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Stability Ball Training?


#1


I've read lots of stuff that it purports to be good for (and i work in a physio department so people there are pretty much brainwashed on one view of how to train) - but what about the bad side/limitations - is there one?
thoughts/comments


#2

Reduces total load able to lift. Reduces intensity.

Basically you'll get stronger faster bench pressing compared to DB pressing on a swiss ball.


#3

Stability ball training is great... once in a blue moon. The funny thing to me is while it is touted as "functional" strength, I think the biggest problem with it is that it is very unspecific for most people. Unless you plan on bench pressing aboard a rowboat in a storm, I would only break out the Swiss Ball once every other month or so.


#4

Stability training requires more muscles per lift as opposed to, "regular strength training." Perhaps it burns more calories during training, and can improve muscle imbalances and weak links.