18 May 2015

Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Table Review

The Body Champ inversion therapy has a price tag of $114 on Amazon. It is designed to elongate the spine and relax back muscles. There is a lower spring loaded pull pin to make ankle adjustments easier, this machine can handle up to 250 lbs of weight. The Body Champ has a built in safety strap that allows you to control inverting angles and a safety lock to keep the table secure at all times. This model folds up for simple and easy transport. It’s one of the best inversion tables out there these days.

Pros

This machine is effective for people that have pain in their backs, more specifically disc pain or discomfort. The inversion table focuses on the discs, allowing them to gently and slowly shift until the pain is released. It can also take pressure off of pinched nerves in or around your spinal region. The Body Champ is fairly simple to put together and then use. This is a great machine to help work on areas of your back and hopefully improve them.

Cons

Like many other inversion tables, people complain that the ankle support just isn’t there. You might have to grin and bear a little ankle discomfort while relieving pain in other areas of your body. Or, you can always get creative and add padding to the ankle and foot region.

Overall

The Body Champ inversion therapy table works wonders on your back, more specifically for those individuals who suffer from disc pain. Aside from the machine lacking padding in the ankle region, this is a pretty solid bet with a decent price tag.

2 May 2015

SPRI Deluxe Vinyl Dumbbell Review

The SPRI Deluxe Vinyl Dumbbell set is available with a price tag of $15.98. Each dumbbell weighs 4 pounds and they are sold as a pair of light gray weights. The dumbbells are coated with a non-slip vinyl material and designed with your comfort in mind. These weights are ideal for different types of workouts, including step, aerobic and basic lifting. They are designed to add intensity to your workout and help you sculpt impressive and strong muscles.

Pros

The vinyl coating allows for you to hold these weights comfortably, the material will not bite into your hands. The coating is also easier on the floors, the dumbbells will not scratch up your home. They are easy to carry around, making them perfect to use while walking or jogging around the block. The vinyl coating is comfortable to hold and the weights are easy to adjust, they do not give way to slippage from sweat. The vinyl material is easier to clean than neoprene.

Cons

Unfortunately, with any fitness tool, there are a few flaws. The weights give off an odd odor when they are used. Anything they come in contact with begins to smell like vinyl. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands after use.

Overall

The SPRI Deluxe Vinyl Dumbbells allow for easy clean up and a comfortable workout experience. For a moderate price, these dumbbells provide opportunities for a variety of exercises. The ultimate drawback is the unfortunate odor these dumbbells produce. If you have an aversion to strong rubber smells, stay away from these.