fitball

Has anyone else tried playing with a fitball (
http://www.physique.uk.com/products.asp?SubCaNoID=83 ) at all? My
girlfriend’s mum has one which she uses instead of a chair for working at
her desk and it seems awfully comfortable, so I’m going to try getting one
at work. Seems to me that this might be a good way to improve balance for
unicycling also.

Joe

“Joe Marshall” <news@joemarshall.org.uk> wrote in message
news:<1011615234.670@ananke.eclipse.net.uk>…
> Has anyone else tried playing with a fitball (
> http://www.physique.uk.com/products.asp?SubCaNoID=83 ) at all? My
> girlfriend’s mum has one which she uses instead of a chair for working
> at her desk and it seems awfully comfortable, so I’m going to try
> getting one at work. Seems to me that this might be a good way to
> improve balance for unicycling also.
>
> Joe

I read the title of your post slightly differently. Being Scottish I read
it as “football”,soccer to some of you , “fitba” (long “a” sound) is how
it is commonly pronounced. This conjured up pictures of people riding
around on unicycles kicking a ball about, now that would require skill!

Have fun!

Graeme

I own one. Though it was primarily designed for training, it is very funny
what you can do with it in order to improve balance:

  • sit on the ball, legs crossed
  • stand on the ball
  • do squats while standing on the ball
  • walk the wheel (suggestion…)

I do not master all the tricks but one of my friend, which is a world cup
moguls racer trains with it. While she is standing on the ball, she must
catch a medicine ball (size of a soccer ball but weighing much more)
thrown by his coach and send him back…

This ball is also very useful very useful if you want to train at home :

  • Sit ups
  • Push ups with feet on the ball
  • With feet on the ball, push-up position, walk with you arms
  • etc…

Christ.

Joe Marshall wrote:

> Has anyone else tried playing with a fitball (
> http://www.physique.uk.com/products.asp?SubCaNoID=83 ) at all? My
> girlfriend’s mum has one which she uses instead of a chair for working
> at her desk and it seems awfully comfortable, so I’m going to try
> getting one at work. Seems to me that this might be a good way to
> improve balance for unicycling also.
>
> Joe

i read it as football too, but i was thinking of american football, imagining people tackling each other on unicycles. actually, tackle uni football came up in our almost nightly chatroom the other day. anyone want to try that?

Chatroom? Where? What time? Out of curiousity, how many unicyclists frequent it??

Oh, I just noticed that unicyclist.com has a chat. I’ll check it out tonight.

Later

we usually start a chat room on AIM and invite all teh unicyclists we know. usually we don’t have more than 6 in at a time