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The Swiss ball found its roots in 1963 when Italian toy manufacturer Aquilino Cosani started developing vinyl toys instead of rubber. He is the originator of the Gymnastik balls which originally sold in Europe, and later became the Gymnic ball line sold worldwide.
In the early 1960s Mary Quinton started using Gymnic balls in the Bo bath method of Neuro-Development Treatment. Dr. Susan Klein-Vogelbach, the developer of Functional Kinetics theory of movement, was the first to use the balls with the adult population having orthopedic and other medical problems. She presented the ball exercises at the World Therapy Congress in Amsterdam in 1970.
Currently Swiss /Physio balls are used by many physical therapists, movement therapists, and conditioning specialists as an integral part of their conditioning programs. Al Vermeil, conditioning coach of the Chicago Bulls was one of the first elite level coaches to integrate Swiss ball training into their program. You can also see the LA Lakers using these balls.
WHY SWISS BALL TRAINING
In the world of physical rehabilitation after surgery, there is altered muscle fiber recruitment due to damage to the muscle and nerves from cutting type surgery. This in turn will cause alter motor unit recruitment patterns in an attempt to avoid pain. The ball being unstable, like that of a balance board will cause a righting reaction in the previously dormant musculature. This happens because throwing the body off balance is a threat to the organism, which activates survival response. Survival reflexes will generally override avoidance patterns resulting in conditioning of the previously inaccessible musculature.
In the world of fitness I feel we are on the cutting edge of one of the biggest concepts to arrive in years (long overdue). I feel the Swiss ball will have a bigger impact then Step Reebok, Spinning, Aerobic classes, Weights or any other type of training that exists today. Using the Swiss ball works the whole body in a short period of time, you can use it at home, and it is great in rehabilitation of injuries as well as being a tremendous way to improve any sports activity you may be involved in. By increasing joint stability you prepare the body for everyday activity, as well as decreasing the chance of injury. In my own career I have found that most injuries occur when an athlete does not pay attention to training of the stabilizer muscles. All of my students incorporate Swiss ball training in their routines with great results. The most important part of all of this is when you train on the ball it is fun as well as challenging. The wave of the future in training will definitely be the Swiss ball and I would love to ride that wave.
SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR GOLF
GOLF - SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING related to improving all aspects of the golf game through the understanding and strengthening of the stabilizer muscles. All programs will incorporate considerations for nutrition, aerobic activity, flexibility, and proper warm up. This type of training will be geared towards developing a good foundation of strength and agility in relation to the game of golf.
The most common problem found with golfers, is a good foundation of strength in relation to the game of golf. Training will be geared towards acceleration, consistency, stability, and adaptations of the golf swing. This type of training being new to a golfer will show great benefits in a short period of time. As the golfers strength increases, his accuracy as well as his endurance will improve.
In relation to the golf swing, it takes a certain amount of muscular strength to overcome the external resistance of the clubs. This strength primarily comes from the legs, hips, and the rotation muscles of the torso. The more strength a golfer has in reserve over 18 holes will help the golfer in his ability to accelerate the club swing after swing on a consistent basis. As skill increases through the adaptation of strength training, the golfer will understand the advantage he now has over other golfers with similar skill levels.
Training applications which include variable resistance machines restrict movement and directs it in one position prohibiting the stabilizer muscles development. Machines restrict movement to a single joint which is not conducive to the movement of a golf swing. The object in training for golf is to train for movement, not restriction.
Resistance movements that utilize the stabilizer muscles primarily seem to have more benefit over other types of movement. There are also disadvantages when trying to teach the body to decelerate through a movement while weight training with dumbbells and barbells. Weight resistance training teaches the golfer to decelerate the bar or dumbbells in the eccentric phase thus slowing down the resistance of the weight which contradicts the acceleration of the golf swing.
The emphasis should be on the stabilizer muscles which stabilize parts of the body so the proper muscle groups of the body can exert force. Exercises that use the Physio-ball or Medicine Ball strengthen muscles in an unstable environment which is conducive to the game of golf. Other types of strength movements will also be of benefit to the game; however the above mentioned exercises should become the focus. The trunk muscles of the lower body, which include the abdominal muscles and the lower back, as well as the legs, should be trained in a more stable environment, with emphasis on rotation and agility.
Strength training should be done 1 to 3 hours a week. In the beginning it is common for a golfer to experience a slight decline in his game, as his body adapts to the additional loads. After a brief period of time the golfer’s game should improve to superior levels.
I know if this type of training regime is incorporated into your game of golf you will soon tap into the maximum potential that often seems to be just around the corner, yet we cannot quite make that turn. Sports Specific Training will be the difference in your frustration, or your continued success in the great game of golf.