Thursday, August 01, 2013
So, my Hoppity-Hop ball (AKA Hippity-Hop ball, Jumping Ball, Bouncing Ball etc.) arrived today. I inflated it, had my son try it out, then carefully....and slowly....sat down on it and just balanced and bounced a little in place. I am nervous about full blown bouncing on it because, in spite of the web site's assurance that they are safe for people up to 300 pounds I am afraid of it popping and sending me crashing to the floor. I have to say that just sitting in place and bouncing a little, I could very quickly feel the strain on my quad muscles and could tell that it I did it for any amount of time it would also work my core very nicely, especially if I tighten my belly muscles. Oh yeah....this thing will not only be a good core and lower body workout, but it will be a blast!!! I can so see myself including an upper body workout at the same time by just sitting in front of the television, gently bouncing and exercising the upper body with my 3 pound dumbbells! This thing could easily be used for a very fun full body workout! I would definitely recommend it for anyone under 300 pounds that is looking for a fun way to get a full body workout in front of the television.
Now, health/exercise benefits aside, I am quite sure that I look like Shamu on a purple ostrich egg....my son says that I just look like Grape Ape on a mini bike....which is not much better in my opinion! Truly, this thing is a BLAST and a good workout, so I really don't care! What I do in the privacy of my living room is my business. That is my story and I am sticking with it!
So, for anyone that is interested, I got this ball at: http://www.jumpingballs.com/ca
ges-13-to-Adult/ It is on sale for $24.99 right now, regular price is $29.99. It is a 29-inch diameter and safe for anyone up to 300 pounds. This picture shows just how big the ball really is....mine is only inflated to 28-inch diameter in the picture. The book case behind it is 2 1/2 foot wide.