27 Dec

Got Muscle Pain? We’ve got a Solution!

Muscle pain can be annoying. Whether that pain is from muscle soreness or an injury, stiff muscles and dull pain can slow you down. Myofascial release can be an effective option to relieve the pain and get back to life as normal. This treatment involved putting gentle pressure on specific body locations to restore range of motion and ease pain. While bigger tools, like the foam roller, are used to relax and relieve larger body areas, the Pressure Point Ball is perfect for targeting smaller painful trigger points.

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What Are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are also known as myofascial points. These spots are located on specific spots on your muscle and the surrounding tissue. These trigger points are one of the most common sources of referred pain. This means that when the trigger points are pressed or activated, pain is felt somewhere else in the body. For example, you may have a trigger point in your foot that causes pain in your ankle.

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Presure Point Balls are one of the myofascial tools specifically designed to release these trigger points. By using the Lacrosse Ball to apply pressure to these points, the triggers are released, the muscles are eased and the pain alleviated. Depending on the trigger spot, the pressure may be painful at first, but after treatment the muscles will feel noticeably relaxed.

What Can A Pressure Point Ball Treat?

Pressure Point Balls are specifically good for treating shoulder, buttocks and hip pain. They also works wonderfully on smaller muscle groups like the biceps, triceps and calves. The small area of the Pressure Point Ball really allows the user the pinpoint the pain and really get in there to release the trigger points. When used before and after training, the Pressure Point Ball aids in preventing soreness as well.

If you’re living with chronic pain or a painful injury, give us a call and order today to get on the fast track to recovery.

Pressure Points PRODUCT SHOT

29 Jul

Back to School F I T N E S S!

It’s hard to believe that school will be back in session soon yet here in Utah it’s only 4-weeks away. If you have children heading off to college you’re going to love this!

Between classes, studying, and partying—not necessarily in that order—most college students don’t feel like they have time to walk 10 minutes to the campus gym, let alone work up a good sweat.

Great fitness equipment doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. In fact, these three compact and lightweight products can fit into any locker, backpack, and dorm room.  A small foot print with BIG results! www.fitball.com

I’ll be posting ideas in honor of “Back to School” month that will keep you fit and healthy all year. 

Workout one:

High Knees, Mountain Climbers, a jump rope, or anything that tickles your fancy that will blast calories for 1-2-minutes is 👍🏼 awesome…you can even run up and down the stairs if you have some close by. 

Next grab our FitBALL Tube with Handles and blast out some deep squats to burn a lot of calories and work the lower body. Do this for 1-minute. 

Back to whatever cardio you choose for 1-2 minutes. (Use your cell phone as a timer)

To make the most out of a simple push-up, use the balance disc. This will increase the strength in your upper body AND your core. Go for a full minute. Start on your knees and work up to your toes. 

Repeat from the top 2-3 more times for a great 15-20 minute total body workout. 

Destress afterwards with our Stress Buster Ball!  This is great to grip, use behind your next, under your calf, and other areas that are feeling a little tight or tense. 

Dorm life doesn’t have to be a doom. For little or no money, the single room that multitasks as a bedroom, study, kitchen and lounge can also become your own personal gym. Leave college weight gain at the door. In just a few minutes a day, you’ll see a toned, healthy, and relaxed body and mind. What better way to experience college life?

Back to School Exercise Chart

Back to school exercise descriptions

FITNESS EQUIPMENT CAN BE PURCHASED AT FitBALL USA! 
Back To School Kit

20 Jul

4 F U N MOVES to FLATTEN YOUR TUMMY!

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Boat

Sit with the therapy ball placed behind you and lean into the ball for support and maintain proper alignment. Pull your knees in towards your chest and reach both arms forward. Extend both legs and arms out keeping the chest lifted. Return back to the starting position and repeat 10xs. 

mermaid

The mermaid with ball variation: Come to your side with both legs bent at a 90-degree angle. Place the therapy ball in the nook of the knee of the top leg and squeeze the ball firmly to hold in place. Keeping a firm hold on the ball, bring your leg forward and back keeping your tummy pulled in strong. Do 10 reps on each side. 

coreextension

Sit with both feet flat on the floor holding onto the therapy ball with both hands. Bring the ball behind the head, head and chest up, and elbows in close and tight. Now lean back and come up to your toes. Knees squeeze together and keep the tummy engaged. This is your starting position. Now extend the ball up over head and back to the starting position. Repeat 15xs. 

coretwist

Lie on your back and place the therapy ball between your legs at calf level. Squeeze the ball to hold in place. Now curl up and hold. As you hold, bring the right leg forward, back to center, and then the left left forward, back to center. Repeat this 10 times. 

You can customize this program to your fitness level. One time through all four exercises for beginners, two times through all four exercises for intermediant levels, and three times through all four exercises for advance levels. 

As always, look at this as a fun practice you can do each day.  It’s exciting to see and feel the difference as you grow in strength and fitness. 

You can purchase the therapy ball at www.fitBALL.com. 

To your health,

~Kristie

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