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Wobble boards....XD - July 9th 2012, 09:28 AM

So my mum bought one of these wobble boards where you stand on it and it essentially is meant to jiggle any excess 'flab' off you. She loves it and swears by it, but I can't really see the benefit and reckon it's a waste of money.

1. Do they actually work? NOT for weight loss, but for toning up. I exercise anyway and eat healthy, but I'm just wondering....

2. I have patellar subluxation and my right knee isn't always very stable. I'm wondering if using on of these boards is a bad idea.

For some reason, this all seems hilarious to me
   
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Re: Wobble boards....XD - July 9th 2012, 01:35 PM

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So my mum bought one of these wobble boards where you stand on it and it essentially is meant to jiggle any excess 'flab' off you. She loves it and swears by it, but I can't really see the benefit and reckon it's a waste of money.

1. Do they actually work? NOT for weight loss, but for toning up. I exercise anyway and eat healthy, but I'm just wondering....

2. I have patellar subluxation and my right knee isn't always very stable. I'm wondering if using on of these boards is a bad idea.

For some reason, this all seems hilarious to me



1. They do help you tone up, but mainly in the midsection. But, you could also work on different areas of your body that you want to tone up. Overall, the answer to your question is yes, they do help with toning up your body.

2. As for your second question, you might want to ask the doctor you are seeing for your patellar subluxation and ask him about the wobble boards. In opinion, you might be able to use them, but in smalls and for a short amount of time. You could use the wobble boards for like therapy or trying to build up strength in the knee with the injury. Overall, you might want to consult the doctor on this.




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Re: Wobble boards....XD - July 11th 2012, 05:30 AM

1) They won't help for weight loss, because there is very little movement and very little muscle contraction in general. It's very good for improving proprioception, which can help with performance in regular activities.

2) If your patella is currently subluxed, it's a bad idea. If the patella isn't tracking properly, then you should avoid it for now. You should probably get some physiotherapy, and have it put back into place. A good physiotherapist should work on the patellar tracking, as well as strengthening the surrounding soft-tissue for stability.
   
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Re: Wobble boards....XD - July 11th 2012, 06:41 AM

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1. Do they actually work? NOT for weight loss, but for toning up. I exercise anyway and eat healthy, but I'm just wondering....
It's not going to "jiggle" fat away, at least not quickly. It's an exercise that improves balance and in doing so, compliments many other exercises and activities but by itself, there's very little toning or weight loss since there's not much movement. You're better off doing another exercise if you want toning.

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2. I have patellar subluxation and my right knee isn't always very stable. I'm wondering if using on of these boards is a bad idea.
I'm assuming your patellar subluxation is not very severe since you were considering this exercises which is quite strenuous on the knee but even so, you should steer clear of this for now. You'd be better off getting it reduced as well as surrounding supportive muscles, tissues and ligaments (i.e. ACL). Afterward, you can hop on and wobble away, but in the mean time, get it treated and you can have a chuckle at your mom wobbling away.


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