December 8, 2004

3 responses to Lift n’learn

  1. Alberto Caraballo Says:

    I have a question for you unrelated to the subject (By the way, I read John and Marie’s blog often, too). When doing the GHRs on a stability ball, how do you keep the ball from sliding away as you are rising?

  2. Kris Says:

    Never had this problem, luckily. I guess it would depend on the floor and the traction and size of the ball (smaller is better), but it has always stayed put nicely once I got my bodyweight on it. What’s your setup like?

    For those who don’t know what we are talking about here, there is a video of band-assisted stability ball GHRs under this entry:

  3. Alberto Caraballo Says:

    Right now, I use a sit-up bench with two sets of rollers facing an overhead pulley backwards, using a rope attachment. I use 90 to 80 lbs of weight as an assist. But I feel like my feet aren’t anchored enough, and my knees are too close to the edge of the pad that if they are sweaty I slip (towel fixes this). Also, the overhead pulley puts stress on my elbows. Our gum does have the bars on a wall like the ones your video for the ball GHR has and I’m thinking of using that. I might even order a miniband and see if that works.

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