Lunges and squats are the pinnacle of any exercise and weight loss routine. They help to increase your metabolism, firm up your inner thighs, butt and increase balance. While watching tv the other day, I saw this interesting machine that addresses both lunges and squats. Watch the videos below from the Ellen and their own infomercial.
As a trainer, I see many things wrong with this device. Although it makes it easier to preform each exercise, it doesn’t correct your form. As you will notice in the infomercial, the model performs a squat. During a squat, your knees should never go past your toes. This leads to joint issues and improper alignment.
The machine DOES help with balance, however, the beauty of both lunges and squats is the balancing factor. Challenging your balance helps to stimulate stabilizing muscles, which increases the calories expenditure and improves your balance in everyday life.
Thinking about spending your money on this contraption??? We vote NOT! If you currently do these exercises and struggle with balance, do them next to a wall. Place your FINGER TIPS on the wall as you perform the exercise. Doing the lunges and squats this way helps you to improve your own balance which will aid you in your everyday life. We encourage everyone to workout, so if this machine is the only way you are going to get off the couch, buy it and use it!
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