You Asked: How Do I Pick the Right Size Stability Ball?

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Stability balls, which are also called fit balls, Swiss balls, physio balls or exercise balls, are a versatile and affordable exercise tool that will help you develop your core (abs, lower back, oblique) muscles. The balls come in different sizes, typically between 55-75 centimeters when inflated. The size you should choose depends on your height.

Height Diameter when inflated
5'7" or shorter 55 cm
5’7" - 6’2" 65 cm
Taller than 6’2" 75 cm
You should be able to sit on the ball with your knees at a right angle and thighs parallel to the floor while your feet are flat on the floor.

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ATEAMSIS08 6/7/2021
I have 1 here at home, but have not used it in a while. Report
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JUDY1676 1/19/2021
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EVILCECIL 12/31/2020
I want to try this workout
1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2020
Thank you. Do have to wonder about the weight, too. Report
I thought it was related to your knee to the floor measurement but since you cannot inflate a ball in the store there is generally a chart on the package. Report
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This is GREAT! I was thinking about using a stability ball when watching TV to start, but I'm only 5 feet 3-1/2 inches and was wondering what size I need. Now I know! Thank you so much! :) Report
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Great info! Thanks, Coach Nicole! Report
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Thanks, Nicole! I use my stability ball every week. I never thought about the fact that it might not be the right size. Report
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Thanks for the great article :) Report
stability balls make for a great workout. Report
Atlus stability balls can hold up to 1,000 pounds. Report
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I don't think they will pop or explode like a balloon! I have one for my horse, but his popped it because he bit into didn't burst and he even laid on it prior to biting it! Hope this helps! As long as he doesn't jump on it, It should be fine! Just my opinion, however. :) Report
I know you buy by height, but, doesn't or shouldn't weight be in the equation, too? I have a fear about it bursting if someone much heavier than I uses my ball! I hope some knowledgeable person can dispel my fears regarding this as my DS wants to use my ball. He is only an inch or two taller than I, but a good 60 - 70 pounds heavier! Help! Report