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  • vindog

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    Aug 31, 2009 8:48 PM GMT

    Went from kneeling to standing position on an exercise ball with no assistance, then held, in the 3 sets: 35sec, 1min, 40sec, respectively.


    Goal is to be able to mix in certain exercises while standing on the ball, like flys, curls, squats, instead of solely doing them with my feet planted firmly on the ground. Its amazing for balance and core strength


    Worked on this on and off for 6 months.
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    Aug 31, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    Like the old saying goes..

    Just because you can do it, doesn't necessarily mean you should do it. icon_lol.gif

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  • Sep 01, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    From what some of the latest research is saying, doing large compound exercises - deadlifts, squats etc - are just equally as effective for training the core. And, as well, research is showing training on a stable surface is equally effective ;)
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    Sep 01, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    I watched a trainer today working with his female client on a balance ball. As she tumbled off, he had a concerned look on his face, as she seemed frustrated. I thought, wait until she sprains her ankle on the dismount. Sure, she'll have a strong core, but she'll quit that gym.

    For the life of me I can't think what possible benefit there is to trying to balance on (and falling off of) these stupid FAD exercises. Every person I know with great balance and strong cores (dancers and martial artists) spend their time on large, flat, smooth surfaces and work their core, develop balance, and AVOID stupid injuries.

    I can't wait until one lawsuit too many makes this bullshit fad go away.
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    Sep 01, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    well it's helped me build strength in my ankles more and develop an even better sense of balanced, plus, doing some things on a ball is interesting and fun which can break up the sometimes monotonous nature of a gym.

    Balls aren't bad, they just aren't a brilliant everything.

    Oh and well done Vindog, however, can I recommend against standing on the ball while trying to do squats (of any nature, if you come off at any point during a squat, it's gonna look spectacular but you'll get hurt)...
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    Sep 01, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    There is no bigger piss off then when you are in the middle of a set and a giant blue ball rolls into you cuz some jackass was doin squats on it.

    YoungBodybuilder and mickeytopogig are right, there is no practical reason to use balls and wobble boards for weightlifting purposes. Yet i see more and more people using them and more "trainers" plopping clients on them - fak one "trainer" even told me once that its an easy way to kill time!

    It's a scientific fact that weight training on an unstable surface cuts total force produced by up to 60%! To me this is a total contradiction as to why you go to a gym in the first place which ultimately is to build muscle.

    So unless you want to join a circus...

    Peace!
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    Sep 01, 2009 6:03 AM GMT
    There is absolutely no way you'd ever find me doing that! Who came up with that idea?!! icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 17, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    Cgjock said

    So unless you want to join a circus...

    Peace!


    I rest my case... perfectly put.
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    Sep 17, 2009 6:55 PM GMT
    Cgjock saidThere is no bigger piss off then when you are in the middle of a set and a giant blue ball rolls into you cuz some jackass was doin squats on it.

    YoungBodybuilder and mickeytopogig are right, there is no practical reason to use balls and wobble boards for weightlifting purposes. Yet i see more and more people using them and more "trainers" plopping clients on them - fak one "trainer" even told me once that its an easy way to kill time!

    It's a scientific fact that weight training on an unstable surface cuts total force produced by up to 60%! To me this is a total contradiction as to why you go to a gym in the first place which ultimately is to build muscle.

    So unless you want to join a circus...

    Peace!


    Kudos.
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    Sep 17, 2009 6:57 PM GMT
    vindog said
    Went from kneeling to standing position on an exercise ball with no assistance, then held, in the 3 sets: 35sec, 1min, 40sec, respectively.


    Goal is to be able to mix in certain exercises while standing on the ball, like flys, curls, squats, instead of solely doing them with my feet planted firmly on the ground. Its amazing for balance and core strength


    Worked on this on and off for 6 months.


    You can develop core without endangering your safety and annoying others. At some point, you should heed to common sense.
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    Sep 17, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    I have never done anything this insane on a stability ball. But, why use that rolling death ball when you could use a BOSU?
  • Timbales

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    Sep 17, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    I've used the half ball on a platform thingy, ball side down, for my knees. It's hard.
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    Sep 17, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    I teach a class with BOSU
    I teach a class with Stability balls.

    In both classes I would never consider doing any of those actions.

    To the OP, it is good that you have developed the muscle stabilization to stand on a stab. ball, but a word to the wise, don't try anything else or the fire you want to play with will immolate you.
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    Sep 19, 2009 6:05 AM GMT
    Wanna improve your balance and core? Take up skateboarding. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Sep 19, 2009 6:31 AM GMT
    I want to see pics of you doing this.