Fitness balls work really well to build strength and stability at the same time. Not to mention strengthen your core and improve posture. But how does an exercise ball with ring compare to a standard fitness ball? We check it out…
First of all, this exercise ball with balance ring enables you to use it at the office as a chair. In other words, the ring “stand” prevents the ball from rolling away when you stand up.
You could buy a Gaiam balance ball chair instead, but it will cost you about twice as much money. This option allows you to save money but still have a way to keep your ball in place.
More and more people are switching their regular desk chairs for to exercise balls because they help activate your core while you sit on them. Plus, people tend to sit up straighter instead of hunching over, thus improving their posture at the same time. Some users even find that it helps relieve back pain.
Second, the stabilizer ring also provides a place to secure resistance bands while you sit on the ball. Now, you can do bicep curls, tricep extensions, lateral raises or push presses while you sit at your desk. Talk about multi-tasking!
Having said that, you don’t have to be at your office to perform arm exercises. For example, you can lay on the ball (on your back) and use resistance bands to do a chest press.
Note: By the way, you can buy this exercise ball with the inflatable ring with or without the resistance bands. Therefore, if you already have bands or don’t want them, you can save yourself about $6.
Exercise Ball Package Includes:
- Exercise Ball
- Inflatable Ring
- Foot Pump (faster than hand pump)
- Plug Remover Tool (for easier inflation)
- Measuring Tape
- User Manual
- Resistance Bands (optional)
How to Inflate the Exercise Ball (and Ring)
First, let the un-inflated ball sit for two hours at room temperature. Then, insert the tip of your foot pump into the ball’s air valve.
Inflate the ball to about 80% of diameter initially. Then, wait 24 hours before inflating to the recommended size because this will allow the PVC to stretch.
Finish inflating it to its recommended size. Then, insert the plug and the let the ball sit for another day.
Specs for Exercise Ball with Ring:
- 2 Size Options: 65cm and 75cm Diameter
- Color Options: Green, Purple, Red, Blue, Silver or Black
- Material: PVC (eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic)
- Anti-Burst, Rated up to 2,000 lbs
- Clean with water and soap
- Get the Exercise Ball Here
How to Choose the Right Size Exercise Ball with Ring:
This ball comes in 2 sizes (65cm or 75cm diameter). The 65cm size typically works best for stability ball. Check out the size chart below for more measurement information.