There is a right and wrong way to inflate your exercise ball. If it’s not inflated correctly, you might be putting yourself at risk for an injury. Here are three ways to tell if your ball is properly inflated:
- The Ball Should Be Taut: A properly inflated ball should be taut when you press down on it with your hand. If the ball is too soft, it will not provide enough support during your workout. Conversely, if the ball is too hard, it could cause discomfort or pain.
- The Ball Shouldn’t Bounce: A properly inflated exercise ball should not bounce more than once or twice after you drop it from a height of six inches or less off the ground. If the bounce is higher than that, then the ball may be overinflated and could burst while you’re using it.
3) The Ball Shouldn’t Roll Away: Another sign that an exercise ball is properly inflated is that it won’t roll away when you let go of it. An underinflated or incorrectly inflated can easily move across a room because there isn’t enough air in them to create resistance