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Inflate exercise ball correctly: tips and tricks
Gym balls, also known as pezzi balls, are versatile exercise equipment that can be used in gyms and even in the office. To get the most out of your exercise ball, it’s important to inflate it properly. In this article, you’ll learn the best way to inflate your pezzi ball and what to look for when doing so.
Why is proper inflation important?
Properly inflating your exercise ball has several benefits:
A properly inflated exercise ball provides stability and prevents you from losing your balance during your workout. This minimizes the risk of injury and allows you to train more effectively.
A properly inflated exercise ball provides optimal sitting comfort. This is especially important if you want to use the ball as an office chair to prevent back problems.
The right amount of air in the ball allows you to perform the exercises precisely and achieve the desired training effects.
Step by step guide to inflate exercise ball
To properly inflate your exercise ball, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Acquire the necessary materials
You will need an exercise ball, an air pump and a suitable adapter if your pump does not have the correct valve.
Step 2: Open gym ball valve
Find the valve on your exercise ball. Most balls have a dual valve system: a small valve that traps the air and a larger valve that releases the air. To inflate the ball, open the small valve by gently pulling it out with a suitable tool or your finger.
Step 3: Choose the right pressure
Check the manufacturer’s instructions on your exercise ball or in the manual to determine the recommended air pressure. This is usually between 55 and 65 cm Hg. Too high or too low a pressure can affect the stability and comfort of the ball.
Step 4: Inflate the exercise ball
Insert the adapter of your air pump into the small valve of the ball and start inflating. Slowly inflate the ball and periodically check the air pressure with a pressure gauge to make sure you are reaching the recommended pressure.
Step 5: Close the valve
Once the exercise ball has reached the desired pressure, remove the adapter and carefully close the valve to avoid air leaks.
Step 6: Check the ball
Sit on the ball and check that it provides the correct firmness and stability. Adjust the pressure if necessary.
Tips and tricks for inflating exercise ball
Use the right adapter: If your air pump does not have the right adapter, you should buy an adapter for exercise balls to ensure safe inflation.
Pump up the ball slowly: Pumping it up too quickly can cause overstretching of the material. Take your time and pump up the ball slowly to increase its life.
Check regularly: The air pressure in your exercise ball can change over time. Check the pressure regularly and pump up if necessary.
Deflate: If the ball is too tight, you can deflate to reduce the pressure. Use the larger valve to release the air.
Store the ball properly: Store your exercise ball in a cool, dry place away from sharp objects to avoid damage.
Inflating your exercise ball properly is the first step to an effective and safe workout. Be sure to follow these instructions to take full advantage of this versatile piece of exercise equipment. A well-inflated exercise ball can help you achieve your fitness goals while ensuring your comfort and safety. Enjoy your workout!
Our TOGU experts advise:
Be sure to use the recommended air pressure according to the manufacturer’s specifications or instructions. This will ensure the optimal stability and comfort of your exercise ball.