A Rock and a Ball, it’s Time to go Back to Basics

Posted on August 14th, 2012 by Mind Over Matter in Overall Fitness

“A Rock and a Ball”

In today’s age of the latest and greatest fitness trends, it’s time to go back to basics. Simplicity is the key to success.

Before exercise equipment existed, there was “A Rock and a Ball.” Don’t think for a moment that the Roman Army ever trained on Nautilus equipment. Gym equipment exists to sell memberships, and little else. Space is the most valuable commodity.

“A Rock and a Ball” is an old expression that has been part of the fitness lexicon for ages. These two toys are all one should ever need to achieve their fitness goals. One must rely only on the creativity of his or her trainer to help them achieve their goals.

A “Rock” refers to a medicine ball. For those of you out there not familiar with exercise, a medicine ball is a weighted rubber or leather ball that can be used anywhere. When used properly this ball can apply resistance to almost every muscle in the body. Twisting, throwing, squatting, and jumping until you can no more. All of those playful movements you did as a kid now have a purpose; reshape your body and achieve perfect symmetry.

A “Ball” is not just any ordinary ball; it is a Stability ball, A.K.A, Swiss ball or resistance ball. Whether you have been in a gym, or not, you have all seen it, perhaps your kids play with one. Imagine every exercise ever performed on a bench or on the ground, but now on a ball. The major difference being your core and structural integrity are challenged, for the laymen: washboard abs. Just sitting on the ball makes you use your abdominal to keep yourself upright.

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