A Great Way to Build Up Your Core Strength – I Love My Body Blade


This isn’t an ad. I just think the body blade is a great piece of portable equipment to start an exercise regimen. In fact, it can be your entire upper body regimen.

With Michelle Obama and Mayor Bloomberg doing their nanny thing on weight and exercise, I became more attentive to peoples’ weight and eating habits. The stats do show a significant increase in obesity in adults and children. With that comes poor exercise and bad health.

If I look around at the people in the stores around me in NY, I have to say that about 4 out of 10 are overweight. The body blade won’t do much for our most overactive gland – our mouths – but it doesn’t take long to do each day and it bears results in one’s overall muscle strength.

While I completely disdain the government controlling peoples’ food choices, Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg do have a point which I don’t want to be lost in all this.

I was introduced to the body blade during physical therapy a number of years ago. The blade is inexpensive and it provides a quick workout with great exercises.

It’s especially good for the abdomen and flabby arms.

This is for core strength and won’t necessarily do a thing about calories. Just eat right, without Mayor Bloomberg having to tell you, and you will be fine. Everything in moderation and keep junk intake to “treat” levels not “main course” levels.

I bought the cheap “lite” one on the Internet and it’s fine for me though it’s supposed to be for a child. You should be able to get the lite one on Amazon or eBay for $50. They can go to $80. Personally, I think it’s better to start with one that is not too onerous so you don’t get discouraged.

Just get in the habit of doing some kind of exercise, anything, ride a bike, walk, something, anything, or you will pay a high price as you age.

This is the Amazon description of the body blade, probably written by the manufacturer –

The Bodyblade is a functional tri-plane training tool designed to improve strength, balance, coordination, proprioception, power and core stabilization. Using the laws of inertia, the Bodyblade delivers progressive resistance to target both small stabilizing muscles and large prime movers.

Most other systems work on the principle of the user attempting to lift a weighted item or stretch an elastic band. The Bodyblade, however, works on the opposite premise: Once the ends begin to move, inertia wants to keep them in motion and it’s up to you to resist. Thus, the risk of injury through overexertion is greatly reduced. While the rate of oscillation stays the same, the workout intensifies when the amplitude, or magnitude of the flexing tips, increases.

Over the course of just one minute, the ends of the Bodyblade move back and forth 270 times, and that’s 270 times your muscles have to resist the movements.

The resistance needed to control the blade can range from 1 to 34 pounds depending on the amplitude of the flexing tips. With Bodyblade there are no weights or elastic bands that can break. You control the intensity and acceleration of the movement, which makes it safer and more effective than other equipment.

Bodyblade is technically known as a dynamic reactive instrument, which means that it matches the force you put into the blade and nothing more. As it moves back and forth four and a half times per second, it uses the principles of inertia to stimulate the muscles and make them stronger. The better conditioned the user, the more enhanced the workout. Yet since the user controls the movement, you can never injure yourself with Bodyblade. All of this is possible due to the patented technology and the inertial exercise principles built into every Bodyblade.

Click here for the Web MD good and bad lower back exercises. Don’t forget to tighten your buttocks and stomach muscles with these exercises. Don’t use your neck, shoulders or elbows to lift yourself up. You want to strengthen your stomach and buttocks so make them do the work.