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The best stability device I have found so far!
January 7, 2017
I am really impressed with this thing so far, especially for the price. I use a similar device with my trainer, but my core isn't strong enough to successfully perform some excercises. He suggested I buy this to practice on my own at home, because I can use the inflatable ring to make some excercises a little bit easier for me to start out with.
I really like this product for two reasons. First, it is built really well and I don't worry about it breaking or cracking when I use it. The deck is made of wood with a grip surface similar to a skateboard, and not cheap plastic that bends or could make me slip when I step on it like the ones at my gym. I'm already 195lbs, so I want to know that stepping on this thing with a heavy kettlebell or some dumb bells won't be a problem. I feel confident because the deck doesn't flex at all. The included pump for the inflatable ring was a nice touch as well.
Second, I really like that I can use the inflatable ring to help stabilize me. For certain excercises, it's really helpful for me to have a little bit of a cushion while I work to build up my core. It's frustrating when you spend more time just trying to get back up on a stability trainer than actually performing the excercises. When I get strong enough, I can simply slide off the ring and use this like a regular stability trainer.
If you don't own a stability board, you definitely need one. I originally thought my trainer was nuts but now I get it. These things make everything from body squats to push-ups way more challenging, activating all kinds of core muscles while you do them. If you are a beginner, the stability ring makes a big difference.