Exercise balls for fat people (plus bonus scale talk)
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I was adding air to my exercise ball and realized that I know something that other people may not. Did you know that most exercise balls have a weight load of 300 lbs or less? A lot of the cheap ones have a limit of 250! Well, I know that the only way I can do crunches is on an exercise ball, and I also know that I weigh more than 300 lbs. And I don't want to sit on a ball that is at risk of popping. Enter the Fitball. Weight capacity of 1250 lbs!! You can bounce away on this puppy with no worries of rupture. http://www.balldynamics.com/fi
While I'm on the topic of being big and wanting to be fit, lets talk about scales. If you are as big as me and don't have a high capacity scale and rely on your doctor's visits for weigh-ins, you are just setting yourself up for frustration. Here are some scales that I've owned and recommend:
d=1359460577&sr=1-17&keywords=440+scale The good: super accurate, looks pretty, 440 lb capacity. The bad: beeps every damn time you step on it. or bump it. And doesn't take regular batteries, only those little button cell ones.
1359460681&sr=1-3&keywords=550+scale The good: 550 lb capacity. Takes AA batteries. The bad: batteries seem to die fast. And maybe once every 20 times, it'll give you a crazy inaccurate reading. So if you suddenly drop 20 lbs in 1 week, be suspicious and step back on.