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Exercising with a Stability Ball

Put Some Bounce in Your Workout

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LEANMEAN2

4/3/2014 6:29:49 AM

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Maybe?

LADEEBIKER1

3/22/2014 4:47:40 PM

I haven't experienced this type of exercise yet but I will purchase the ball and get cracking. It looks like it will be a good thing for me. Thanks to SP for having a few starting exercises for beginners.

LIGHTHOUSELVR1

10/19/2013 7:04:16 AM

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i WATCHED THE VIDEO OF THE BEGINNING FOR THE THE BALL, I AM CONFUSED , HOW DO YOU KEEP THE BALL WHERE YOU WANT IT. i TRIED THE WORK OUT AND ENDED UP ON THE FLOOR. I AM NEW TO THIS SITE AND NEW TO EXERCISEANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU

FATZSO

2/14/2013 10:17:35 AM

very informative on core exercises with the ball.Can't wait to try this method of core training.

LOWCARBGIRL08

2/2/2013 9:31:31 PM

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I need do dust off the ol' swiss ball. So glad I came across this article...I really used to enjoy working with the swiss ball!

DOONERS8083

1/4/2013 2:38:01 AM

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New Year-New Ball dropping In on me! Starting 2013 off right starting on Monday the 7th.

ANGELINAMB

9/21/2012 1:43:08 PM

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I'm starting a Bootcamp Sunday that involves a ball but everything I have been reading says the smallest size is for people 5'2"-5'7". I am only 4'11". Does anybody know if the come smaller or if it would be okay to just use the smallest size?

FYREHARDT

7/18/2012 1:02:47 AM

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I'm always afraid to sit on ours for too long because technically I'm too heavy for it...but it hasn't popped yet :)

DJ4HEALTH

11/27/2011 9:46:11 PM

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I got the largest one even though I am only 5'2" because I also had a bad knee when I bought it and knew that I could not get down that low and be able to get back up. It helped my knee so that there was no stress on the knee to do the exercises. So go by how you know your body and if you can't get down that low then go higher. That is safer since your knee will not give out since it does not have to go down so low.

MLTOSH

11/27/2011 2:09:55 PM

Contrary to what was posted in the article, you do not FULLY inflate the ball. You leave a little air out so it slightly flattens out when you are sitting/laying on it. These balls are great for core, ab and chest work!

CHRIS3874

11/4/2011 9:11:20 PM

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I have 2 neither one is in use right now :(. I used to like them but I got out of practice and I think there should be MORE resources for them on SP.

KIDMAGNET7

11/27/2010 11:55:10 AM

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I do enjoy using the exercise ball, and hyave heard about the sizing, but nobody addresses what to do when a person is shorter than the "normal". I am not quite 5' tall...

FATHINSN

7/19/2010 12:04:11 AM

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I've seen one of colleagues sitting on the ball. I hope it's not against our company safety rule!

SWANDANCE1

7/18/2010 6:26:30 AM

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Yes - I too love the Swiss Ball and use DVD's as instruction. It is challenging but not beyond anyone's capabilities and well worth the effort. Also it is fun. So don't forget to enjoy it.

BERTSMOM1

5/31/2010 3:43:57 PM

Folks, don't be afraid of the fit ball but do take a class at a local rec center or fitness center where it is used. I teach some senior fit classes and we use the fit balls in each class successfully. I sometimes start people seated on balls with a chair on either side for support.

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