It’s pretty weird seeing a plain beat-up cardboard box with “2 Minute Booty” on it when you were expecting “The Ultimnate Squat” in a nicely branded box. while I was peeling off the packing tape the cardboard ripped open instead LOL
So what’s inside the box?
-1 paper Insert, 2 Minute Booty name eplanation, assembly and exercise instructions/pics
-2 stretch exercise tubes w/ a clip ring on both ends
-2 handles over straps (foot loops) with clip rings
-1 padded bar with 2 holes on both ends
-2 padded end pieces with roller wheels
-1 2 Minute Booty™ branded shoulder strap carrying bag
The insert mentioned a Diet and Exercise guide which I don’t see anywhere.
My rotating round ends were squashed flat at one part so they didn’t roll smoothly against the wall.
Even though there’s no mention of using your Ultimate Squat this way… it’s perfect for Shoulder Presses too! Squats followed by shoulder presses back to squats… to more shoulder presses…
If this doesn’t kick your buttock… whew! Work it baby!
Looks like you could add more resistance bands for even more of an insane quads/butt-kicking and shoulder-burning workout!
One really odd thing to me was the instructions for using the Ultimate Squat. I’ve never done squats in an “imagine you’re about to sit on a chair” way… so it was awkward doing them this way. it’s VERY Unnatural. This was makes you dependent on leaning against the bar and wall which reduces the effectiveness of the workout…
My feet (back in my gym days) were always under the bar while squatting not one of 2 steps in front of where the bar was.
The way it’s recommended with Ultimate Squat will really workout your quads. If you want to hit your glutes more then do squats with the bar and shoulders in line with your feet and squeeze your glutes during your squats. You could also try adding the “kick back” for tighter buns.
DISCLAIMER: I was able to buy my own Ultimate Squat to test out and review with a discount code.
DISCLAIMER: I was able to buy my own Sport-it Ab Roller for a discount to test out and review.
BUT there’s one important question we need to deal with first…
Why should you even consider using an ab roller in the first place?
Crunches are not natural body movement. How often in a day do you do the jerky crunch IRL? The only time you do the crunching motion is when… well, when you do crunches! How crazy is this when you really think about it…?
So you really need to do more stability aka CORE exercises. And this is where an ab roller can help. Almost every movement your body makes activates your core.
Don’t believe me? When was the last time you somehow twerked your back by picking something up wrong or sleeping weirdly and woke up in pain? Notice how the slightest movement set off those severe pain signals…?! Not fun right?
So you could say the your CORE muscles aka abs and lover back muscles (don’t forget to work on your glutes too btw) are the MOST important ones to keep balanced and strong.
If you don’t have a strong core… almost nothing else matters.
Okay, now let’s get back to the review LOL
Sport-it Ar Roller Unboxing
-Nicely designed box.
-Guide shows how to do some ab exercises.
-Great rubber handles. These might be a bit small for you if you have big hands.
-Steel bar baby.
-Wheels are plastic. There will be some wear and tear in the middle with the plastic part coming out of the wheel spoke that keeps the wheels less than an inch apart… there is a bit of spacing & wobble
-I didn’t notice at first but the knee pad was smushed-in on one corner and the white “Sport-it” had come off before using it… there was some of it on the company insert… I saw an white O on my carpet and then saw that most of the letters were missing on the pad and then saw that some of the letters were jumbled up on my right knee…
-Perfect for when you have no space.
Sport-it Ab Roller Installation
There should be NO steel showing after putting the handles on. (I saw one review photo on amazon with a BIG gap next to one handle… somehow doubt that person even really used it.)
How to Use Your Ab Roller Safely:
If you’ve NEVER used an ab roller before you might want to try doing it this way first.
Start rolling close to a wall. roll towards it. was it okay?
Now try it a step back. How was it this time?
Don’t forget not to force the roll… allow your body weight to help in rolling forward. But keep it controlled and don’t forget to breath properly to keep your core stable and avoid unnecessary injuries. Exhale when rolling out. Hold your breath when extended as far as you safely can. Inhale coming back to the starting point.
Sport-it Ab Roller Exercise Routine
Don’t have the Iron Sheikh around to do his signature Camel Clutch on you to help give you that intense ab stretch?
You can place your forearms on your kitchen counter and slowly move your feet back and allow your body to arch backwards and raise your head up too… and hold the stretch.
Here’s the Sport-it Push-Up Bar video that shows the box with handle and bonus, “How to Install the Sport-it Pull-Up Bar” and pull-up bar safety feature:
FULL video will be available later. I’ve edited it down but it’s still large.
Sport It Pull-up Bar Unboxing:
It’s a good looking box! And I like the handle!
-short bar x2
-curved bar handle x2
-plastic Sport-it bar
-2 long bolts
-2 medium length bolts
-4 short bolts
-4 spring washers
-hex open wrench
-regular flat washer (x4) that’s not included in the instructions Go Sport-it Push-up Bar Guide
Didn’t even know there was a skipping rope included… nice surprise.
Sport-it Pull-up Bar Installation:
1. slide the short bars into either end of the long bar by lining up the holes. I had a bit of a struggle getting them in at first. Plce the little bolts into the 2 holes nearest the short bar handles. If the bolts aren’t screwing in then look to see if holes are perfectly lined up. You just have to give it a slight twist to realign the holes and screw the bolts in nice and tight.
2. Place the curved handle and line up the hole with the remaining hole next to the bolts you just tightened before. Insert the long bolt all the way through and use the washer and nut. Do not tighten all the way just yet (you’ll see why shortly). Do the same with the other curved handle.
3. Take that Sport-it plastic bar with the rubbery pad and line up the grooved ends to the curved bars. (Take a quick look to see which way the “Sport-it” words are facing… I did it upside down initially LOL) You will notice that your curved bars will have to be adjusted to make sure that the plastic bar grooves and the holes in curved bars are perfectly lined up… so this is why I mentioned not to tighten them just yet. Alrighty so slide the medium length bolts in and use the washer + nut on the other side. Now go back and tighten the other nuts too.
4. You can now use your push up bar against the top of your door frame now BUT you should probably do this last step first!
Sport-It Pull-up Bar Safety Feature:
See that weird looking bent metal piece with the sharp pointy end on one side? Before you put that bar up on your door frame stick the pointy side into the frame and then place your Sport-it bar over it while the handles are on the other side of your door. Now you’re all set to use your push up bars safely!
(I was given a previous set by a friend while I was helping him move and then some short time later asked “Hey! Do you still have MY (emphasis added) pull up bars?” – I had even asked him back on that moving day when he was giving them to me “Are you sure…?” He was since he had another (newer) one. What’s even worse than this though is that the night I returned them I didn’t realize I was also going to a damn Amway meeting @ his house!!! So not only was he “asking” for the bars back but sitting through an Amway presentation I didn’t know I was going to! LOLOL I then received a text while driving home that I was the only friend he invited that showed up… well if I had known I wouldn’t have shown up either! smh)
I had left the bar up on my door frame when my mom walked by, saw my room door was open and closed it… down came the bar… On Her HEAD!There was blood!
So to me this added safety feature is a must!
Obviously to be on the safe side you should’t leave it unattended.
Sport-It Pull-up Bar Exercises:
1. You are going to love the stretch… unless you live near a playground with monkey bars or go to a gym then you are going to have a hard time getting the same type of stretch you can feel from your own pull-up bars.
2. Can’t do pull ups on your own yet with full extension and up with your chest to bar/head above the bar? No problemo. Grab a chair. Stand on it, start at the top position, squeeze those those lats and other back muscles and slowly go down then slowly go back up again…
or if you have someone around to help you can bend your legs at the knees @ 90 degrees, cross your ankles and have the person assist by pushing up against the bottom ankle…
Mainly 3 types of pull-ups possible…
short grip, wide grip and whatever it’s called on the middle (neutral hand grip, the bars where your palms face each other). You can also change it up a bit by placing your hands pronated (palms facing away from you) or supinated (palms facing you). So pull-ups can change into chin-ups too… or place one facing you and the other hand facing away from you.
3. Ab wokout… yup. Hanging leg raises anyone…? Your favorite right…? lol You can always try bending your knees and just twist your body sideways left to right.
Or you can place it against the bottom of your door frame and do regular crunches.
4. push ups in different positions
5. dips… depending on your body size you might want to try a stool or little box to raise your feet so you can actually do some real (deep) dips not just shallow minimal range of motion dips.
Some [possible] issues with the Go Sport-it Pull-up bar:
*That plastic Sport-it bar – why is this plastic? When I was tightening it I was thinking about how I’d -better not screw this nut down to tightly or it will crack. And depending on how often I use my pull-up bar it will eventually break/pull away from then bolted area… so don’t be doing any crazy leg raises or swinging your legs into the air vertically… just make sure to check your plastic bar to see if there are any visible signs of stress.
*The previous push-up bar I mentioned? They visible SCRATCHED up my door above the frame. I haven’t noticed anything yet.
*flat washer (x4) that’s not included in the instructions Go Sport-it Push-up Bar Guide
Nevermind what I did in my video, looks like you should only use the split washer (spring washers) . DO NOT use both like I did and don’t use just the flat one either. It’s best to use the split one by itself.
I ended up using placing them first followed by the flat (regular) washer then the nut. Which isn’t the best way to install the bars together.
This is the conclusion I’ve come to after doing some research about washers… not sure if anyone else is finding these 4 extra split lock washers in their box.
Alrighty, this is pretty much the end of my review. One last thing though…
DISCLAIMER: I did use a discount code so I could test out and review my own set of Sport-It Pull-up Bars.
Go Sport-it’s Push-up bar is another essential piece of fitness equipment for your home gym.
Are you suffering from Tennis elbow? Perhaps in pain because of Golfer’s Elbow?
SIMIEN Armbar Directions
SIMIEN Armbar Exercises
Maybe you just have puny forearms? Have weak wrists? No hand grip strength? No finger crushing power?
#simiensports Armbar may be just the thing you’ve been looking for!
Start with the Yellow Rubber Core (already inside the Blue Rubber Tube.)
Then work your way up to the Green Rubber Core and Blue Rubber Core. (I had trouble placing the green one all the way into the tube and then had trouble removing it too… the yellow and blue were no problem for me.)
[Remember to slowly try the different exercises. Especially if they’re in awkward positions as you may experience that really bad twinge/electrical-shock-like pain.]
You can also use your SIMIEN Armbar as a massage roller for your forearms, wrists and finger flexors. Cool.
DISCLAIMER:I was able to buy my own SIMIEN Armbar for a discount to test out and review. I’m not compensated in any way for sharing my thoughts and opinions here.
Here’s my #Shadibody Unboxing & Review Video (I had to edit & speed-up this video since it was REALLY long):
Exercise Resistance Loop Bands comes with 3 pieces-for varying degrees and difficulty of resistance
Green = Easy
Red = Medium
Blue = Harder
Okay now. This is really cool that Shadibody includes the wire cutter pliers! Say what?! No need run out and buy one or having to rummage around everywhere looking for yours. Very Convenient.
Your Shadibody skipping rope also comes with an extra rope AND extra Rubber Domes (end caps) and Screw Handles (nuts and bolts for crossfit jump ropes)
You’ll also find a red drawstring pouch to carry your #crossfit skipping rope and 3 resistance loop bands wherever you go. No time for the gym or no gym close by? No Problemo.
There’s an insert telling you how to claim your free ebook and gives you:
-a SWEET 20% Discount on all Future Products for the Next 7 Years!
-an amazing 3-Year Warrantee on Shadibody Products
-and a cool Full Refund within 30 Days of Purchase
There are some negatives though… (minor ones)
One of my sweatbands did have a bit of fraying at one end…
And there’s that ebook you can download BUT it doesn’t include any photos or drawings or links to vids so you might not know how to trim your jump rope to personalize it to the proper length for your body or how to properly and safely do the resistance band exercises…
(I will by embedding a video here showing how to do it)
Now I’m going to have to test out how long these resistance loop bands last for and how long it’s going to take me to wear out the skipping rope before I have to replace it with the spare one… the faster I wear them out, the faster I’ll lose all this extra fat around my midsection!
So how about you?
So anytime time you’re finally ready to LOSE FAT and get healthy again… go ahead and check out Shadibody, start skipping rope and use those resistance loop bands. Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016.