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Kevin Anderson
08-23-2007, 12:29 PM
This was on our local news last night.....

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/stories/082007kvueexerciseballbust-cb.5363f1ca.html

Mike ODonnell
08-23-2007, 01:55 PM
The fact that this hasn't happened sooner is the bigger shock. Probably was at home on the cheap $19 ball from Target that isn't meant for anything over 200lbs. There are ones with 1000lb ratings and burst resistance...I'll bet it wasn't that one.

Ken Urakawa
08-23-2007, 02:02 PM
Seen that happen a couple of times. Once, the guy was holding 40's. Thank god no one was hurt. A gym which shall not be named (we'll call it..."round the clock fitness") was selling their own brand of balls, which were put on the floor for members/trainers to use. Total piles of crap.

William Hunter
08-23-2007, 02:17 PM
Wow, that's really a shame when someone is apparently making a serious effort to stay/get in shape...and gets "both his arms shattered". If it turns out the gym was just trying to cut corners by buying the El Cheapo balls I'd be fargin pissed.

Scott Kustes
08-24-2007, 05:21 AM
That's a shitty end to a workout.

Mike ODonnell
08-24-2007, 05:47 AM
If it turns out the gym was just trying to cut corners by buying the El Cheapo balls I'd be fargin pissed.

more like a huge lawsuit....

Allen Yeh
08-24-2007, 06:15 AM
My wife said this happened to a person working out in a gym she used to train at. The guy had to have casts from wrist to above the elbows for both arms, his wife had to feed him for weeks.

chris hill
08-24-2007, 07:31 AM
you should find this vid equally unfortunate yet funny

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=13368849

Allen Yeh
08-24-2007, 07:39 AM
you should find this vid equally unfortunate yet funny

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=13368849

ouch

John Vernon
08-24-2007, 07:40 AM
At the Texas Club, trainers regularly inspect the balls for weaknesses. Dunayer said he doesn't know if that was done at his health club.

Giving them the 'ol "bounce it like a basket ball" or "kick across the gym and chase after it whilst giggling like a schoolgirl" inspections no doubt.

Jared Buffie
08-24-2007, 08:02 AM
you should find this vid equally unfortunate yet funny

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=13368849

OUCH!

I'm not sure his left hip didn't dislocate a little.

And people think squats are dangerous....

Mike ODonnell
08-24-2007, 09:27 AM
Giving them the 'ol "bounce it like a basket ball" or "kick across the gym and chase after it whilst giggling like a schoolgirl" inspections no doubt.

Yeah cause I would trust $10/hr employees to test durability and working condition of any piece of equipment.....Uhhhhh....still holds air must work......

Steven Low
08-24-2007, 11:12 AM
If you're doing stupid exercises... well at least I'm not liable for the results. The worst part is that the stupid exercises are pretty much NEVER good exercises. Stability ball DB bench press? lol? At least the guy wasn't using a bar though. That would've been REAL ugly.

Mike ODonnell
08-24-2007, 11:15 AM
If you're doing stupid exercises... well at least I'm not liable for the results. The worst part is that the stupid exercises are pretty much NEVER good exercises. Stability ball DB bench press? lol? At least the guy wasn't using a bar though. That would've been REAL ugly.

Unless your clients need them due to limited mobility and assistance for squats....they are useless.....ok sorry one good thing, try and stand and squat on one....that is fun....other than that, useless.....except as a desk chair that is