Product Type: Powerball Fitness
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fun and good for a casual workout
Powerball Neon Pro
Member Name: Splooshiba
Powerball Neon Pro
Advantages: cheapish, glows blue, records score
Disadvantages: only works out half an arm
i got the powerball as more of a fun toy than a serious fitness trainer, but it works well as both. this model of power ball has a few blue LEDs within the ball, and these shine brighter the faster the ball turns, which makes it fun to use. after using it for a long time or trying to hit the top speeds, you can feel that it has worked out your wrist muscles, not so much upper arm tho.
the powerball is not hard to learn, but is irritating for the first few times. it is started with a cord wrapped round the ball, and then you can raise the speed up to thousands of rpm. personally i can only get the ball up to around 12,000 rpm, but i use this more for entertainment rather than a ritual workout.
it claims to be able to build muscles in your entire arm, but i have found it only really has any effect on the wrists. also, it us much harder to use in my left than right hand, and so im only really getting a work out on half my body.
the powerball is fun to use and play about with, and would work as a fitness trainer, but is in no way a replacement for weights or other gym equipment. there are other models other than this glowy blue one available though, and these are better for muscle building, whereas this one is more focused on being a fun gadget.
Summary: great bit of fun, not a replacement for dedicated exercise
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