Wacky Fitness Devices That Really Work
Looking to lose weight and get toned? Reviewers says these weird fitness inventions may actually help
TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack, $189.95You may have seen this at a boot-camp class or on "The Biggest Loser." It sounds complicated but it's basically just a set of adjustable straps with handles attached to them. By anchoring the straps to something solid (a tree, a door, etc.) and pulling on the handles while assuming a variety of poses, you use gravity and your own weight to get better "strength, balance, flexibility and core stability." It's not the cheapest piece of equipment, but reviewers swear by it and are even surprised by it. One blogger says it's "a great choice for home exercisers" that's cheaper than a gym membership, and that it's good for "functional fitness types ... [and] folks who travel." Just beware of fakes that are shoddily made and potentially dangerous to use, other reviewers say.
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