Flexi-bar

  • ataru13

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    Feb 01, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    Hi guys:

    I got a Flexi-bar as a gift, and I was wondering if any of you uses it, if it's a good piece of equipment, any advices,....

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  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 01, 2012 8:30 AM GMT
    Hope it came with a gift receipt so you can return it.icon_idea.gif
  • ataru13

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    Feb 01, 2012 12:06 PM GMT
    What's wrong with it?
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    Trade it in for a Shakeweight...or use it to whip people you don't like. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 01, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    ataru13 saidWhat's wrong with it?


    Nothing's wrong with it. It was a gift, right, so no need to worry about having spent money on it foolishly.

    It takes strength to hold and wobble this piece of equipment...that's true. So if you use it you'll get some benefits. However, the claims made by the manufacturer are dubious (that you can do a shorter workout because you're doing "hundreds of reps" in the time of a regular exercise).

    It's simply a fad exercise--like the shake weight, as someone said above--and you'll likely get sick of it and return to dumbbells, barbells, chin-up bars and squat racks.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Feb 01, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    ataru13 saidHi guys:

    I got a Flexi-bar as a gift, and I was wondering if any of you uses it, if it's a good piece of equipment, any advices,....

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    what is it? i have never heard of it before
  • ataru13

    Posts: 87

    Feb 03, 2012 11:51 AM GMT
    It's a bar you have to make vibrate (with different positions of your body), which supposedly makes your inner muscles and postural muscles work.
    I'm not getting great reviews in this topic, unfortunately.
    It was supposed to be used in physiotherapy before getting into fitness....
  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 04, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    You would get a lot more out of a chin up bar and kettlebellsicon_idea.gif