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Exercise Ball: Go for Anti-Burst Ball

Exercise injuries happen. It is just a workout fact. You expect to tweak a muscle lunging after a tennis ball or diving for a Frisbee. You do not, however, expect to break both of your arms using an exercise ball. Sugar user JessNess shared this little news bit with me, and I am passing it onto you.


Inside Edition reported recently that Adam Dunayer was working his upper body while lying with his back on a physio ball. He was holding 60 pound weights in each hand when the ball burst. His elbows hit the ground first. Needless to say, he broke both his arms and has yet to regain full recovery.

Inside Edition decided to put a dozen types of exercise balls through a puncture test. They found the standard ball to pop just like a balloon, similar to Dunayer's experience. However, when the anti-burst ball was punctured the ball began to hiss as it gradually deflated. So when working with a physio ball look for a thick skinned one that is less likely to puncture as well as an anti-burst style ball.

Regardless, keep on rolling!

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