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Trike Hobo’s Stability Ball – the new way to fitness!

The Trike Hobo ditches his office computer chair for a stability exercise ball as yet another one of his bizarre ways to further increase his health and fitness level, and thereby extend his longevity to its maximum potential. The stability ball computer “chair” allows his body to subconsciously exert thousands of micro adjustments as he sits at the computer working in order to keep him balanced and off the floor. This works many muscular areas of the body while sitting, a time that most people simply slouch in their comfy office chair with no fitness benefit at all. Trike Hobo can also do conscious movements, such as abdominal crunches, side bends, circular spins, leg pushes, and various stretching movements, all of which keep the body active, burning calories, and getting stronger. Muscles worked include, but are not limited to: spinal erectors, serratus, obliques, abdominals, hip flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps, and a whole host of many others too numerous to mention. This method of sitting at a desk at first seems very strange and quite uncomfortable, as one’s muscles are not used to it at all, but by the time a month rolls around, with no typical chair usage while at the computer, the adaptation is complete, and vast improvements to the body can be seen, and definitely felt, as the core stabilization musculature is now strong and well tuned. This is a perfect option for someone contemplating trading in their recumbent tricycle for a standard bicycle, which also leads to significant core stabilization benefits. Below in this movie presentation, the fitness guru himself demonstrates this new enlightenment for all those who seek ultimate levels of physical development and fitness paradise:

https://vimeo.com/232060698

Vitality Through Xercise

Okay, now that the balance issues are being squared away, I’m almost ready to get onto a fat tire bicycle when the fat tire tricycle finally finds a new loving home. Stayed tuned right here to Trike Asylum for all the exciting news as it breaks! Oh, and for any serious bush explorer out there who is yearning for the perfect fatrike, simply click right HERE for the first critical step to achieving your worthy goal!

And by the way, whoever ends up acquiring my trusty ICE Full Fat, you may think it’s kind of a cool little perk that it is the trike featured on both covers of the top selling bush triking book, BUSH TRIKER. So, open up your wallet, get the trike, and buy the book ;-)

See ya’ in the next monumentally insignificant Trike Hobo feature presentation!

Trike Hobo on Bigfoot, June 2017

 

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7 responses

  1. Alonzo Savage

    Great video Steve, clearly not ALL the lunatics are safely locked up, ha ha.
    I dragged out our old balance ball and spent a long time blowing the darn thing up. Tried sitting on it and can understand the need for a bike helmet but alas couldn’t locate anyone who supplies stabilisers for a balance ball so I’m back on my chair.
    Happy bouncing
    Alonzo

    September 1, 2017 at 11:15 am

  2. armadillozack

    Not exactly what I signed up for, But I do wish that you continue the road whatever it may be, and fulfill your needs.. Not everyone are meant to trike into the future.. Some people need to explore other interests… So with that being said I wish you peace and much harmony in your new chosen path…
    Armadillo Zack

    September 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm

  3. trike hobo

    Well, a couple of comments from the nutty triker here:

    1) for Zack: Since this isn’t what you signed up for, I’ll issue you a prompt refund on your official Trike Asylum Sign-Up fee … oh, considering that this website costs the same as taking a breath of air, I guess you already got your refund instantly! Cool … I like easy things like that. Thanks for the well wishes Zack. Looks like you are losing all the trike stuff you have been following faithfully for a few years now, as Tadpole Rider is also coming to a final end (of course, Trike Asylum isn’t coming to an end, so you can still visit here, even if it ain’t what ya’ signed up fer ;-) and

    2) for Alonzo: Nope, all the crazies aren’t locked up in asylums … oops, I forgot, this is an asylum right here! So maybe I am locked up after all! Actually, keeping people entertained online is like being locked up … to the computer around the clock. Not that it isn’t fun, because it is, but lots more exercise I need! And Alonzo, these stability balls aren’t blown up using your breath or mouth – they have little hand pumps that make it a snap, or even electric pumps for camping equipment that requires no effort on even the laziest person’s part. So, ditch that blow-up excuse, pump up your dang ball, and start workin’ the daylights outta’your core!

    Okay, you two long-time TA readers, I must take my leave of you, as I sit here rocking around on my blue stability ball, getting stronger by the second, so have a good day, and to both of ya’ I say: YOU BETTER KEEP VISITING THIS WEBSITE, OTHERWISE A CRAZED HOBO MIGHT COME A KNOCKIN’ AT YER DOOR! Oh yeah, you guys are both quite delinquent in your monthly Trike Asylum Maintenance Fees, so send me a bunch of money real quick like (I need it to buy some more weights). See ya’ …

    September 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm

  4. Alonzo Savage

    Well I thought it shouldn’t be so hard to blow up so I used my track pump. trouble is it kept losing air so I’ve ordered a new one . I will soon be able to follow your prime directive to be a super fit 70 something and as we all know on TA, ‘Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty, well preserved body. Better to skid in sideways on a recumbent trike/ fat bike, totally worn out, thoroughly used up and loudly shouting ”WOW WHAT A RIDE”.
    Have a great day Steve, me and my wife are off for a twenty mile ride in the sunshine.
    Alonzo

    September 1, 2017 at 11:27 pm

  5. Bill Sprague

    My combination for winter and rainy weather is a stability ball, a Body Blade, a jump rope, and a Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer. Those give me about the right mix for fitness at 73. I switch them out so things don’t get stale. I may even get a Chuck Norris Total Gym, just for fun. Lots of them show up on CraigsList. In nice weather (yes I’m a wimp) my little HPV Gekko FX 20 gets me around quite nicely for my cardiovascular efforts and grocery/coffee shop runs.

    September 2, 2017 at 6:38 am

  6. Bill Sprague

    Oh and I neglected to mention, my Nordic Walking poles. Olympic cross country skiers, rowers, and cyclists are about the fittest folks around, in my view.

    September 2, 2017 at 6:41 am

  7. trike hobo

    Hey Bill,

    I have owned and worked out on a Total Gym (Chuck Norris spokesperson) for more than 15 years now! I have one of the rather Spartan versions early-on, at least compared to the current line of really fancied-up Total Gyms, one of which is now electronic so a push of a button raises and lowers it for increased or decreased resistance. I use the Total Gym in conjunction with my other weight options, including a 5-50 pound dumbbell set in 5 pound increments, a 65 pound barbell, and an adjustable workout bench from flat to incline. These Total Gyms are a great compliment to other workout equipment, and provide a nice diversion from free weights now and then if looking for a cable-only workout experience.

    September 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm