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TV Exercise Equipment: The Quick Reviews

Jul 15, 2008
So we have all seen the "as seen on TV" exercise equipment. This is the exercise equipment you just cannot miss if you are watching TV at two in the morning. This is to say, all of these types of exercise equipment pieces have done an infomercial or two to get you to buy their product. This article goes over some of the different types of exercise equipment seen on TV and whether they are worth the infomercials that tout them.

One of the main things about "as seen in TV" exercise equipment, is that they are usually new and usually pretty innovative. Sometimes they can be too innovative but for the most part, as long as you have some space in your closet, these exercise machines typically do what they say they will do. Here are the quick low-downs on some of the more popular "as seen on TV" exercise equipment available today roughly organized by size:

- The Smaller TV Exercise Equipment:

Red Exerciser:

Consumer Report's actually gave this exerciser a pretty good review. It certainly is innovative, and when it comes to working out the abdominal muscles for short periods of time, and apparently in a fairly easy way, this could be the way to go; especially if abs are your thing.

Air Climber:

This exerciser is an aerobic stepper that can be used to provide low-impact resistance. It is basically like a StairMaster without anything to hold onto (which could be good for the balance). The biggest complaint is that you get what you pay for. For $100 bucks it doesn't seem to last more than a few months with intense workouts.

Bun and Thigh Rocker:

This exerciser will obviously work your buns and thighs and the reviews on this are pretty good. It is a little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for so this may be worth checking out.

Perfect Pushup:

This product is strictly for those that like doing push-ups and basically claims to help with the wrists. I have used this product and I like it. My wrists have never hurt in the slightest after use and the price is right.

- The Medium to Larger TV Exerciser Equipment:

Cableflex:

This exerciser is good for strengthening and toning and basically works like a cable system. It is very simple so it should stand the test of time and will help with muscle endurance. Don't expect huge muscle gains however.

SoloFlex:

The Classic Soloflex is the one that comes with the bench, dip bar and push-up bar. You can perform leg extensions, leg curls, pull-up, military press, tricep-pushdowns and many others. If you are interested in an all around workout and have the space to store one of these exercisers, the SoloFlex might be the right choice for you.

Bowflex Home Gym:

This is another one of those home gym systems that attempts focuses on almost every type of workout you might want. However, some complain that the range of motion is not all that great.

Weider Crossbow:

This exerciser is an all in-one gym. Make sure you have the space and money, as it goes for about $499, however it may be the way to go if you like the Bowflex and Bandflex as this exerciser runs along the same theme. It has received good reviews.

- The TV Exercise Equipment Conclusion:

There are obviously a lot of TV exerciser equipment machines available today. The bottom line is that if you do the homework, and review as many of these products as you can, you should find your self with a great piece of home exercise equipment. Just check out the user reviews and never take the infomercials word for it. Good luck and good working out!
About the Author
Seth Daugherty has a B.S. in Instructional Technology and is currently getting his masters degree in
library and information science. For more TV Exercise Equipment Reviews go to FitnessEquipmentPro.Com
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