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Apex Roman/Hyper Extension Bench

July 25th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Apex Roman/Hyper Extension Bench
ASIN : B000ASB66O



Build a solid core and strengthen your abs, back, legs, and more with the Apex hyper extension bench. It’s constructed with a 2-in x 2-in heavy-duty tube frame and has comfortable deluxe boxed upholstery and padded grips.Apex Roman/Hyper Extension Bench allows you to get off the floor to stretch and strengthen your core abdominal and back muscles for improved fitness. This sturdy chair is well constructed and easy to set up with simple instructions. Designed to last for years of use, the Apex bench provides a more comfortable way to work your core muscle groups. With padded handles and adjustable two-foam leg holders, it is possible to perform challenging exercises without a trainer or spotter. Your legs are held in place by the supports, and you are able to hyperextend your abdominals, accessing more muscle groups.

Boasting a super-sturdy heavy-gauge steel-tubing frame, the sleek bench will tuck into the corner of a room when not in use, and high-density deluxe boxed upholstery will hold up over time. Whether you would like to build and maintain six-pack abs or strengthen your core to ease back pain and improve your posture, the Apex Roman/Hyper Extension Bench is a safe and solid way to target your goals.


IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

PRECAUTIONS

This exercise machine is built for optimum safety.  However, certain precautions apply whenever you operate a piece of exercise equipment.  Be sure to read the entire manual before you assemble or operate your machine.  In particular, note the following safety precautions:

1.  Keep children and pets away from the machine at all times.  DO NOT          

      leave  children unattended in the same room with the machine.

2.  Only one person at a time should use the machine.

3.  If the user experiences dizziness, nausea, chest pain, or any other abnormal

      symptoms, STOP the workout at once.  CONSULT A PHYSICIAN

      IMMEDIATELY.

4.  Position the machine on a clear, leveled surface.  DO NOT use the machine

      near water or outdoors.

5.  Keep hands away from all moving parts.

6.  Always wear appropriate workout clothing when exercising.  DO NOT wear

      robes or other clothing that could become caught in the machine.  Running

      or aerobic shoes are also required when using the machine.

7.  Use the machine only for its intended use as described in this manual.  DO

      NOT use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.

8.  Do not place any sharp object around the machine.

9.  Disabled person should not use the machine without a qualified person or  

      physician in attendance.

10. Before using the machine to exercise, always do stretching exercises to

      properly warm up.

11. Never operate the machine if the machine is not functioning properly.

 WARNING:  BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN.  THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER THE AGE OF 35 OR PERSONS WITH PRE-EXISTING HEALTH PROBLEMS.  READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING ANY FITNESS EQUIPMENT.  IMPEX INC. ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY OR THROUGH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.

 

 

 

 



Consumer Review
Apex Roman Chair
I am very satisfied with the Apex Chair. I used one many years ago in a gym. I looked on line and found it on Amazon.com. Apex instructions were very easy to follow. This peace of equipment is very well constructed and is very good for your lower back and abs.

Ab Gymnic Belt

July 24th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Ab Gymnic Belt
ASIN : B0030KU8MW



ABGYMNIC is an electric pulsating muscle toning device that will firm, tone, and tighten, your upper abs, lower abs, love handles, and basically all other parts of your body you wish to firm and tone. ABGYMNIC replaces monotonous sit ups and exercise. Only 10 minutes you can exercise your abdominal muscles approximately 600 times – can you imagine how many sit ups you would have to do to achieve the same results? ABGYMNIC will work you out while watching TV, shopping, working, walking. Anyplace. In a fraction of the time it would take to do all those sit ups!!!!


Consumer Review
Worth Every Penny
At first i bought this thinking it will work good, and it didnt it worked great i only owned it a while and already burned ll the fat and is giving me awesome abs. If you are hesitating on buying it because you think its not good because of the low cost but trust me it works

Slendertone Flex 4 Program Abdominal Toner for Men

July 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Title : Slendertone Flex 4 Program Abdominal Toner for Men
ASIN : B004XUYRU2



The Slendertone Flex Abdominal Toning Belt, 4 progressive toning programs, ranging from Introduction to Advanced, provide an effective and convenient workout to help you firm and tone all your abdominal muscles at once.


Consumer Review
order 2 in 7 years
great product. i did lipo in 1996. have been looking for a product like this to condition tummy since 96….found this product in 2006. been using it ever since. perfect product if u used it 8 hours a day for straight up 7 years. tummy size 44 to 33 in 7 years …

Ab Wheel

July 21st, 2013 Comments off

Title : Ab Wheel
ASIN : B0000BYSNN



Tones and strengthens the abdominals. Double wheel for added stability.


Consumer Review
the ab wheel works better than cross crunch
i had a baby nearly 7 months ago, so i have been buying ab workout equipment left and right. most of the time i end up returning the equipment because it does not work as promised (the cross crunch, sauna belt pro)the ab wheel was very in expensive and really works! you begin to feel it working immediately. after my first night of using it, i was sore the next day (a good sore, i knew i got a great workout)the only suggestion i have is that you buy a thick pad to put under your knees because using it on the floor really hurt my knees.

Maha Fitness AB Roller

July 20th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Maha Fitness AB Roller
ASIN : B0066NQAD6



Made of foam and steel. Combination of black and white color. Tone and strengthen the abs. No assembly required. Manufacturer’s warranty included.


Consumer Review
Good for the money
What comes in the box

Exercise DVD
Ab roller
Hardware and screwdriver

Assembly

Assembly was intuitive and it took 10-15″ to get this together. Unfortunately, this item cannot be folded or disassembled easily for a more convenient storage, such as under a bed.

Use

The head/neck padding is comfortable. There are multiple hand stations for more flexibility. It helps eliminate neck strain when doing crunches. The construction is well designed and the setup is ergonomically sound.

Construction

The padding is firm and is covered by vinyl. The bars are covered with foam padding. This will be durable, assuming no abuse of the product. It is also going to require routine checking of the tightness of screws since loosening may occur; this could serve as a safety hazard if proper maintenance is not maintained.

Conclusion

For the price, it cannot be beaten. It is a good product…

Slendertone Replacement Gel Pads for Flex Abdominal and Gymbody Belts (3 Pads)

July 18th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Slendertone Replacement Gel Pads for Flex Abdominal and Gymbody Belts (3 Pads)
ASIN : B0002XVJZ0



Get maximum results with fresh, reusable, no-mess GelPads. To get the most from your FLEX Abdominal Toning Belt, make sure to always use GelPads that are in good working order. SLENDERTONE medical-grade SLENDERTONE GelPads are latex free and each lasts from 20 to 30 sessions. No messy gel is needed.Compatible with Slendertone’s Flex Abdominal, Gymbody, and System Abs toning belts, this set of replacement gel pads will help you get the most of your Slendertone product. The length of time gel pads last depends on a number of factors, including your skin type, frequency of use, and how the pads are stored (Slendertone recommends that you replace your pads after 20 to 30 sessions). Fortunately, these replacement pads are a breeze to use, with a latex-free, no-mess design that helps conduct electrical pulses to targeted nerves and muscles. All Slendertone replacement pads and accessories are manufactured to medical-grade and FDA-approved standards and are suitable for both men and women. The set comes with three total pads.



Consumer Review
+50 uses for Slendertone Pads secrets!
Before replacing the plastic covers, clean the facing side carefully with Windex and tissue to remove the skin oils easily seen as residue. Clean the covers EVERY time before storage then carefully centering them on pads and squeezing away all air bubbles, along edges in particular.

Mist the pads with good atomizer’s water spray whenever pads start losing tackiness. Pads should look glossy when dry with tack, never dull and no stickiness.

If dull and/or covered with lint showing, spray heavily with water and drag lint balls off pad with fingertip, then let dry until again tacky.

With care, pads WILL last for months and months and easily +50 sessions following EACH tip.

It’s best starting out with new pads and maintaining them rather than rescuing pads already dull and unsticky.

The KEY is pristine clean plastic covers draw skin oils away from pad onto their surface during storage between uses. That and not letting air gaps dry…

Ab Circle Pro

July 18th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Ab Circle Pro
ASIN : B002GO5N78



The Ab Circle Pro is the fast, easy way to help you get the flat washboard abs you’ve always wanted. The Ab Circle Pro gets you off the ground and targets your entire core from one side to another, front to back, a complete 360-degrees! It works out your upper, middle, and lower abs and obliques – all in one simple, fun, fat burning motion!Plenty of people want washboard abs, but not everyone wants to do the crunches required to trim the flab. Enter the Ab Circle Pro, a fast and easy way to give your body the sexy V shape you’ve always wanted.

A 3-minute workout on the Ab Circle Pro is equivalent to more than 100 sit-ups.

Made with gym-quality steel built to last a lifetime, the Ab Circle Pro gets you off the ground and targets your entire core, from one side to the other and from front to back. As you pivot your lower body on the Ab Circle Pro’s unique friction-free track, you’ll boost your cardio rate while also challenging your upper, middle, and lower abs at the same time. The exercise even targets your obliques in the same simple, fun, fat-burning motion. It’s like a treadmill for your abs, but much more efficient.

The Ab Circle Pro offers three resistance levels, making it appropriate for both beginners and more advanced users. In addition, it takes only a few minutes per day to get a complete ab workout, as three minutes on the device is the equivalent of more than 100 sit-ups. And not only does the Ab Circle Pro help you lose your love handles, but it also helps trim and tone your buns, hips, and thighs. The Ab Circle Pro–which folds up for easy storage under the bed or in the closet–comes with a 3-Minute Express Workout DVD and a Lose Your Love Handles nutritional guide.

Special Product Information
If you need new rollers for your Ab Circle Pro, contact the manufacturer at 1-800-983-6905 for a free roller upgrade kit.



Consumer Review
Hmmmmm – The only real review was pulled
I posted a review for this piece of junk that has now been removed. It’s curious that all of the reviews that are now out there say the same thing and I find them highly suspect.
With less than an hour’s use, the left kneepad had a lateral crack that ran across the mounting hole. By the time I sent an Email to report the problem, the Right kneepad cracked in almost the identical place.
The paint was flaking after the first use, and I at first thought that it was wax because it was sticking to the rollers, and making them not roll smooth, but after cleaning the rollers and wiping the unit down, I ccould see that the paint was coming off where the rollers were tracking. Note: the position of the rollers is welded, and unadjustable, and they are not centered on the rolling surface. All of the users weight rests on less than half of the roller surface.
The counter sets on a bracket that doesn’t quite fit the slot it goes into, and after several reps on the machine, the…

Fitness Quest Perfect Situp

July 17th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Fitness Quest Perfect Situp
ASIN : B0049TEP0Y



The Perfect Situp reinvents the situp by combining the upper ab crunch with the lower ab leg lift to bring you better, faster results. Designed to combine upper body positioning with lower body resistance, the Perfect Situp works all four sets of abdominal muscles. The Perfect Situp maximizes muscle activation by putting you in the perfect position and adding resistance through leg and back blades. The Perfect Situp will give you flatter abs and a stronger core. It will help make doing situps easy –the contoured base and neck support put you in the perfect position every time. Engage all 4 sets of abdominal muscles for better results with fewer reps. Includes: Perfect Situp unit, step by step workout instructions, meal plan, and storage hanger Product Details: Steel Leg and Back Blades help activate all four sets of abdominal muscles for a more efficient workout. Contoured Base puts your body in the perfect position to maximize muscle activation and helps target hard to reach lower abdominal muscles. Ergonomic neck support keeps spine in proper alignment and helps reduce neck strain by fully supporting head. The Range of Motion Sensor clicks when full range of motion is reached. Storage hanger makes it easy to hang in a closet.As seen on TV, the Perfect Situp device helps you optimize the challenge and results of performing situps, combining an upper ab crunch exercise with lower ab leg lifts. This combination of upper body positioning with lower body resistance works all four sets of abdominal muscles, maximizing muscular activation.

Features

  • Head and neck support reduces joint strain
  • Grips provide comfortable hand placement
  • Leg and back blades engage more muscles
  • Blades activate all four sets of abdominals
  • Success indicator clicks when optimal range of motion is reached

What’s in the box?

  • Perfect Situp unit
  • Step-by-step workout instructions
  • Perfect Situp Meal Plan
  • Storage hanger

Specifications

  • Leg and back blades:
    • Patent pending design
    • Activates all four sets of abdominal muscles for a more efficient workout
    • University study showed Perfect Situp delivers better lower abdominal contraction than a regular crunch
    • Spring steel blades intensify muscle activation
    • Upgrade to level 2 or level 3 blades to increase resistance and intensity
  • Contoured base:
    • Puts your body in the perfect position to maximize muscle activation
    • Helps target hard to reach lower abdominal muscles
    • Gym quality mat
  • Neck support and comfort hand grips:
    • Ergonomic neck support keeps spine in proper alignment
    • Reduces neck strain by fully supporting head
    • Grips provide comfortable hand placement
  • Range of Motion Sensor clicks when full range of motion is reached
  • Easily store in closet with included hanger

About Fitness Quest
Fitness Quest, Inc. is the creator and distributor of popular home exercise and fitness products like the Ab Lounge, Easy Shaper, Tony Little’s Gazelle, Total Gym, and New Balance fitness equipment.


Consumer Review
Not useful for those who already work out
I bought this from Target. When I tried it for the first time I noticed it was too easy. I had to do a hundred reps to feel like I worked out. I looked at the box and discovered it came with level 1 springs. Level 2 and 3 springs are supposed to be available, but I couldn’t find them at Target, The Sports Authority, Big 5, or here. I don’t know why they want to hit you up for more cash when the thing is already too expensive.

Now I have a piece of junk in the closet that will end up being thrown in the trash.

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Updated February 6, 2012. I bought the level 3 springs. When I let my teenage son try it, on the very first situp he did, the cheap plastic back broke. This piece of junk is now sitting in a land fill.

Slendertone Flex Pro Arms Muscle Training System

July 16th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Slendertone Flex Pro Arms Muscle Training System
ASIN : B001VC16LS



Arms Muscle Training System utilizes EMS technology to strengthen your musclesEnjoy firm and toned arms within four weeks with the Slendertone Flex Pro arms muscle training system. The easy-to-use upper arm toner employs Slendertone’s patented Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology to create strong, deep, comfortable contractions in your muscles.

The Flex Pro arm training system uses electronic stimulation to tone and strengthen your biceps and triceps.

EMS mimics the body’s natural muscle movements by sending signals between the pads, engaging the nerves that control your muscles and causing them to contract naturally. As a result, you simply have to wear the system arms five times a week for four weeks to tone and strengthen your triceps and biceps without trudging to the gym on a regular basis. Equipped with three training programs (one each for conditioning, strength, and power), several gel pads, and a rechargeable handheld controller, the Flex Pro system can tone both arms at once using up to 99 intensity levels. There’s no better way for your upper body to look its best. The Flex Pro training system fits upper arm sizes from 10 to 19.5 inches.

About Slendertone
Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, Bio Medical Research (BMR) manufactures and markets medical products under the Neurotech brand and consumer products under the Slendertone and ReVive brands. Slendertone is a world leader in providing products that improve muscle tone and body shape. The company produced the first toning belt to be cleared for market by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, all products are classified under the European Medical Device Directive. And Slendertone, which has sold more than 2.5 million toning belts worldwide, won the Irish Consumer Goods Export Award in 2005.



Consumer Review
Very good! with some new notes and some issues
Purchased this product a few days ago and used it for the first time two days ago. I am a long time fan/user of electronic muscle stim as a supplement to my regular workouts, and this product made my arms incredibly sore in the way that lets me know the muscles received a great stimulation. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to add to their routine. A recent article in the Wall Street journal talked about how stim will NOT make you toned but it will make your muscles stronger. I use this product along with a regular gym routine to train my bi’s and tri’s.

EDIT – April 2010 – have had this product for 4 months now and wanted to amend my review. The little metal clips where the power pack attaches to the arm unit are a bit flimsy. Mine have come out about 3 times and I was lucky enough to find them and put them back into their sockets. I had to use pliers to force it back in. For a $100 item this should not be the case, I still use it and it works – but…

ProForm Ab Glider Platinum Ab Machine

July 12th, 2013 Comments off

Title : ProForm Ab Glider Platinum Ab Machine
ASIN : B006ID0KYO


Ab Glider Platinum Ab Glider Platinum Female
The ProForm Ab Glider Platinum Move front to back, side to side or both at once


Faster Results

Ab Glider Platinum Male

Burn 2x the Calories Per Minute

  • Front to back, side to side or both at once, the Ab Glider Platinum utilizes specific movements to target your abs and obliques
  • Recruit up to 44% more muscle and burn 2x the calories per minute as compared to other ab equipment
2-in-1 Easy Abs

2-in-1 Easy Abs Plus Workout DVD

  • Work out with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, TV host from “The View,” and a Certified Personal Trainer
  • Cardio and strength combine in this heart-pounding, calorie-burning, ab-toning workout!
  • Circuit training keeps you moving and seeing results fast!
3-Minute Abs

3-Minute Abs Workout DVD

  • Target your abs and obliques with 3 separate sequences: front-to-back, side-to-side and both at once!
  • Beginner and advanced moves
  • Step-by-step instructions to maximize your workout time
Sleek & Sexy Arms

Sleek & Sexy Arms Workout DVD:

  • Targeted training for your upper body
  • Each move sculpts and tones your arms and abs!

Activate More Muscle

Ab Glider Platinum 2

Added Weights*

  • Burn more calories and trim fat faster just by adding weights!
  • Easy on and off design is perfect for on-the-go personalization
  • *Added weights sold separately

3-Position Incline

  • Target your abs, obliques – your entire core with 3 incline positions
  • Each position offers a unique workout for more variety
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced positions

Track Your Progress



Amazing Abs Digital Eating Guide

  • 8 weeks of daily meal plans and weekly grocery lists
  • 48 delicious recipes
  • Created by a Registered Dietician
  • The perfect tool to help you curb your appetite, make healthier choices and get your fitness program on track

Digital Workout Counter

  • Easy-to-read LCD
  • Tracks your workout progress by counting reps and time

More Comfort

Ab Glider Platinum Female 2

Soft-Grip Handles

  • Ergonomically designed to cut down on fatigue and prevent discomfort
  • Designed with a soft grip for comfort

1.5″ Foam Cushioned Seat

  • Stay comfortable throughout your workout with this cushioned seat
  • Seat slides front to back, side to side or both at once for the ultimate combination movement

Vertical and Rotational Lock

  • Choose which workout you want, front to back, side to side or both!
  • Perfect for workouts that target specific muscle groups

Great Quality

Ab Glider Platinum Male

Perfect Path Wheels

  • Non-slip design
  • 4 wheels with bearings
  • Wheels stay on the track for a smooth, friction-free workout

Steel Construction

  • Durable and Built to last

250 lb. User Weight Capacity

  • Accommodates up to 250 lbs.

Warranty

  •   1-Year Warranty


Ab Gliders from Proform

Ab Glider Sport Ab Glider Platinum
Ab Glider Sport Ab Glider Platinum




Consumer Review
Proform Ab Glider platinum
This is a great way to workout my mid section. (Not for people with back problems!) Pulling myself up the middle proved to be very tough to do and I hurt my right shoulder. The digital workout counter that comes with the machine was broken and we have contacted the company directly twice. They keep sending defective digital workout counters for some reason or the wrong type. That’s the only frustrating encounter we have had so far. I did have to use some WD-40 under the knee pad because it started making an awful sound like rusting. Great buy but I don’t expect longevity from this machine.

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