3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Ball workouts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
The Dyslexic Typo Queen
 
Diva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Smoky Mountains (East TN)
Posts: 3,057

S/C/G: 209/see ticker/130

Height: 5'4

Default Ball workouts

I got me a 65 cm ball this weekend ( it was cheaper than the 55) and I was wondering how many of you use this tool and how effective has it been? I'm a little imtimidated. I'm scared I am gonna fall, LOL! It came with a pump, poster with a zillon exercises on it, and 45 minute DVD for abs. I am gonna go for a bike ride tomorrow and then try this thing....Wish me luck!

I know with my height I was suposed to get the 55 cm, but I am only a half inch short of what was needed for the 65. I figure it won't be so bad....
__________________




SB Bio
Diva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
Slowly Shrinking
 
Christine in NJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 67

S/C/G: 271/157/145

Height: 5'9"

Default

I use the ball for my turbojam workouts and it certainly works on your abs and other areas, once you get the hang of it. Make sure you take things slow at first until your body adjusts to the balance. Make sure you also inflate the ball to the appropriate level. When you sit on the ball, your legs should be at a 90 degree angle at the hips and knees.
__________________
First Major Goal Met July 14, 2007. I am now "Normal" based on my BMI!!
New Goal
Christine in NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
Token Vulcan
 
trekkiegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 582

Default

I've just started using it and not consistently yet so I can't speak as to its effectiveness but I think as long as you start out slow and accustom yourself to the ball, you'll be okay. One thing I realized is that you can inflate it more than you think you can. You can see if it's going down just a little too much when you're on it. I was still able to pump more air into it to make it stronger. I followed some of Leslie Sansone's tips to get used to the ball. I sat on it and alternated kicking my legs out. From that position, I then slid down the ball til my back was resting on it and basically lifted my my lower torso/butt up and down. I've lain on it sideways to do leg lifts, I've lain on it chest down and done push-ups (my own little fun thing to be kind of levitating for a while, lol). Oh, keep your sneakers on, better traction.
__________________
Ellie
trekkiegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 10:20 AM   #4
The Dyslexic Typo Queen
 
Diva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Smoky Mountains (East TN)
Posts: 3,057

S/C/G: 209/see ticker/130

Height: 5'4

Default

Thanks! I'm going to give it a go today! I hope I like it!
__________________




SB Bio
Diva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 44

Default

You might also try finding either Kathy Smith's ball workout (can't think of the title but it was from a few years ago) or Karen Voight's BLT on the Ball workout. They both have lots of pointers -- you might even be able to find them at your library.
__________________
~ Beth


bdandy3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:10 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2