Product Type: Powerball sports equipment
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Stronger Wrists in weeks
Powerball Neon White Pro Signature
Member Name: paulie1975
Powerball Neon White Pro Signature
Advantages: Great value for a lifetime guarantee and something that really works
A powerball is a hand gyroscope, created in the 1970's this has become quite a faddish fitness accessory which requires concentration to help you relax and build muscle in your arms.
The first time I saw this on Amazon I presumed it was similar to a medicine ball but one of my slightly less gym-phobic friends advised me that it is actually a hand held item which immediately raised its attraction in my eyes.
The powerball is about the size of a tennis ball and is supposed to fit in the palm of your hand, it has a digital monitor to help you assess how well you are doing with it, which is both a real pleasure and a distraction when annoying friends decide they want to beat your high score.
Clear with a silver band across the middle, the ball looks pretty funky and modern and it does appeal visually, it has two main benefits, five minutes use a day should help increase strength in your wrists and arms (most specifically your forearms), for somebody like me who has weak wrists and has to do a lot of carrying shopping and playing squash, this is very appealing. It can also be used to relax your muscles and ease RSI and arthritis.
Since using this ball I have won a few more games of squash and would attribute some of that to my stronger wrists allowing me to serve the ball where I want it to go first time, every time, so it was well worth the £18 I paid for it via Amazon.
When you receive your powerball, follow the instructions to insert the ripcord, which is used to make the ball spin, once you pull the cord the fun begins, once you have mastered getting the ball to spin (An art that takes 4-5 attempts) you then have to keep it moving through using your hand, this is fun and addictive and you can really feel it in your arms after a while, the idea of the meter is that it tells you how much rpm the ball is spinning at, this is very useful and you will want to beat everyone else at having the highest RPM recorded, for those practiced experts it can reach over 16,000 RPM.
The moving ball within the ball spins at incredible speeds and this puts undue pressure on your hands and forearms, it is possible to put up to 40lb of pressure onto your muscles. When you do this whilst watching the television, it really is an easy way to increase your strength and flexibility. I have really noticed a difference and it is one of those things you don't have to motivate yourself to use as you can do it anywhere at anytime, even in the office during lunch.
The ball doesn't need batteries (Except for the meter) and has a lifetime guarantee so is really good value when you consider it doesn't need storage space and can be taken anywhere, it really is an impressive bit of kit which deserves more recognition.
It is fun, addictive, you feel effects and you do want to keep doing it, it doesn't risk undue injury, it looks fine, it can be placed anywhere for storage and it is available in Amazon, Argos and all decent sports shops. This is one version, there are others, so check out which is best for you, it's a great bit of kit that is excellent for anyone over the specified age limit (14 years old) so enjoy it.
Summary: Stronger Wrists in weeks
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