5 rea­sons to roll out the gym ball

Un­sta­ble train­ing has fallen out of favour in re­cent years, but there are still some ben­e­fits to be gained by in­cor­po­rat­ing it into your train­ing regime

Men's Fitness - - Trainer -

Over ten years ago, in a fit­ness land be­fore In­sta­gram belfies, gym balls mus­cled their way out of the re­hab room and onto the gym floor. They were her­alded as the key bit of kit for de­vel­op­ing your core strength. But in re­cent years the pop­u­lar­ity of un­sta­ble sur­face train­ing has had a bit of a wob­ble.

The ar­gu­ment against them is that they of­ten re­quire you to dras­ti­cally re­duce the weight you can lift, mak­ing them less than ideal for adding strength and size. There is some truth to that but be­fore you de­flate your ball, con­sider these five in­stances where they can have a pos­i­tive im­pact on your train­ing.

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