pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Menstrual irregularities, cardiomyopathy, altered blood lipid profile, osteoporosis and impotence (for men) may result.
Growth hormone is banned by sport organizations.
I always wondered what to do with half a Swiss ball. Well, here are some exercises with it. The half Swiss ball works out muscle fibers you would not work out if you did the exercises without it, and it works on balance at the same time.
Chest: Do push ups! Keep your whole body steady and your hips straight with your back and neck. Do four sets of ten repetitions.
Lunges: Do forward, side and back lunges. When your foot sinks into the ball, you need to use extra energy and strength to lift up. If you do this without using momentum, you get a great workout. Do four sets of ten repetitions on each of the four sides.
Squats: Stand on the Swiss ball and do four sets of ten repetitions. See the Squats blog.
Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional, such as a physician.
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