Spin Your Pain Away

NSD SpinnerOver the years I’ve experimented with more training routines than I could possibly remember. I’ve had my fair share of forearm-related issues over those years, and the fact that I’ve worked a desk job with constant repetitive action for almost two decades makes it easy to understand why. 

I was a bit skeptical of the gyroscopic exercise balls at first, but mostly because I didn’t know much about them and I’m not a big fan of gimmicks.  I’ve since started to use a couple different versions of the NSD Spinner and I’ve been thoroughly impressed.

While it’s unlikely that you’re going to build Popeye forearms and bulging biceps with these alone, I will say that they’re quite effective for what they’re intended to do.  They’re also pretty simple to use… Once you get the hang of it.  The first few times trying to get it spinning might leave you feeling frustrated at your inabilities, but after a few minutes of feeling how to control them and it becomes second nature.

Most of the forearm pain I’ve dealt with would only bother me while in the gym, unless it got really bad.  At that point it would affect my daily life.  Being on a keyboard all day everyday only seemed to make it worse, so I was more than willing to give the this a try.

My pain was almost completely gone after a couple of weeks of using it just once a day a few days each week.  I’ve been so pleased with the results that I became a spokesperson for them and have continued to use mine regularly.  I have a blog you can take a look at on the NSD Spinner website which goes over a variety of different ways you can use it, but I really feel it’s a worthwhile piece of equipment to keep by your desk or wherever you’ll remember to use it once in awhile.  Plus, it’s just a fun conversation piece when you have company.

They have a wide variety of  choices on their catalog page, but I have a big preference for any of the autostart versions