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To think I could tone up a bit using a "flabuloss"; machine ?

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Worriedgirl888 Tue 14-Mar-17 19:18:51

I know it's no substitute for real exercise but I'm so pushed for time I've signed up for a month pass at one I can use for ten mins each lunch time by my work.
Anyone think I might see some slight difference using it 5 days a week for a month or 2 months?
Or is it really just a gimic?

abbsisspartacus Tue 14-Mar-17 19:19:45

Umm what is it?

WigglyWooWorm Tue 14-Mar-17 19:21:22

I've often seen these and wondered if they do anything!!

Worriedgirl888 Tue 14-Mar-17 19:24:38

Sorry it's a vibrating machine thing like a power plate I guess, you stand on it but can do exercises on it however you don't have to.

HakeLively Tue 14-Mar-17 19:25:02

Ummmm....my mother had a machine that she stood or sat on for twenty min every night. I think it's the same thing? It vibrated and jiggled.

She's been an untoned size 16-18 for about 15 years. But she does eat total crap and is otherwise pretty sedentary. Maybe the more modern ones do a bit more.

ElphabaTheGreen Tue 14-Mar-17 19:30:33

Absolute bollocks. They do nothing. There is no easy alternative to heart-rate-raising, getting-hot-and-sweaty exercise, sorry, if you want to tone up and burn calories. If you're pushed for time, look into HIIT or consider using Jillian Michaels DVDs (eg 30 Day Shred) which are usually only about 20 minutes, but extremely effective.

airedailleurs Tue 14-Mar-17 19:36:06

I actually used one quite regularly for a few months a couple of years ago and found it quite effective, in conjunction with going to the gym. My understanding is that it works by forcing your body to regain balance with every 'wobble'. I'm sure it is beneficial for circulation too.

LickingTheButterKnife Tue 14-Mar-17 19:56:51

If you use in conjunction with other cardio/weight routines and a sensible diet, it could help I guess.

I would explore HIIT workouts as mentioned before, or do weights focusing in one area of your body every day - legs, shoulders, core, arms, bum...

Clnz4fun Tue 14-Mar-17 20:04:30

Sat on one for 1 minute and tried to squat on it, I wasn't sold sorry.

Agree hiit is the way forward for a quick blast and to actually feel it working.
There are good apps to help you with these, one is called bodyweight you don't have to pay and has loads of circuits for every level.

Try a 30 day challenge for squats,push ups,sit ups,plank etc your choice, you can find a pic on Google and just put it as a screens saver on your phone to remind you. Might seem like a gimmick but I did one and ended up getting more motivated and bored with it by the end and built up to 30min a day exercise even though that went out the window a while back I started again this month.smile

user1466690252 Tue 14-Mar-17 20:07:39

The 30 day shred is good. I you tube the video

Worriedgirl888 Tue 14-Mar-17 20:09:26

Thanks guys I do 1 30 min hit class a week already so not nothing but know I need to do more. It does feel like it's doing a little when on it even if it just helped my cellulite or something that would be good!

LickingTheButterKnife Tue 14-Mar-17 20:26:29

1x 30 mins HIIT a week it's good, but not enough if you really want to lose and tone. If you like it, try adding one or two extra days and buuuuuurnnnn those calories! smile

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