Top positive review
WOW!! What an unexpected workout.
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2018
Updated after 10 days of use: I have been using this product for 10 days, 15 minutes a day, pulsing for 30 seconds every 3 minutes otherwise using a full range of motion. After 4 days I felt confident to start using 1 resistance band during my 15 minute workout. I was able to burn 100 calories in a 15 minute workout. I lost 2 inches on my hips ONLY adjusting my workout routine by using this product. Day 1: black pants. Day 10: gray pants. Noticeable tightening and toning. No weight loss.
Day 1 of use: First of all, I bought this machine used on here with a major imperfection for $42. I figured it was worth a shot after looking at the dB method and realizing that it was out of my budget. Honestly, I liked this one more because this one also works the upper body. The imperfection on my machine was a missing bolt that allowed the seat to communicate with the handle bars—I just found a bolt wah-lah! And the monitor came completely smashed. I wasn’t planning to use that anyway since I look at my Nokia fit screen for my calories and heart rate ( I have a heavy duty stand that attaches to any of my workout equipment to display it). Anyway, the machine provides a superb workout. I already have larger thighs but need some toning in my glutes so I was worried that this machine would over work my thighs, and was looking for a machine that isolated my glutes. What I can say is that with this machine, you feel no burn in your calves, but you feel an intense burn in your lower mid back/butt, and latts. I never thought I would own a piece of cardio equipment that worked out the lower back so efficiently. I would NOT rely on this machine to tone your upper back and arms. You are going to need a rowing machine for that. BUT WOW, this machine is so worth it because it does isolate the glutes, and an unbelievable lower back workout that is way more fun than Superman’s. I have a resting heart rate of 48 and I did this machine for 10 minutes and my heart rate was a steady 130 the entire time with no added resistance bands. It’s not a great cardio exercise, but it’s awesome that it is isolating key muscle groups that are really hard to isolate on any other machine. ONE THING TO NOTE. On the DB website it shows you can isolate your triceps by working out with the seat, you can also do that with this seat as long as you put 2-3 resistance bands on the seat. You cannot work your abs with this seat because it’s not piston driven—it’s driven by your own body weight with resistance bands. Hope this helps you guys. If you are considering this machine even for a moment, it’s seriously worth it. Best Buy I’ve had in awhile.