UBALL FAQs

You have questions...we have all the answers. Really, we do.

Q. Oh great...not another mobility tool. I already have a lacrosse ball and a softball from my glory days in high school. Why another mobility tool?

A. Well, you wouldn't use a sledgehammer to nail a small picture to your wall, would you? And, would you use a catana to open your mail? While both would be fun to try, they're not the right tools for the jobs. The UBALL is a tool that provides a deep tissue massage, helps get some hard to reach places, is versatile enough to do multiple things that other tools just can't do.

Q. Why not just use a lacrosse ball, tennis ball, or baseball?

A. While these are good mobility tools, the UBALL does a lot more than these tools. You an use the UBALL to attach to a barbell for extra pressure plus you can is as a scraping tool(like a Hawk Grip). You can see additional information here: https://www.uball.net/pages/lacrosse-ball-vs-uball

Q. Can I use the UBALL if I'm hurt or injured?

A. Being hurt or injured are two very different things. An injury is something serious that you should seek medical, professional attention. If you See a bone sticking out of your body, some body part fell off, or you feel pop/tear then it's very likely serious and you need the pros. But if your hurt because of a strain, nagging problem, trigger issues you can many times help yourself. And the UBALL is a perfect tool to do so.

Q. I'm just starting to do mobility work and the UBALL looks a bit intense. Is it for me?

A. Yes! You can easily vary the intensity by pushing as hard or soft as your body can take. And as you lean into the UBALL, you can use as much or as little as your body weight that you can handle. Using the UBALL by itself is just fine. If you think you need a little more pressure, then you can use it with a barbell, too.

Q. What does the UBALL feel like?

A. Most devices might feel more like human thumb or knuckles, but nothing compares to getting a good massage from an elbow as it is one of the hardest parts of the body and provides a real intense pressure to loosen up movement restrictions.

Q. I have a foam roller, do I need the UBALL?

A. While, that's not really a question, the UBALL is an excellent tool that does more than a foam roller can do. Going all roly poly on a foam roller doesn't really change much. The UBALL provides very focused attention to specific areas to make change.

Q. Do I need a barbell to use the UBALL?

A. No. The UBALL can be used by itself by using your hands to press it to various parts of your body. Or, you can lean up against a wall/floor using your beautiful body.

Q. Well, if I have a barbell already why do I need this here UBALL? Why not just use the barbell??

A. The barbell by itself can work well, but is not as targeted as the UBALL as it directs all the pressure to one spot.

Q. How much weight should I add to the barbell while using the UBALL?

A. Be smart about it first of all. You are trying to mobilize yourself, not break your own bones. Often times the weight of the barbell will be sufficient. 5, 10, or 25 pounds should be more than enough for most people. Mobilize responsibly!

Q. What is the UBALL made of?

A. 25% Twisted steel, 25% moon rock, 25% adamantium and the other half is made with love. In all seriousness (as difficult as that is) it's made of a strong, durable plastic material.

Q. Can I hurt myself using the UBALL?

A. Well, if you got smacked around with a piece of bread enough times it would probably hurt, too. Same with the UBALL. Don't over do it. Here's a few useful tips about this question:

  • Please use the UBALL in an appropriate and safe way. Don't put the UBALL on a barbell with 300 pounds to mobilize your ankle, legs, eyebrows, any orifice, or anywhere on your body. Be smart about it. We seek to educate and help make your body move and perform better by providing useful information and tools, like the UBALL. Mobilize responsibly!
  • Stop if you think you are injuring yourself. Don’t over do it. More is not always better.
  • When you first start using the UBALL, limit your sessions to short periods of time. Start gradually when you begin using the UBALL. If you use barbell, weights, kettlebells, or any other heavy object start light and pay attention to your body.
  • Use and ovveruse may cause some soreness for a day or two.
  • Do not press directly on or against the spinal column or sciatic nerve.
  • Avoid massaging any areas of inflammation or that are recently injured due to a serious medical injury or after a recent surgery.
  • Seek medical attention if you have a serious injury. Talk to your doctor/physical therapist if you have a significant injury or recovering from one or if you are unsure of using the UBALL. We are not giving medical advice of any kind as each person's situation is unique. We seek to educate and help make your body move and perform better by providing useful information and tools.
  • When you use a barbell, please use caution and place the UBALL along with the barbell on your body gently.

Q. Do you have instructions on how to use the UBALL?

A. But of course! 

Q. If the UBALL were an animal, which would it be?

A. A gorilla as when used properly, the UBALL feels like a gorilla giving you a massage.

Q. How do I clean the UBALL?

A. Use warm water and soap to clean your UBALL. Do not use bleach or other strong cleaner.

Q. Is there a UBALL Owner's Manual? I like to read that sort of thing, which normally includes legalize and precautions, so I can memorize it word for word.

A. Well that's a nice hobby. You can add this to your collection: UBALL Owner's Manual

Q. What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

A. Depends if it is an African or European swallow.

You see, we do have all the answers! Don't think so? Send us an email at Contact Us and maybe we'll add your question. The more ridiculous the question...the better!