Exercise Machines

@anniepa (27121)
United States
October 26, 2007 12:31am CST
I just heard another commercial for a miraculous exercise machine, this one for the "Perfect Push-Up". There's probably a different exercise machine or device for every day of the year, and they're all "guaranteed" to give you flat abs, a sexy butt, huge biceps, whatever else they feel like promising. Do any of them work or are they just something millions of people waste millions of dollars on only to have them cram their closets or garages? Have you tried any of these and if so, have you had success? I'd love to know! Annie
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
26 Oct 07
A few of the products "work" but not the picture perfect way. A friend of mine and I shared one of those ab wheels from time to time for nearly a half a school year. While it didn't burn fat, it definitely toned up the muscles (and left the abdomen area a bit "sensitive" for several hours after using it for long periods). That was a few years back. I'd rather just do regular no cost to me activities. Walks and jogs around the block. Sword techniques and practice outside. Taking the stairs instead of using an elevator. Doing floor 1 to floor 9 in the main stairwell at my main job is good too. Also know this. Even if you do a lot of exercises and don't see physical results, the body is still adjusting to the regiment and is adapting itself. You're getting healthier on the inside first and the outside later, that happens with plenty of people. Don't feel discouraged.
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@skostov (39)
• United States
29 Oct 07
I can't tell in general if these machines are good, because I never use them. I prefer the old fashioned free weights when working out. For this specific one, I really don't see why you should give your money for something you can do for free. A normal push-up (hands or fists on the floor, no machines) would work the same muscles and give you the same benefit. The push up is a great exercise, but you certainly don't need a machine to perform it.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
26 Oct 07
I will be honest with you. I don't put much stock in any of those commercials. If you want to have a perfect body, tried and true works just fine. Sit-ups, push-ups, weight lifting and everything else that has been around since time out of mind, works just fine.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Oct 07
If I only had the money I've shelled out for these devices, anniepa! Over the years I have bought many of them, from exercise bikes that end up standing in a corner of my room, to the Thigh Master, lol. Some of these things really do work though. My favorite contraption of all was probably the least expensive item I ever bought. It was called an Exercise Wheel. It was a simple little wheel with a handle inserted through it. You had to get down on the floor and just roll it back and forth to stretch your muscles. It was great. I firmed up and lost inches as long as I had it. When I made my last move it must have gotten left behind, and I really miss it. I have been trying to find another one since then.
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
Exercise machines are actually effective if you are able to use them properly. Using them properly means you are able to affect the target areas. If you are on a diet you can try juicing. There's a good juicing program that I know and I actually used before. And it really worked for me. If you are interested just let me know.
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• Philippines
26 Oct 07
I don't buy any of these exercise machines that they show on home tv shopping or whatever. I guess these things do work if you use them regularly enough, but I think most people just buy it because the commercial says it works fast, and then they expect results after a few uses but get none. And I believe that a lot of people are like me, who are lazy to exercise that's why they buy these things but get tired of them later on. I personally prefer dance/aerobic exercises to keep fit, but I don't even do this often. My best recourse is to do some walking around the block. I could also spend hours walking in a mall, and for me that's a good enough form of exercise.
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