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Old 02-15-06, 12:04 PM   #1
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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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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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