Well, that's what I'm hoping for and with our forthcoming fitness Today's Special Value I think the dream is within reach!!
Wednesday we are launching a very special ab machine and I have been putting it through it's paces for the last fortnight or so. I should add that it's not just me who's been trialling it but everyone who has visited Chez Huntley recently too!
I wanted to trial this machine and then give you all my honest opinion and experience of it. Firstly, it does take about a half an hour to assemble but it is not difficult and with a big mug of coffee it goes by in no time and once it's done, that's it so to my mind it's worth the set up time.
The oblique (side) stomach muscles can be quite hard to work out with traditional methods such as side crunches. I found that the TSV made it feel a lot easier to do. I'll be honest and tell you that I wasn't sure if it was being effective but when I placed my hand on the muscle and did the excercise I could feel it strongly engage. I have been doing other excercise alongside this so it may be a combination of factors but I can definately see some definition returning to my abs now. I could also feel the lower body working to maintain balance. My thighs and bottom got a good workout and even my pectoral and arm muscles to a lesser degree.
A dvd is included in the package but I personally don't feel you would have to put that on every time you work out. I like that because it means I can just hop on and do a few minutes whilst carrying on watching tv or listening to music. Also, you don't need to count how many repetitions unless you want to. If you are simply doing the side to side movement you can just do it until you feel ready to stop.
My final point is that you do need somewhere to store it as it does take up a bit of space and doesn't just slide behind a door or under the sofa. I have left the one I am trialling out in the lounge so I make sure to get on it every day for a few minutes. It's actually a lot less likely that it'd be used if it wasn't out and ready at all times, like all fitness equipment, so I see that as a good thing!
All in all, a fabulous bit of kit for targeting those troublesome tums without spending hours in the gym. Well worth a try!
See you soon,