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Ball which was generally produced as a toy in 1985 can also
be used as an exercising tool. It has other names as Lolo Ball,
Spring ball, Disc-O or pogo ball. Hasbro invented this toy in 1985
and it became very popular amongst the kids in very less time. In
the beginning it started with a craze, but in the next five years
this craze faded away. But amazingly it again came back in 2008 and
this time its being used for both fun and exercise.
Pogo Ball consists
of a rubber ball which is fixed in a tough plastic platform. Pogo
ball is no doubt a fun tool as well as a great source of exercising.
The initial craze of this ball died in 5 years but now its being
used as an exercising tool. It provides you with great balance and
coordination. It is also used in the elementary schools nowadays as
a balance builder in the P.E. classes.
pogo ball is a lot good for kids as well as for grown ups. You can
jump with it, hop with it, anyway you like. In the beginning a
little bit of balancing is needed which turns it into fun exercise.
For jumping on the pogo
ball you need to balance your weight on the bottom side of
the rubber ball. Then you can jump or hop the same way as you do
with a pogo stick tipping from side to side.
exercising gives a good workout to your core muscles. Healthy core
muscles give you a strong back and flat stomach. A pogo ball helps
you in building leg muscles as well. Hopping on pogo ball makes your
cardio muscles work which in return burn calories and fats and help
you in reducing extra weighty of your body.
ball is a great way to keep yourself fit and have fun but at
the same time people also get injured when they fall over. Before
starting any exercise you need to be well aware of the do's and
don'ts and take care of few things.
bounce with a pogo
ball, bounce with the right way up. If it bounces upside
down, the rubber of the ball might get damaged and the toy may
Make sure before
using a pogo ball that it's not cold, as in this case the rubber
might fall off in the beginning, so supervision is necessary.
according to your weight, the heavier you are the more pressure you
put. You can put 200lbs of pressure as a limit.
As its quite
obvious use pogo ball on a flat surface in a room.
You can start
with pogo ball bouncing by taking support of a wall or any other
person, by placing one foot on one side of the ball. Slowly place
your other foot up to grip the ball between each foot instep. Start
bouncing confidently with careful insteps.