My students love these FitBalls for both an upper back
stretch and abdominal work. I tried three other 9 inch Pilates balls
before I selected the FitBalls for the studio. These are really the best 9 inch
balls I have found!
For a great upper back stretch: lay on your back and place
the ball between your shoulder blades and interlace your fingers together
behind your head to support your neck and do a back stretch over the ball.
The balls are also excellent for abdominal work. Lay on
your back and place the ball under your tailbone to support your lower back
while you do your abdominal work. My favorite ab exercise with the ball is to
slowly lower both legs then bring them up isolating your abdominal muscles
without straining your back.
You can click the link at the right to purchase
the Pilates balls direct from Amazon.com.