Bodyblade Review

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Bodyblade claims to be “the next step in exercise equipment.” Instead of relying on weights and bands for resistance training, the Bodyblade design claims to create vibrating tension that activate more muscles and improve balance and posture. Bodyblade claims to work the arms, legs and the hard-to-target core torso muscles. In just one minute, the ends of the Bodyblade are said to move back and forth up to 270 times. It’s up to your muscles to resist, allowing for a complete workout in minutes. Because of this, the makers of Bodyblade say you’ll never be tempted to skip a fitness session again.  Bodyblade is designed to increase muscle and joint mobility, shape and tone muscles and boost endurance and strength. Because users must activate their core muscles during the workout, the Bodyblade improves balance and coordination while promoting good posture. The official website has customer testimonials from both medical professionals and professional athletes to convince the consumer of its versatility and wide appeal.

Product Features

The Bodyblade was invented by California physical therapist Bruce Hymanson while working with patients who had suffered sports injuries. He created an exercise regimen that would train the muscles around the shoulders without forcing the joint to go through a wide range of motion. This routine and the Bodyblade, a flexible ski-like device, were incorporated into more than thirty exercises designed to provide a workout for individuals of all ages and abilities.

The ends of the Bodyblade flap like wings when shaken, creating a rapidly vibrating motion which is then resisted by the body. As the user works to remain steady and balanced, major muschles of the body, including those of the core body, must contract so the user can maintain balance. The Bodyblade comes in a variety of lengths from just under three feet to five feet. There are also two different weights available–one pound or two pounds. Prices for the Bodyblade start at $50.00 and go up to $160.00.  A number of packages and accessories are available on the official website, including such things as Instructional DVDs (from $9.95), a Cardio workout and illustrated exercise wall charts (around $12.99). There does not seem to be any satisfaction guarantee available for the Bodyblades.

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Advantages

  • The Bodyblade System is lightweight and portable.
  • A number of DVD instructional videos are available on the official website for use with the Bodylastics System.
  • The official website carries numerous positive testimonials from user of Bodyblades as to their effectiveness.

Disadvantages

  • Like most exercise equipment The Bodyblade requires the user to spend time learning various exercises before being able to perform a smooth workout routine.
  • A regular exercise routine will lead to overall fitness, however the Bodyblade does not claim to have a specific weight loss effect.

Conclusion

At first glance the Bodyblade looks odd, like some sort of toy. It is hard to believe that resisting a vibrating band would have any real effect on the body’s muscles. However, after looking over all the information available there is reason to believe that the Bodyblade delivers on some of its promises. There are a number of articles printed by respected publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Women’s Fitness, which attest to its effectiveness. In addition, the website includes testimonials from pro athletes, physical therapists, personal trainers and regular users who are happy with the results they have received through the Bodyblade workout.

That being said, it is important to remember that Bodyblade is a workout tool, not a diet aid. To their credit, the makers of the Bodyblade give no guarantees regarding how many calories are burned during a workout or if any weight loss will be evident. The user of the Bodyblade has to be determined and committed to the process of long term, regular exercise in order to see results. For anyone with a significant amount of weight to lose, there is the very real possibility they will lose motivation before they reach their fitness goals. If specific weight loss is your primary objective, consider adding a supplement to the Bodyblade workout. Look for a supplement with a proven fat burner and an appetite suppressant. Adding a boost to your workout as you strive to meet serious weight loss goals is a wise choice and may make the difference between discouragement and success.

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32 User Reviews about Bodyblade

  • 1
    Keith

    I’ve started using the Bodyblade and when finished with the 6 minute workout, my arms and legs feel like water as if I had been lifting weights. Will the Bodyblade build muscle? I don’t have to look like a circus muscle man, but if I can get at least an average build from it I’ll be happy.

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    Marie

    I’ve had this about 2 years. Think it’s great! I do the arm and stomach exercise. I find the stomach one works better for me by turning my body left to right, and also moving my legs up and down sometimes. I think it’s easier, and also gives a better workout. My arms, legs and back always feel better after using this product. You can work at your own pace. I use it 3 or 4 times a week. My daughter laughed when she saw it, but I let her try it, then she bought one, too.

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    Dave

    I use the body blade pro as follows. Day 1 alternate bbp for 1 min then 15 push ups x 10 sets with no breaks. Quite simply it is the most impressive chest & arm pump i have ever had, period! Pecs are on the verge of cramping! Day 2 bbp while wearing a 63 lb weight vest for 8 min & walking all at once. After 8 minutes i’m spent and soaked, most impressive workout amp i haver owned. Day 3 break then start over

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    Anonymous

    I have a black pro model. I have what looks like stress risers showing up around the handle.Is this normal?

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    Tami Lowery

    The body blade is great. At first its a little hard. Once you get it down it fatigues your muscles fast, gives you a great work out with little effort. My arms and sshoulders look great. You can make every excerize as easy or hard as you want. I just do every exercize for about a minute at a time. As soon as it starts to get hard its time for the next excercize. If it starts to get to hard in that minute you can just change the positionof your arms just a little its great.

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    bobbym

    Have a bulging disc in my neck. Bodyblade is amazing for rehab and for keeping my whole body strong. Great piece of equipment. Workout time is minimal. Mix cardio(walking) with bodyblade…good to go !!!

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    sheila bonbright

    My blade is no longer working one side has way more wiggle than the other it feels loose now on the right side. the blade is 8 months old. I used it everyday for an hour or more throughout the day. I don’t want to get another one just to have it break. No visable signs of breakage are seen but it feels as though it may have cracked under the handle and that is why it’s so loose on that side. Wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them. The company won’t return my calls I assume they could care less. Not good customer relations.

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  • 8
    Jim

    will the body blade work for someone in a wheelchair?
    thanks
    Jim

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    Your Name

    Yes you can use the body blade from a seated position.

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  • 9
    Janet

    I used the bodyblade in physical therapy and really loved it. I was have issues with balance and so my PT worked to strengthen my core with the body blade. She made it more challenging by having me stand on a half balance ball. I would love to buy the 5ft bodyblade but I just can’t afford the $160.

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    Tom

    5′ 3/4 ” PVC..2 5/8″ bolts.. 4 5/8 washers, 1 roll rubber tape, 1 roll plastic electricians tape

    insert bolts and washers in both ends, Tape bolts in each end using half the tape, apply rubber tape first as it will meld together. Use remainder of tape for center handle. Total cost less than 10 bucks..Good luck Janet

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  • 10
    Ron

    I have tennis elbow. Will the bodyblade help and are there specific exercises that will help using the bodyblade?

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    Jim M

    Have been struggling with tennis elbow (both elbows)for years.Using body blade 10 mos.Try using blade in palms down pos.like rev curl with barball.pushups also help t.elbow.good luck.

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  • 11
    Kevin

    I’ve had my bodyblade about a week and can already feel added strength and stability in my bum shoulder.

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  • 12
    D. Runnells

    Which blade is the right size for me – the 40″ or the 32″?
    I am 5’3 1/2″ and weigh 135 lbs.

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  • 13
    David

    I have used this product for two years; and recently purchase a second ‘classic’ model to use simultaneously with the first. while it takes some effort to master the results are incredible. and it will improve strength and flexibility. simply put, the best rehab-strengthening device you will ever use.

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    karl

    I have MS and a problem with balance will this help with that and also strengthen my core?

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  • 15
    Johnny

    ROFL. My friend had a body blade at his house so I gave it a try. What a waste of money. Want real results Go for a walk or jog for 30 minutes a day stop eating mcdonalds, donuts, cofee and diet soda and youll be amazed at the results.

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    Bernadette

    Johnny, this isn’t meant for weight loss it is meant for strengthening. Your comments are ridiculous. I work out 5 to 6 x a week, P90x, Insanity, Jillian Michaels, etc. I tore my rotator cuff several months ago and the physical therapist used this to get my arm strong again, avoiding surgery. This product is FANTASTIC to strengthen the core, particularly the shoulder/back, post sports injury. Do some research before you write ignorant shit.

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  • 16
    Ginny

    Although it takes some getting used to, if you follow the instructions, the Body Blade WORKS!

    I’ve only had it a few weeks and can already see a big inprovement! Especially in my flabby… they are toning up!! I am sooo happy!

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  • 17
    laura

    just used my bodyblade ordered from nbc a couple months ago with the workout dvd. yes it took me a while to fully use it cause its taken all this time to make myself exercise. i have about 50lbs to loose and let me tell you i sweated like a pig and each section of the body they worked feels like i did something good for my muscles. some of the blade positions like putting it straight up and down i found it a challenge to shake it this way but bruce clearly says it may take some time to master some of the moves but any movement does something for you till you build strength and the exercises move fast so i didnt have time to be bored. i feel a tightness after one full workout so i cant wait to see how long it takes to show firmness. my flab is on my last nerve. i flinched at the price too but happen to see it on nbc for 10 pays at i think came out to like around $12 a month. thank you nbc for doing that cause it made it more affordable for me to get a chance to try something else to see if it works for me. i think i may have found it, in a couple months i should know for sure.

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  • 18
    Norma

    Very disappointed. Found it hard to use and overpriced. NBC Home Shopping made it look a lot easier than it really is.

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    Pat

    Hi Norma,
    I also found the body blade difficult to use when I first started. When I started I stayed with the first position (body blade in front with both hands, facing down, holding it), I call this my “home” position and kept working at moving it up and down for 30 secs and then tried it again 2 hours later. At the end of my second day it was much easier and yes it is much harder than it looks, but, wow, I can feel so many muscles that have not been used very much. Good luck. Don’t give up! I am 60 with osteoarthritis have used this only a week, only for 20 second intervals 5 times a day and I am already feeling better.

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  • 19
    Machita

    After suffering for months with severe neck and shoulder pain having being diagnosed with degenerated cervical disks, I am finally on my way to recovery. My husband ordered the body blade and I am hoping this will help strengthen the shoulder area and help prevent a reoccurrence. Any advice on do’s and don’ts is welcome.

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  • 20
    gabbie

    will this help my SUPPER flabby arms?

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    Nancy

    I am 68 yrs old. What size or model would be good for a senior. also, will it firm my flabby arms??????

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  • 21
    delores

    can the body blade help the hip muscles and the top thigh muscles, which are too tight?

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  • 22
    jason davis

    Former bodybuilder and physical therapist, thought this was typical trash. After a recent rotator cuff surgery, I found I couldn’t do the shoulder exercises because of joint weakness and instability. Uninvolved joint was easy showing it does actually strengthen the rotator cuff. I’m gradually able to use it longer, and I’d say it’s great for rotator cuff strengthening.

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  • 23
    cynthia

    i really have flabby arms will this help tone and tighten them

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  • 24
    Gloria Araujo

    I just received my bodyblade & I can already tell I love it. I watched the instrucional dvd and then followed the exercises; even though I’m having trouble doing a couple properly I surely felt it in all my muscles. I was totally shocked; it clearly does all it claims. My main concern is upper body & I’m confident I will see results. I plan to use it M,W,F

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  • 25
    Natalie

    I used it for the first time this morning! I wore my heart rate monitor. I was SHOCKED that my heart rate spiked to 169 bpm and my muscles easily became fatigued. It didn’t take long to do one exercise either. I’m looking forward to the results by continuing to use it.

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  • 26
    Ralph Squicciarini

    Will the bodyblade give a cardio workout with the bodyblade classic ?

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