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5.0 out of 5 stars Not too large for a 5'4" person, February 19, 2009
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This review is from: TKO Anti-Burst Fitness Ball with Pump and Instruction Chart (Sports)
I got this ball to use as a chair to bounce my baby while I am holding him and at the computer desk. I think it is excellent and has helped with better posture without any thought. I also end up doing some excerises on it, just because it is there. It does not have the ultra shiny surface as is noted in the picture. Also, it is a pretty standard size I believe and is not too tall for me. I can sit comfortably, with my knees at 90 degrees and I am 5'4". As for the reviewers that are not impressed with the pump: well, I don't care. I don't plan on deflating and inflating this thing again and again.
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Initial post: Dec 12, 2009 6:05:50 AM PST
J. B Kraft says:
I am 5'4" and I sit on a ball to work at my computer. My last ball began deflating and I could not reinflate it. I bounce on the ball when I am thinking about what I want to write. After I started sitting in a chair at the computer my lower back muscles started hurting again. I needed to know if this ball would be correct for my height and that it holds air well. J K - teacher

Posted on Apr 2, 2010 12:55:30 PM PDT
I am 5'3 and would rather get this larger ball so thanks for your review. I had believed it would be o.k. for me also!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2010 10:41:41 AM PDT
You can find a video on choosing the proper fitness ball on the Mayo Clinic website. Keyword search: Fitness ball.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2011 12:05:50 PM PST
I believe a good rule of thumb is that if you sit on the ball and your knees are bent at a right angle, the ball is the right size for you. But that would be hard to determine until you buy one. But I would guess that if you are 5'4'', a smaller ball would be "right" for you.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 5:30:00 PM PDT
Memento Mori says:
I checked the Mayo Clinic Website like Vincent recommended and I found the fitness ball selection video. This is the optimal size to allow your legs to be bent at a right angle while sitting on the ball:

"If you're between 5'1" and 5'7" then you'll want a ball that is 55CM, if you're between 5'8" and 6'1" 65CM is optimal, and if you're 6'2" or taller you should use a 75CM ball."

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 3:36:50 PM PST
Avery says:
Which size ball did you get and use, S. Steel? The 55 cm, 65 or 75?

I'm about 5'5" - whatever you're using should be appropriate for me... Thanks in advance for answering, or anyone else who might see this. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 8:53:42 PM PDT
Tom says:
65cm

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 7:17:30 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 7:19:18 AM PST
The Dugans says:
They also said that the firmer the ball, the more difficult the exercise. The size is based on the circumference when the ball is fully inflated. If you plan on using it as a seat or need to start an easier level, maybe it's better to get the larger ball and not fill it up to it's fullest capacity but, at a level where your knees are in a 90 degree angle.
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