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Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench?

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2006/07/09 15:32:21 (permalink)

Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench?

As above, Im a bit tight on space and cash so considering this instead. Do you think a gym ball could be utilized to use instead of a bench for light bench pressing etc with dumbells? Its only a thought.

Thanks for any feedback, Stevo.

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    Furyan
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 15:33:40 (permalink)
    I suggest you follow your signature, and dare to buy a bench.

    " Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"
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    scstevo
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 15:34:42 (permalink)
    thats no help at all lol.

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    Furyan
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 15:35:38 (permalink)
    Lol, no mate buy a bench. If you need suggestions on benches message me and i can suggest some. The ball will be of little use compared to a bench.

    You can get narrow benches which help save on space, but the amount you could safely benchpress on a ball, would be very little. So IMO not worth it.
    post edited by Furyan - 2006/07/09 15:36:46

    " Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 15:36:21 (permalink)
    My desk chair broke the other day so I used a gym ball to sit on at my computer.

    I would not be able to bench anything lying on one of those, I had enough trouble just trying to sit still on it!

    Anyway, if you do decide to try it, make sure you film it for us?

    BTW, What's the point in light bench presses? (Genuine Question)

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    scstevo
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 15:37:06 (permalink)
    I was considering buying the rebok one from argos. £60.00 and it also can incline/ decline.

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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 15:51:29 (permalink)
    i have benched 100kg on a stability ball and was about as stable as jordan on ice skates with her eyes closed.

    they are ok if you fancy some 'toning' work but TBH at the business end of things i wouldnt trust one for anything
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 17:15:17 (permalink)
    Are they really that stable Toxic ?

    Id imagine you'd recruit alot more muscles though, just trying to stablise yourself.

    Id personally opt for a bench myself.
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 17:17:30 (permalink)
    they are not stable

    buy a bench or use them for less load bearing exercises
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 17:17:59 (permalink)
    get fcuking serious....

    "The usefulness of a cup is it's emptyness"
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 17:23:05 (permalink)
    They are not stable, that's the whole point. But when you're lifting heavy weights you want to be on a stable surface.

    However my nephew likes bouncing up and down on them so they're not a total waste of money!
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 17:24:15 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    they are not stable

    buy a bench or use them for less load bearing exercises


    Lol, I read into your first post wrong mate !
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 17:29:48 (permalink)
    I don't think you can really substitue a bench mate.
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 19:36:00 (permalink)
    if your into balance etc etc (eg a surfer!) then would make a nice addition IMO, but worth getting a really heavy duty one which can handle several hundred kg

    however, if your training for strength/size aint gonna be much good IMO and better off with a bench, but not from argos
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 19:48:39 (permalink)
    get fcuking serious....


    Prick.

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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 19:57:09 (permalink)
    not really necessary mate. Was a bit of a silly question, so expect a few silly answers
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 20:40:31 (permalink)
    The only disadvantage of a bench is you hurt your foot when you kick it hard
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 20:52:12 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: kitty

    The only disadvantage of a bench is you hurt your foot when you kick it hard


    LMAO did you find that out from experience?





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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/09 22:55:58 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Ragdoll


    ORIGINAL: kitty

    The only disadvantage of a bench is you hurt your foot when you kick it hard


    LMAO did you find that out from experience?








    No, just know that being made of metal and sturdy it would hurt
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    RE: Could a gym ball save me the expense of buying a bench? 2006/07/10 20:40:07 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: scstevo

    As above, Im a bit tight on space and cash so considering this instead. Do you think a gym ball could be utilized to use instead of a bench for light bench pressing etc with dumbells? Its only a thought.

    Thanks for any feedback, Stevo.


    balls are great but they cant replace a bench, you can do a lot on a ball its great for your core, i often do ball preses, give press ups a try on the ball hands on ball or if thats to hard feet on the ball its great for the pecs, to be honnest mate it depends on what sort of training you are doing/planing on doing, in my opition every one should buy a ball,
    if you use a base such as a ball it chanleges your balance it really good,
    i neel on mine and do barbell curls, superman on the ball(neel on ball raise left hand and right leg then swap) it takes a lot of practise,
    just sitting on the ball moveing in small cirles strengthens your tva(Itrans verse abdomines) spelling is wrong but if you have a strong tva you will have a rock solid base great for martial arts,
    post edited by madmax - 2006/07/10 20:46:11
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