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How to Remove an Exercise Ball Plug

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Jill Lee has been working as a Web writer since 2007. Her favorite topics include fitness, nutrition, pets, gardening and technology. She also works as a medical transcriptionist. Lee is currently pursuing a degree in health information management at Western Nebraska Community College.
How to Remove an Exercise Ball Plug
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Exercise balls can enhance your workout in many ways. They help improve posture and balance and they also strengthen your core muscles. However, they can be difficult to store when inflated, because their circumferences may range from 60 to more than 90 inches. Thus, deflating them can help free up extra room in your workout space. Even if you have room to store the ball, you'll likely need to remove the plug to add air to it from time to time.

Plug Remover

Step 1

Slide the prongs of an exercise ball plug remover around the plug with one prong on either side of it.

Step 2

Squeeze the plug remover to securely grip the plug.

Step 3

Pull the plug remover up to remove the plug. You may have to wiggle it slightly to dislodge the plug.

Household Items

Step 1

Slide the edge of a coin under the top edge of the exercise ball plug. The coin should be held tightly in between the ball and the underside of the top lip of the plug.

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Step 2

Grip the coin firmly between your thumb and forefinger and flip the coin upward and outward to remove the plug.

Step 3

Pinch the edges of the plug with a small pair of pliers and pull up to remove the plug.

Step 4

Slide the end of a flat-head screwdriver under the lip of the plug and gently apply downward pressure to the handle to push the plug out of the hole.

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