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    Stability ball for a big guy

    Hi,
    I ain't tall, but I weigh a lot. I hate delicate.
    So I see this thing that says stability balls make for good ab exercisers.
    Great.

    I'm 5'8". do I just grab one at Target ( Tar-jay ) or do I need something
    steel belted and kevlared

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    Quote Originally Posted by late
    Hi,
    I ain't tall, but I weigh a lot. I hate delicate.
    So I see this thing that says stability balls make for good ab exercisers.
    Great.

    I'm 5'8". do I just grab one at Target ( Tar-jay ) or do I need something
    steel belted and kevlared
    define big please?? (http://albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting.php)

    and there are balls out there to accommodate ANY size...just not at Xmart stores.

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    You can do a web-search to get an appropriate size. Most any ball of decent quality will be sturdy enough. Also give some consideration to the material. Some are smooth and kind of slippery. A "grippier" rubber works better. Then, there's color. Steer clear of the pinks and turquoise balls.

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    Thanks,
    I did a web search, and the chart said 55cm. My wife is 5'2" and I'm 5'8" and we both thought that was kinda small. Will
    defintely look for grippy!

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    I think 55 would be small for you.

    Here's what I have, tho' I'm pretty sure I paid less than $40 for it. (Got it through a local trainer.) It looks sort of purple in the picture, but it's actually gray.

    http://www.resistaball.com/store/sto...igationid=5007

    FWIW, a yoga mat is a good accessory to use with the ball. Easier on knees, etc., and feet and ball stay planted instead of slipping when doing crunches, planks, etc. For those, Tar-jay or equivalent is fine... figure $10-$15.

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