Corbing, the next new workout?

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Corbing, the next new workout?
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Fri, 09-13-2013 - 7:43am

I don't think it could be because it looks too hard and dangerous but it looks impressive enough that I just ordered a ballast ball.

http://vimeo.com/64420027

The sad thing is I have access to ballast balls at so many gyms/workout facilities but this is something I need to practice in the privacy of my own home. Although, maybe I shouldn't do it alone in case I hurt myself...






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 09-13-2013 - 2:30pm

lol I could almost feel myself breaking something while just watching that. I struggle greatly with balance as it is so I don't see myself corbing in the near future.

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 09-13-2013 - 10:23pm

That was really interesting.  I think there are a handful of moves that could be safely done with a client.  But I would want to practice them at home first too.  Wink

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 10:07am

I think there are quite a few I could do w/ the dancers but,yeah I'd have to make sure I can do them. The surprising thing is that the majority of them can't even kneel on it w/out falling off.  We have quite a few at the studio.  We need to work on that.






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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 1:34pm

Its not in my future! I thought he might have a gymnastics or dance background, or maybe a lot of yoga? He's really flexible. I'd think you'd need to practice on a lot of padding like in a gymnastics studio because you probably do fall off the ball a lot while learning. Is he wearing special shoes or regular studio shoes?

Something I found funny in the video was how so many people around the guy weren't even paying attention to him---in the gym, and also at the expo/trade show. I would be gaping at somebody doing that!

For those of you who are considering trying this, do you know how to fall properly (like judo roll) so you have less chance of getting hurt? I'm thinking that's part of why some people are willing to try something like this.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 09-15-2013 - 12:55pm

I was surprised that no one else seemed to be notcing him, too. I'm guessing he has some background in gymnastics or something like that.  Using the ballast ball is much easier than a stability ball because you almost have to work to make it move.  It's not super easy but it's not as hard to balance on it.  As for falling, I know how to roll from parkour but you're really close to the ground. I think if I slid too much, I'd just stand up or slide off. There is obviously more room for falling off doing these things and I wouldn't do it on a hard surface but on carpeting or a dance floor? I'd feel okay with it.