The Powerball is used in the rehabilitation of people who have suffered an injury to the upper limbs, but can also be used in the routines you do in the gym.
In fact, in recent years, more and more people are using it. In this article, we will talk about the best exercises you can do with the Powerball, also great for those who spend many hours using the keyboard or mouse.
Powerball and recovery in the event of an accident
Powerball is a sphere used by doctors during injury recovery treatments. It allows to strengthen and strengthen the muscles. At first glance it looks like a common ball but, if we look at it carefully, we will realize that inside it contains a gyroscope.
What is it for? It is based on the principle of centripetal force. Its use forces us to use a greater force than we would use with a normal ball. Depending on the speed with which we rotate it, the Powerball will increase its resistance and help us in recovery.
To use it we do not need electricity or batteries: it is activated by pulling a cord placed inside it and, later, it works with the speed we give it. There is also an ” autostart ” model that operates directly with the impulse given by the fingers.
What is it for?
Powerball is mainly used to treat injuries, pains, and problems in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers. It helps to reduce inflammation and strengthens the damaged muscle and those of the surrounding areas.
It also allows for increasing the coordination and flexibility of the muscles. For this reason, it is used in gyms and can also be inserted into the routines you do at home.
It is recommended not only to those who suffer from tendonitis or those who have suffered an injury but also to prevent disorders such as the famous carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow (epicondylitis) or the golfer’s (epitrocleite).
If we practice sports in which the arms are particularly stressed, such as tennis, paddle tennis, climbing, surfing or motorcycling, the Powerball can help us strengthen the joints and muscles more involved. These include those of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.
Powerball finger exercises
It is not necessary to be a sportsman or a high-level athlete to take advantage of Powerball. Many people use it during their workday, especially if they spend many hours typing on a keyboard or using the mouse. It can be useful even if we spend a lot of time on social media and we always have the phone in hand.
The following Powerball finger exercises will be useful for everyone. Do not hesitate to perform them as prevention of possible pain or as a therapy for a specific problem:
You can start with a simple but very effective exercise. Take the ball with the fingertips of the right hand, leave the arm “floppy” and keep the back straight.
Make quick and circular movements with the Powerball so that it has some resistance. In this way, you will strengthen both the fingers and the wrist. Perform the exercise for 30 seconds and then change hands.
2. Two fingers
For this exercise, you will have to take the Powerball with your thumb and forefinger and keep the other three fingers stretched. Bend your elbow slightly and point your palm forward. Rotate faster and faster as the gyroscope picks up speed. Perform the exercise for 30 seconds and then change hands.
3. Up and down
This is one of the exercises that also work the shoulders, forearms, and elbows. Sit comfortably and grasp the Powerball with your whole hand, as if to wrap it. Place the forearm on the knee and leave the hand suspended in the air.
From this position, make quick movements up and down as if to mix a closed can of paint or a jar of yogurt. Perform the exercise for 20 seconds and then change hands. As you may have noticed, all these exercises are simple and it only takes a few minutes to do them, but the benefits in terms of prevention and rehabilitation are considerable. What are you waiting for, you also begin to strengthen your muscles with the Powerball!