Exercise ball chest flys....wtf?!!

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    Dec 27, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    I like this guys videos but this move is absolutely crazy and dangerous I think....what will people think of next?
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    Dec 27, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    i don't know.
    I've tried loads of things on a MTbike and ended up flying over the handle bars so many times! .. if you think a rubber mat hurts, try rocks and tree roots .
    You're responsible of the risks you take and if anyone is so clueless as to try this guy's little stunt without proper "know how", they have only themselves to blame.

    Figure skaters crash way harder, horse riders too, bikers ( pedal and motor) ,
    skiers, snow boarders , water skiers and so on .

    I wouldn't try cables on a swiss ball, i don't really see the point and he did it only as a little prank for the camera ( i think ) .




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    Dec 27, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    Why didn't he just use a BOSU ball?
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    Dec 27, 2009 2:19 AM GMT
    I can visualize my bad ankle going SNAP while attempting that.
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    Dec 27, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
    A lot of the unbalanced exercises are nuts.

    NASM teaches this stuff, but, most folks have NO BUSINESS doing them.
  • vindog

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    Dec 27, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    I would be way more impressed if he started by standing on the ball, then started doing the flys being fully balanced on the ball, which he isn't. He's using leverage....

    I stand on those balls to improve my balance, leg and core strength. I start by kneeling on it, then move one foot at a time forward, then slowly standing up.

    Eventually I'll be doing curls, dumb bell military presses and other exercises on them, but it's something I'll work into. It took me almost a year to go from kneeling to standing on it.


    I agree with Chucky....it's something most people have no business doing. In fact I've only seen one guy at my gym do the exercises I've described.
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    Dec 27, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    kinda humorous...I think most people should not make attempts to do this at a public gym. It does seems slightly dangerous! hehe
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    Dec 27, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    Well, I don't really see much of a point to it, but what the hell. He was easy on the eyes. *grin*
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    Dec 27, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    I have 3 things to say about that

    Liability
    ....
    Insurance
    .....
    Lawyer
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    Dec 27, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
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    Dec 27, 2009 4:40 AM GMT
    jmals23 said


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    Dec 27, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidA lot of the unbalanced exercises are nuts.

    NASM teaches this stuff, but, most folks have NO BUSINESS doing them.

    I have never learned that and would have been shocked to, then again I ignored a lot of my in-class training. I will, however, admit that ACE and NASM are BOSU crazy.
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    Dec 27, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidI have 3 things to say about that

    Liability
    ....
    Insurance
    .....
    Lawyer


    Excuse me, Im from Boston. I have three things to say about that..

    Retarded
    ..........
    Retarded
    .........
    Retarded

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  • dannyboy1101

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    Dec 27, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    Guy's definitely hot, but if he's really looking to maximize his chest workout, shouldn't the cables be chest height when he's on top of the ball, not when he's on the ground?
  • gallus81

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    Dec 27, 2009 5:21 AM GMT
    the fact he fell off makes me want to attempt this ... if he'd stayed on, I wouldn't be interested in the least


    plus he's hot
  • vindog

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    Dec 27, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    gallus81 saidthe fact he fell off makes me want to attempt this ... if he'd stayed on, I wouldn't be interested in the least


    plus he's hot



    It's not easy to stand on those things unassisted
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    Dec 27, 2009 5:57 AM GMT
    I whole cables on the ball just seems really silly to me.

    Perhaps I'm just old.
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    Dec 27, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    Ahh, Darwinism at it's finest. Perfect example of the type of asshole that screams at the gym, throws around weight they can't control, kicks your stuff out of the way to use a machine you're in-between sets on ... and then has the gall to try to give you exercise advice.

    I quietly observe these people, comforted by the smug satisfaction that some day, maybe not today, but someday ... they're going to REALLY hurt themselves. I just hope I'm around to see it. icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 27, 2009 6:10 AM GMT
    hey its not a bad move it adds a lot of core work. but try it out on the bosu ball first to get good at it.
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    Dec 27, 2009 6:31 AM GMT
    redbull saidI like this guys videos but this move is absolutely crazy and dangerous I think....what will people think of next?
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    There's a word that describes these Swiss ball fanatics..

    If you're a gym owner.. liability.
    If you're a gym member.. entertainment.

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    Dec 27, 2009 6:55 AM GMT
    dork. that looked about as useless as a guy at my gym doing bicep curls while doing the splits.
  • a2507

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    Dec 27, 2009 2:55 PM GMT
    Well, I've been called "retarded" before but I've done a variation on what he did albeit a safer one I think.

    I balance my knees on a ball and do an angled pull down fly (bars at 45 degrees off vertical) which seems to work shoulders and chest. But with the knees on the ball instead of your feet, your center of gravity is still reasonable and with the bars above you, you can control your movement well enough to land on your feet.....no falls. It definitely engages the core.

    I've been at the same gym for 10 years now and the staff and I are really well acquainted......they'd call me out if they felt it were needed, so I assume I'm ok.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 27, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    I love my body ball, but that guy is taking a serious risk for injury! Interesting move though...


    Joe
  • vindog

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    Dec 27, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidYou idiot... Go to your ROOM~! I'll be there shortly to teach you a lesson....
    Am I the only one that thinks that looked like some shitty form?




    No, I think everyone here agrees
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    Dec 27, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    Stupid people are stupid.