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What is a balance dome?
It is basically a gym ball cut in half with a sold plastic base. You can do a whole host of full body exercises as well as using it for rehab work. It’s a must have for any home gym.
How do you use a balance trainer?
There are loads of exercises that you can do on a Balance dome for your legs and core but for lower leg rehab the below is a good starting point:
- Place the Dome flat side down.
- Place one foot in the middle of the Dome and step up onto it, balancing on your leg.
- Maintain your balance for 30 seconds, trying not to let your other foot touch the Dome or the ground.
- Repeat on the other side.
Are Dome ball workouts effective?
Yes, very effective. Dome ball exercises build core and overall strength and improve balance, stability and flexibility. Because of the instability, just about any exercise on the Dome works the core, even if it doesn't feel like it. Another benefit: injury prevention.
What muscles does a Dome ball work?
The dome ball helps strengthen your core and reduce fat in the lower body by targeting the glutes, hamstrings, quads, abs, upper and lower back, calves, hip flexors, adductors, and obliques.