Ralf Hennig has integrated the wisdom of Ancient Greek athletes with today’s scientific knowledge and an awareness of contemporary lifestyles to create a fitness tool with unique features. He has refined and updated a proven conditioning tool, redesigned it to appeal to people of various ages, and adapted it to different ability levels.
This is the only complete mind and body conditioning method, utilizing fundamental skill components such as Balance and Coordination, with other essential functional skills.
Through specially designed Drills with the Performance Ball, the neuromuscular system is challenged and trained proportionately, thus creating an even stimulus, sharpening the mind and the muscles in use simultaneously. Conditioning the mind and body parts at the same time will allow better preparation and anticipation of the neuromuscular system for an active-function oriented lifestyle.
Every person should/needs to engage in a basic conditioning program to live a functional and independent lifestyle. The Performance Ball conditioning system strengthens the skeleton muscles, while simultaneously creating a complex information system (receptor building and muscle memory maintenance). This allows for quick utilization/ application for activities against gravitational forces.
Simulated functional moves (copying lifestyle activities) while simultaneously handling the Weighted Performance Ball will create the necessary overload to strengthen the entire system, mentally AND physically.
The levers (arms), plus the weight of the Performance Ball, (4lb. or 6lb.) lends the necessary stimuli and response for growth and/or maintenance, while not overwhelming them, causing limitation.
Through leverage, repetitions, speed of movement, and handling the weighted, specially sized and textured P Ball, the Body and Mind become challenged and prepared for the actions in real life to come.
The Performance Ball and its associated techniques allow you to train the neuromuscular system FROM THE INSIDE OUT. All major muscle groups are simultaneously and proportionally strengthened and lengthened through the concept of active and dynamic stretching.
There is no need for anyone to worry about becoming muscle bound, it won't happen, guaranteed. More importantly, this method will strengthen and condition the weakest links in and around the body. Those weak areas are the lower back, the knees, the ankles, the rotator cuff, elbows, wrists and fingers. Through this training method, tendons and ligaments become more resilient, protecting the joints, which are most vulnerable to injuries.
Benefits of Ralf’s Performance Ball Improves aerobic fitness Engaging and fun Appropriate for all ages, both genders, alone, with a partner and in teams Improved Performance for all life style activities and sports Sharpens the mind Inexpensive Lengthens and strengthens muscles (no bulking up) Strengthens the joints Core Training Improves dynamic balance & coordination Indoors and out-door use Great travel companion Low maintenance & durable Better posture and body alignment Space & time efficient Helps to prevent injuries Strengthens the upper and lower body simultaneously Increases lung capacity and stamina Invigorates Inexpensive
Performance Ball The "Performance Ball" has been uniquely designed for multiple and versatile applications. The "Performance Ball" is sized and weighted perfectly (unlike an old fashioned Medicine ball or current cheap imitations). The shell is designed for easy handling and cleaning, and the core is filled with "Endura Foam", a substance engineered to withstand heavy commercial usage indoors and out. You will enjoy handling the "Performance Ball" with certain ease, yet with enough of a challenge to stimulate the neuromuscular system (enhancing the mind & body connection). You will also strengthen all major muscles groups, plus the often overlooked weak links (i.e. rotator cuff,lower back, knees, ankles, elbows, wrist and fingers).
THE PERFORMANCE BALL MAKES AN EXCELLENT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF ALL AGES. Ralf's Training Method helps achieve a healthy and injury-free, as well as a performance-oriented, lifestyle.
4 Pound Performance Ball - Ideal
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This DVD will guide you step
by step through each of the 40 techniques in Ralf's Beginning Workout
& intermediate to Advanced Workout. Each technique is fully
demonstrated by Ralf Hennig with the specific muscle groups and body
parts in use, plus the benefits of each technique. 3-D graphics make
this video more fun and educational. Only available in DVD format.
4 Way Burn
1st. Total Mind & Body Conditioning Upper and Lower Limbs, Torso (Core) and Trunk are simultaneously and proportionally challenged. That increases total caloric expenditure and the functional use of the body (most activities and sports use the entire bodyweight and gravity). The coordinated handling of the Performance Ball activates and challenges the mental awareness 100%, thus creating a mind- body play. The conditioning of mind and body (the mind trains the body, 50% each) is the base to total wellness and fitness.
2nd. Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Fitness Improved Heart and Lung capacity; the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems are both in use during the same session, burning more calories in one workout. High intensity training is achieved without high impact training. Breathing rhythmically and forcefully improves oxygen supply, better concentration, and better stamina.
3rd .Lengthening, Strengthening and Joint Stability Through moving, simultaneously strengthening and stretching. Improved mobility increases the body's functionality. Never again worry about bulking up. By taking the arms or legs through their end range, the small muscle groups in and around the joint become stronger, offering better joint support; thus, protection.
4th. Burn & After Burn The largest amount of calories is burned by using the full bodyweight. Maneuvering the Performance Ball burns extra calories. Using leverage, speed training, and practicing multi- tasking at the same time- moving in different directions- will increase the intensity and calorie consumption. While exercising, you burn several times more calories than just weight training or just aerobic training. The “after burn” is achieved with an increased metabolism after the program has been completed.
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