About the OsteoBall
The OsteoBall was developed by a renowned medical expert and professor, Dr. Robert L. Swezey, M.D. to fill the exercise needs many of his clients had. Not just while deconditioned from their injuries or illness, but to be used as part of their fitness program for life.
Isometric exercises are well documented by science to be an extremely efficient method of muscle and bone strengthening – even the NASA astronauts relied on isometric exercises to maintain their strength while in space.
The OsteoBall was designed to be used in a partially inflated state. This creates a gentle pressure when pushed or pulled that “gives back” the force exerted on it and allows for a true isometric resistive workout that is site specific and easy on the joints.
OsteoBall is lightweight, easy to use, and can be done almost anywhere.
In use at Top-Floor Fitness – home of OsteoBall® Research & Development as well as the development of other pilot programs.
Developed by renowned osteoporosis medical expert and professor, Dr. Robert L. Swezey, MD, OsteoBall is clinically proven to help build bone and muscles. Using isometric exercises, OsteoBall gives a full-body workout, without weights. OsteoBall is the easy, smart way to get and keep fit.
A Semi-Inflated Ball Helps Build Bone & Muscles
The secret is partial inflation and using the right amount of air pressure so that the ball gently “gives back” the force you exert on it. The OsteoBall is manufactured to be used in a partially inflated state. Its soft, pliable cover gently drapes itself around you so that when pressure is applied to the Osteoball, the material gives way, but gently resists, giving back the pressure you put into it. This resistive pressure is what is called “Iso-Pressure.” It is what allows for a true isometric-resistive workout.
Isometric-Resistive Pressure Created as You Exercise
Iso-Pressure allows for immediate feedback from the ball. The more pressure you put into the ball, the more it will give back in resistive pressure. It is the most beneficial type of resistive exercise for stimulating bone growth. If you compare this to rubber band exercisers, you can see there is quite a difference. Rubber band exercises have a set amount of resistance it can offer; they max out and are unreliable in resistive pressure.
Progessive Resistance too with OsteoBall
The OsteoBall is a progressive resistive exercise in that the Iso-pressure builds as you exert pressure on the ball. As you get stronger, you will not have to switch to another size rubber band, or add more weights, you simply exert more pressure on the ball.