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Old 02-26-11, 12:00 PM  
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I went ahead and bought it in XL. Its the same pad but twice as long. Im having second thoughts now, do you think the extra lenght is better if you are to use it for kneeling exercises mostly? I read that while doing TA, some exercises would feel better to your knees if you have your supporting shin completely on the floor. Im hoping to get some answers before it ships. TIA.
I can't see how the extra length would hurt, as long as you've got room for it. It makes sense that the top of your foot and shin might bear too much weight also, so the mat length would help cushion them too. I wish I had the long one! Hope you like it.
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Old 02-26-11, 12:06 PM  
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I went ahead and bought it in XL. Its the same pad but twice as long. Im having second thoughts now, do you think the extra lenght is better if you are to use it for kneeling exercises mostly? I read that while doing TA, some exercises would feel better to your knees if you have your supporting shin completely on the floor. Im hoping to get some answers before it ships. TIA.
The XL is pricey but looks nice: http://sicksport.com/popup_image/pID/1387
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Old 02-26-11, 12:14 PM  
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I can't see how the extra length would hurt, as long as you've got room for it. It makes sense that the top of your foot and shin might bear too much weight also, so the mat length would help cushion them too. I wish I had the long one! Hope you like it.
I have the room for it, I just didn't know if the regular pad was long enough to support your knees and your the supporting shin as well. Its pricey but I was already thinking about investing in a good mat anyways. Would it be good for ab exercises or is it too soft to support lower back during ab crunches?
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Old 02-26-11, 12:15 PM  
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The XL is pricey but looks nice: http://sicksport.com/popup_image/pID/1387
Yeah, that's the pic that got me thinking. It seems like a good investment if you are doing Meta or any other workout on your knees
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Old 02-26-11, 12:19 PM  
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Would it be good for ab exercises or is it too soft to support lower back during ab crunches?
I don't know. I've always known it as an instability cushion for balance work. The short version (which isn't that short at 16"x20") works well for an ab challenge when doing teasers or the 'boat' exercise. It's also great to stand on for one-legged work. But I personally wouldn't use it as a general exercise mat because I think it's too soft.
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Old 02-26-11, 12:28 PM  
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I don't know. I've always known it as an instability cushion for balance work. The short version (which isn't that short at 16"x20") works well for an ab challenge when doing teasers or the 'boat' exercise. It's also great to stand on for one-legged work. But I personally wouldn't use it as a general exercise mat because I think it's too soft.
I see, seems like I mostly be using it for kneeling exercises then and for P57 of course. Thanks!
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Old 02-26-11, 12:35 PM  
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Where did you buy your XL pad from? I can't find it on Amazon. Thanks!
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Old 02-26-11, 12:51 PM  
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Where did you buy your XL pad from? I can't find it on Amazon. Thanks!
I got it from Performbetter.com
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Old 02-26-11, 02:03 PM  
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I went ahead and bought it in XL. Its the same pad but twice as long. Im having second thoughts now, do you think the extra lenght is better if you are to use it for kneeling exercises mostly? I read that while doing TA, some exercises would feel better to your knees if you have your supporting shin completely on the floor. Im hoping to get some answers before it ships. TIA.
I didn't know they had it in XL. I have the regular sized pad but I like this one too. I think you'll like the extra length. You be able to use it for a lot more positions. Keep your order since you have the room for it.
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Old 02-26-11, 02:27 PM  
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Thanks luprisi - Love your new avatar!
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