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I've used one for doing pushups on the flat side in the past, good finish exercise on chest/tri days.

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Yes. They kick ass. Any exercise I do on them I call "The Dying Beetle" because that's what I look like writhing around on the damn thing.

But yeah, you get an amazing ab workout if you do the exercises that are with your feet OFF that floor (Dying beetle).

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I've used one for doing pushups on the flat side in the past, good finish exercise on chest/tri days.
For a good challenge, do those with your feet on a stability ball.

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For a good challenge, do those with your feet on a stability ball.
yeah but thats not a finishing workout anymore, no way I'd have enough left at the end of the workout for that. I like to do my way at the very end. Do as many as I can, which isn't much at the end, then hit the jump rope for a minute, then repeat. You'll be fucking wiped.

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I stand on them when doing some upper body exercises with free weights.

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yeah but thats not a finishing workout anymore, no way I'd have enough left at the end of the workout for that. I like to do my way at the very end. Do as many as I can, which isn't much at the end, then hit the jump rope for a minute, then repeat. You'll be fucking wiped.
Yeah, you're right. Not a finisher. And I'm wiped just reading this.

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I stand on them when doing some upper body exercises with free weights.
With the round part on the floor, right? All the good trainers seem to have people do this. I'M TOO SCARED TO TRY! Rachel fall down go boom.

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With the round part on the floor, right? All the good trainers seem to have people do this. I'M TOO SCARED TO TRY! Rachel fall down go boom.

I switch back and forth. I've had to do a HELL of a lot of core development prior to my Alaskan climb. So with any workout I did I had some core training in there.

You shouldn't go boom... you have a good sense of balance.

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With the round part on the floor, right? All the good trainers seem to have people do this. I'M TOO SCARED TO TRY! Rachel fall down go boom.
I gotta do that shit for my knee rehab. balance on one foot and play catch with a medicine ball.
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So I have to work out sober?
Preferably. I think gym staff usually isn't too happy when having to clean up drunk vomit next to the weight benches.

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Preferably. I think gym staff usually isn't too happy when having to clean up drunk vomit next to the weight benches.
She could just say she was working out really hard. chances are they won't put in the effort to distinguish drunk vomit from really hard workout vomit.
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She could just say she was working out really hard. chances are they won't put in the effort to distinguish drunk vomit from really hard workout vomit.
I've seen Rachel drink. They would be able to smell the vodka.

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Stability balls are the new fad, and they are really, really dumb.
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Stability balls are the new fad, and they are really, really dumb.
No, they aren't really really dumb. They are quite useful if you use them properly. I have found since I started using them that my core is much stronger when I'm rock climbing. I am smoother and able to do moves I wasn't previously. I've noticed they've also helped improve my sense of balance.

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they're good for core and balance.

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No, they aren't really really dumb. They are quite useful if you use them properly. I have found since I started using them that my core is much stronger when I'm rock climbing. I am smoother and able to do moves I wasn't previously. I've noticed they've also helped improve my sense of balance.
If you want to really work your "core" do some deadlifts and box squats.

Flipping the ball over and balancing on it while lifting weights is just silly. Maybe doing some curls while riding a unicycle would be even better.

The ball does have its uses, but some people take it a little too far.
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Flipping the ball over and balancing on it while lifting weights is just silly. Maybe doing some curls while riding a unicycle would be even better.

damn, need to spready my reps
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If you want to really work your "core" do some deadlifts and box squats.

Flipping the ball over and balancing on it while lifting weights is just silly. Maybe doing some curls while riding a unicycle would be even better.

The ball does have its uses, but some people take it a little too far.
Silly huh? I don't think you don't know what you're talking about. Here is a real expert on core workouts, someone who knows a little more than you do. His name is Ed Viesturs. You probably haven't heard of him. He is the only American to climb all 14 8000 meter peaks, and he's done so without supplemental oxygen.

This is taken from his website (I shall bold the necessary text so you don't have to look too hard):

"Typical Schedule

Running: Typically 7-8 miles a day on hilly roads (approximately 1 Hour) - 4 days on, 1 day off.

Weight Training: I try to train with weights 2-3 times a week. I work all parts of my body and try to focus on my core as well. The exercises I do simulate the movements that I make while climbing, lifting a pack, shoveling snow, and climbing steep and varied terrain. Many exercises are done while balancing on inflated half balls or while standing on one leg. I do a low number of sets with a high number of repetitions keeping the weight moderate for strength and endurance. This upper body work helps me when carrying a pack, shoveling a tent platform, and provides me general strength to make it through a long day in the mountains."

Here's the link in case you want to see for yourself.

http://www.edviesturs.com/abouted/

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I do a low number of sets with a high number of repetitions keeping the weight moderate for strength and endurance.
High rep endurance myth. I guess he doesn't know more than me, eh?
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High rep endurance myth. I guess he doesn't know more than me, eh?
I don't know if you're saying the high rep thing is a myth or not, but Mr. Viesturs definately knows more than you do about this sort of thing.

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I don't know if you're saying the high rep thing is a myth or not, but Mr. Viesturs definately knows more than you do about this sort of thing.
I bet, because you base all your faith in him on his accomplishments. So with that logic, how about a 2x bodyweight bench and a 3x deadlift? Does he have those? Surely he is a nobody if he doesn't.

I can post a countless amount of links that say the ball is just an overused fad, but you have blinders on and I'm sure you wouldn't read any of it. Keep rocking the light weights on the ball and thinking that you're strengthening your core. I'll keep doing my regular workout, and being unable to even find dumbbells big enough for my nonexistant "core" workout.
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I bet, because you base all your faith in him on his accomplishments. So with that logic, how about a 2x bodyweight bench and a 3x deadlift? Does he have those? Surely he is a nobody if he doesn't.

I can post a countless amount of links that say the ball is just an overused fad, but you have blinders on and I'm sure you wouldn't read any of it. Keep rocking the light weights on the ball and thinking that you're strengthening your core. I'll keep doing my regular workout, and being unable to even find dumbbells big enough for my nonexistant "core" workout.
I'm sure you can post all kinds of links, they wouldn't make a difference. I don't have "blinders" on. I am basing my information from a man who's core strength is integral to his accomplishments. He has actually used the workout and it has improved his performance in real-world situations. If the workout didn't work for him the consequences could be fatal.

Your blind faith in your sources amuses me as much as my faith in my source probably amuses you, but I won't call your workouts "silly."

I'll keep doing what I do and improving. You keep doing what you do for improvment. If you're ever in the burb's give me a call and we'll get together for some rock climbing. That in and of itself is a wonderful full-body workout.

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at the end of the day, it's all about a balanced workout.

if all you ever do is lift heavy, there's no doubt that you'll have strong chest, back, legs, etc, but your overall core strength probably won't be that great.

if all you ever do is core exercises, you're missing out on the huge full body strength gains you get from doing olympic lifts.
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