How do I Choose the Best Exercise Ball Video?

Autumn Rivers
Autumn Rivers
Exercise balls can be used for pushups.
Exercise balls can be used for pushups.

An exercise ball is often useless if you do not know how to use it correctly to get in shape. For this reason, it is important to choose a good exercise ball video to go along with this piece of workout equipment. One of the first details to think about before buying is what your exercise goals are, as some videos specialize in cardiovascular health, while others focus on just toning up. You should also think about the amount of time you have to devote to this kind of workout. Additionally, think about the seemingly small but practical details of the video, such as whether the music appeals to you, as well as whether it comes with exercise equipment.

Exercise ball videos on DVD allow people to work out in the comfort of their own home.
Exercise ball videos on DVD allow people to work out in the comfort of their own home.

Different exercise ball videos on the market pledge different results, which you should pay attention to before buying. For example, some include both cardiovascular and toning elements, which can be helpful if you want to lose weight and tone your body. If your goal is not to lose fat, but just tone up, you should look for videos that focus on performing slow movements that will build strength. On the other hand, losing fat usually requires an exercise ball video that features fast cardiovascular movements that will get your heart rate up for 30 minutes or more. There are even videos available just for pregnant women, allowing you to work out safely even with the extra weight and decreased balance that often come along with pregnancy.

Some videos have faster and more upbeat workout sessions.
Some videos have faster and more upbeat workout sessions.

Some people wish to devote hours each day to working out using an exercise ball video, while others have just a few minutes per day that they can spare. Fortunately, it is possible to find an exercise ball video that fits nearly any schedule. The average tends to run anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, but some videos go up to nearly two hours in length. On the other hand, there are videos on the market that feature a few workouts that can each be done in 15 minutes or less.

There are a few additional details that you should consider before choosing an exercise ball video. Music choice is often important since some people prefer upbeat music while others like relaxing tunes, especially during a slower workout. Find out the type of music is featured in the video before you buy. Additionally, you should look for a video that comes with an exercise ball if you do not have one yet. In fact, some videos come with all the workout equipment necessary to complete the workout, such as a ball, an exercise band, and a cushioned mat.

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    • Exercise balls can be used for pushups.
      Exercise balls can be used for pushups.
    • Exercise ball videos on DVD allow people to work out in the comfort of their own home.
      Exercise ball videos on DVD allow people to work out in the comfort of their own home.
    • Some videos have faster and more upbeat workout sessions.
      Some videos have faster and more upbeat workout sessions.