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anyone try the Bender Ball???

thinking about getting one........thoughts?

Fri. Jul 6, 10:12pm

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What is it?

Saturday, July 07, 2007, 8:39 AM

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I just saw the commercial for it on TV and was a little sucked-in myself. :)

It's a smaller sized exercise ball, about the size of a bowling ball instead of the usual larger, beach ball sized ones. The exercises the models were doing were modified for the smaller ball. They were abs and butt exercises shown.

I was half-asleep when I watched... does it come with a DVD or just an exercise book?

Saturday, July 07, 2007, 12:06 PM

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This is weird because my bf just asked me today if I wanted one for my bday. Ha...I saw the infomercial too and it looked pretty good. I am pretty sure it comes with a dvd. It makes sense, crunches should go fwd and back to help tighten the muscle. I think they would be a lot harder. Like you have to pull yourself up from bending backward.

I think if you really want to focus on your abs, it is worth a try. I think it was pretty inexpensive so it might be worth it. Although you might want to try doing it using a rolled up blanket first, just to see if you would be able to stick with it.

It's not going to be a miracle either. If you don't do crunches now, you won't do them with the ball either.

Saturday, July 07, 2007, 5:35 PM

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funny, I saw an ad for this on MTV yesterday.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 11:03 AM

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I've seen magazine workouts with this - it's different from a weighted medicine ball, right? I'd classify it as a gadget rather than a gimmick.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 12:00 PM

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This ball is a waste of time. It is basically your everyday kids playground ball. THe DVD is basically a how to do a sit up tape..lasts about 15 minutes. The worst part is when you buy one they automatically sign you up to be in a program that sends you 2 new DVDs every other month and they charge you 19.99 plus 3.99 s&h without asking. I had to bitch to get a refund and they still wont refund me the 3.99 plus the cost its going to cost me to send it back. They were rude, unhelpful and avoided my questions. So NOT WORTH the aggravation.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 6:01 PM

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I Really Like It!

I get pretty bad back pain when doing an ab workout & this helps me get through the workout without my lower back hurting. After I watched the DVD that came with the ball, I started using it with my other workout DVD's. The ball is definitely not like the balls that my children have - it has much more give to it. It is like the larger stability balls.

The packing slip stated that I was signed up for Continuous Shipments (which I did not want) so I called the 800 number of the invoice & asked to not receive any more shipments. She said 'ok' & gave me a cancellation confirmation number. It took me all of 2 minutes.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 4:18 PM

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on the comment: "I Really Like It!"

So I've been looking at reviews of the bender ball and this comment keeps showing up word for word, could they possibly be involved with the company that sells the ball?? I think so...

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 6:39 PM

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Before you buy you NEED to check this out...

Go to this site before you buy, it's REALLY helpful.

Make sure that the companies you buy from are w/ BBB

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 6:46 PM

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If you want to do better ab work, don't get a ball, just check out the "matthew's method" online. Free, and effective. And there's nothing being sold.

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 7:44 PM

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