Is this a crappy bday gift?

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    lawrencel715 New Member

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    So close friends and i usually chip in to buy a gift for each others' birthdays. friend of mine supposedly wants this: http://www.brookstone.com/store/pro...id=170106&search_type=subcategory&prodtemp=t2


    She has a lot of back problems, but that looks like a pretty horrible contraption, and would seem to do her more harm than good. Thoughts?

    and yes i'm aware that stretching parts of the back is bad, but not all. i'm sure the words stretch, spine, and back are red flags in the item description, but perchance do any of you think that thing could be helpful?
     
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    spine, lower back, all bad




    but seriously I rarely buy things that take up that much space and have exactly one use and isn't used every day (or is it?)

    It's like when my mom bought the ab lounge and it sat in our living room next to the TV for a couple years and it ended up just being something we put our coats on and shit
     
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    looks like a medieval torture device
     
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    chip in for a gym membership so she can strengthen her back muscles
     
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    she has one, but i think she's too lazy to go. doesn't have a work out buddy. and no i'm not just going to tell her to suck it up and go, that's not my responsibility. i mean i could easily tell her to do more assisted pullups, pulldowns, rows, etc to strengthen her back, which would correct her bad posture that leads to back pains. but people don't really listen to this kind of stuff, especially since she's not that into fitness (she's pretty skinny btw, which probably attributes to her attitude that she doesn't need to work out)
     
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    Foam roller


    Personally, i've never used anything like that. It reminds me of when i used to push back on my school desks to pop my back.
     
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    I second the foam roller. Buy her one and get her the magnificent mobility book/dvd. I'd be totally stoked if someone got me those.
     
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    that's a great idea, but then we usually do ~$150 gift split between 7-8 of us. that ab thing was like half that amount. i'm thinking the ab roller and book won't be more than $30 combined.
     
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