Product Type: Pineapple Fitness
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Rather this than a real pineapple between my thighs!
Pineapple Thigh Toner
Member Name: chrisandmark
Pineapple Thigh Toner
Advantages: Gives a good workout for the legs, comfortable to use
Disadvantages: Can slip out of your thigh grip and fly across the room
I went into this, my fourth and final, pregnancy knowing I was already overweight. Well I didn't actually, but damn my fertility that had me looking at a positive pregnancy test within a month of deciding we wanted another baby! I thought I'd have a few months at least to lose the excess pounds, but nature isn't like that and I have found myself definitely (or should that be defiantly?) eating for two throughout.
I didn't want to end up the size of a hippo this time around though so payed a personal trainer an extortionate amount of money to guide me through some safe exercises that wouldn't put any stress on baby (or me!). Obviously, core work is out so we decided to concentrate on losing the fat from my arms and legs during my pregnancy and this would obviously make it easier when baby finally arrives to lose the extra tummy and bum fat.
This is one item of exercise equipment I was advised to buy and use, not this particular Thigh Toner but the pretty pink of this Pineapple one appealed more than the usual grey designs.
It is basically two curved bars which are attached in the middle by a strong spring. You put it between your legs and squeeze your thighs together, forcing the bars closer together. This will work the muscles in your thighs and also your calves to some extent.
This piece of exercise equipment is very stiff to use, I thought I was quite fit but it took me weeks to master this and be able to squeeze my thighs together close enough to move the bars to any degree. You can feel the burn in your muscles as you work out, and you do need some control in your legs as the Thigh Toner can and does slip out and fly across the room!
It can be used to tone your arms too, although I'm a weakling and struggle to use it on my arms. It is worth persevering with when it comes to your arms though as using it like this can also help to tone your chest muscles. I have no intention of breast feeding so intend to begin using it like this as soon as I have had the baby, as repeated pregnancies are definitely beginning to take their toll on my once pert boobs!
The Thigh Toner is very comfortable to use as the metal bars are both covered in a pink foam tube. This does make my legs a bit sweaty if I'm using it on bare skin, but still much better than using plain metal. Using the product as a pregnant woman, I also feel as though it is helping to strengthen my pelvic floor which is excellent as it will not only make the actual birth easier but will reduce the temporary (minor) incontinence I always suffer after having a baby.
I can see a very slight difference in the appearance of my thighs, obviously at seven months pregnant my body is undergoing changes so I won't see the overall results until I've had the baby. Saying this, I'm impressed with the feel of my muscles after using this for a few minutes each day and I think I will definitely end the pregnancy with slimmer legs than I started with.
£7.99 from JJB Sports.
Summary: No pain, no gain!
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