RE: TOOLS: Rotate your ball?

Subject: RE: TOOLS: Rotate your ball?
From: Mailing List <mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 16:30:11 -0400

I went down to the local exercise-equipment store and bought a
Sissel 75cm/30-inch Exercise Ball. It's plenty big for me and
nowhere near full inflation. The next size down was a smidgen
on the small size (65cm).
I'm 183cm (or 6 feet), with proportional-length legs (inseam 33-34 inch).

One of the women on staff has bought herself a 45cm ball to
try at home (short little legs)... she's too shy to use it
at the office yet, despite my fine example.

If you were planning to use one as a wobbly exercise bench, and
bench-press hundreds of pounds while lying on it, I'd recommend
getting a really tough one like "Duraball Pro"

or from a Canadian supplier

But so far, the less expensive Sissel is fine with my 245lb bulk
bouncing happily on it (our admin goes past my cube several times
per day and keeps remarking that I look like Tigger... :-).
The ball cost 60 bucks or less.
Being compared to Tigger... priceless.

If it wears out or bursts within a year, I'll be sure to
report back.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart [mailto:ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca]

> Kevin, always on the ball, reported his good experiences with using a
> "balance ball" (aka "Swiss ball", Pilates ball, etc.) as a chair. Any
> good sources for these? The ones I've seen either tend to be
> too small
> for use as a chair or too expensive.
> I've heard similar reports that these make a wonderful chair
> replacement, and in the spirit of sharing additional good ergonomic
> information, I offer you two more resources:
> Cambell, J.J. 2005. Body awareness for career longevity. Intercom,
> June:24-26.

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