Using the Gravity Ball's loop straps is fun, simple and gives you many ways of enhancing strength & mobility.
Loop straps provide two major benefits:
Symmetry training due to the suspended weight between the two straps
Additional weight (resistance) to exercises that involve stretching and mobility training
Basic Instructions For Loop Straps:
1 & 2. When not in use, the Gravity Ball's loop straps lie underneath the adjustable straps and secure to the ball's surface via a small patch of Velcro. To use the straps, undo the Velcro and slid the strap out from underneath the adjustable strap.
3. Slide your hand (or foot) through the strap (so it can hang freely from your wrist or ankle) and you are ready to begin!
To enhance symmetry between both sides of our body, insert one hand or foot through each strap and pull away from the ball's center to increase the resistance and strengthen opposing joints. Symmetry training is shown below for both the lower body and upper body:
The lunge arc is an example of symmetry training for the shoulder (as demonstrated by Dr. Chavez above) combined with the lower body movement of a lunge.
Enhanced resistance in mobility and stretching exercises
Through using both loop straps, the suspended weight provides additional resistance for stretching exercises or movements designed to enhance mobility in one or more joints as shown in the examples below.
These are just a few ways to use the Gravity Ball's pair of loop straps, a unique feature for balancing the body and enhancing strength. How will you use yours?
For more exercises visit our Youtube exercise library