# Question: How do you measure a pilates ball?

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## How do you know what size Pilates ball to get?

You will want to choose a ball size that is proportional to your height. The rule of thumb is that you want to be able to sit on your ball with your legs at a 90-degree angle or slightly more, but not less. Your thighs should be parallel to the ground or angled slightly down.

## How big is a 65cm exercise ball?

The most common ball sizes, translated to centimeters and rounded up to the nearest inch, are: 45cm = 18 inches, 55cm = 22 inches, 65cm = 26 inches, and 76cm = 30 inches.

## How do you measure a ball size?

And one way to measure that size is to place the ball on a table in the sunlight when the sun is nearly overhead — close to noon. The ball’s shadow is then almost a circle, and you can measure the width of the circle with a ruler, and that’ll be the width of the ball as well.

## Does the size of an exercise ball matter?

If body weight to height is larger than the average proportion, sitting on the exercise ball will compress it down more, so individuals usually should try using the next larger exercise ball size in order to maintain the 90-degree rule.

Choosing the Right Exercise Ball.

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Exercise ball diameter Person’s height
85 cm 6’8″ and taller

## What if my exercise ball is too big?

A ball that’s too small compromises the position of your hips and pelvis when you sit on it, whereas a ball that’s too large doesn’t allow your feet to touch the ground, making it unstable. Achieving a good balance between a ball that’s too large or a ball that’s too small provides you with the best workout.

## How much give Should an exercise ball have?

The general rule when you’re filling the ball with air is that you want it to have a little give when you sit on it. However, you don’t want it to be squishy or soggy. Your ball should feel firm and supportive but not tight like a drum.

## What size should a birthing ball be?

Ideally, your knees should be about 10cm (4in) lower than your hips when you sit on it. As a general rule: If you’re up to 1.73m (5ft 8in) in height, it’s best to get a 65cm ball. If you’re taller than 1.73m (5ft 8in) then it’s best to get a 75cm ball.

## What size Pilates soft ball?

Ball size is down to preference, though it is common to own more than one size for a greater diversity of exercises.

Available Sizes of the Pilates-Mad Exer-Soft Ball.

Colour Diameter (inches/cm)
Graphite 12″ (30.48cm)

## How do you use a small exercise ball?

Place the ball between your knees. Exhale, pull your abs to your spine, and squeeze the ball with your thighs. Hold the squeeze for a count of three, and then release. Work the abs even more by lowering your heels toward the floor as you exhale and returning to the starting position as you inhale.

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