This book provides stability ball exercises for all ages! It’s a perfect resource for schools, fitness centers, YMCAs, and more.
If you want to implement stability ball training into your PE curriculum but aren't sure how, On the Ball is the book for you. Authors Anne Spalding and Linda Kelly masterfully explain the benefits of stability ball exercises and how to implement them in your school. With ample teachers' tools and lesson plans available in this book, your students will be on the ball in no time at all.
The exercises are easy to follow, making this book quick and easy to use. Large illustrations and fluid instructions leave little to the imagination. The book offers comprehensive explanations of everything from basic stretching positions to full-on core strength exercises. You'll also be left with valuable advice on safety and storage of exercise balls, as well as cutting-edge research on benefits of moving and strategies of teaching with stability balls.
The book is separated into three sections:
- Part one familiarizes students with the basics of stability ball training and management of the ball.
- Part two features 124 exercises for basic, core strength, balance, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility.
- Part three helps you easily implement these exercises in the gym or the classroom and explores the latest research on exercise and the brain.
Includes CD-ROM with assessment forms, instructional photos, and other teachers' tools, anatomy illustrations, posters, and more. 264 pages. Copyright 2010.Which stability ball is right for me?