How does the OsteoBall work?

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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.

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. 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.

Some might ask, “Why not let air our of a Swiss-type ball?” Because even if you do, you are still left with a heavy, thick ball that does not yield even pressure needed when you are exercising. It cannot contour to your body and easily bind and fold when deflated. Because the OsteoBall can offer the resistive-isometric exercise benefits in a partially inflated state, it was awarded US and International Patents.