare it to our height. In this way, people who measure less than 1.63 meters must acquire a 55-centimeter fit ball. People whose height ranges between 1.64 and 1.79 should use a 65 and, finally, those who measure more than 1.80 should select a fit ball with a diameter of 75 centimeters.
  3. Now, when the fit balls are not in their boxes and we do not have this data, it can be a bit difficult to know which one is best for us. In those cases we can employ a quite useful trick. This consists of sitting on the fit ball and observing the angle that our knees form with respect to the ground. If our knees form a 90-degree angle that is the signal that tells us that we are facing the perfect fit ball for us.

Tips for choosing a fit ball

  • Remember that the size of the fit ball is very important. If you perform your maintenance exercises on a fit ball that is too big or too small for you, it is possible that all your effort is for nothing.
  • The maintenance of your fit ball is a very important issue. You must ensure that your fit ball remains in good condition during all your training sessions. For this reason, you should get used to cleaning it every time you finish a session with a damp cloth. You should also check the air pressure that exists. Remember that a fit ball should not be too hard but not too soft either.

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