So it's that time of year again. Christmas is over and the diets have started and I'm sure some of you like myself will have rushed out and bought yourselves some new exercise equipment. Now I like to think of myself as quite a fit and healthy person but sometimes the weight creeps on without me noticing it so I have to up my game to remove the extra pounds that seem to appear out of nowhere. I generally do a spot of powerwalking every day and I have the everlast twist board which currently gets an outing for 30 minutes every day, but I wanted to find something that wasn't just going to focus on getting the heart rate up, so I started looking at things relative to weights and resistance that would aid my efforts towards a more toned figure and came across the Everlast Thigh toner. In my own personal opinion my bum and thighs are larger than they should be for my petite size so are always a concern to me and they seem to be the most difficult area for me to shift weight from, so after reading a brief description of the product I decided to go for it.
The Everlast Thigh toner
Ok so the product itself is pretty self explanatory - it's main purpose is to tone your thighs both inner and outer, but you can also use it to shape and tone your triceps. The product looks a little like a triangle without a bottom with foam covered cushioned handles which claim to provide extra comfort and is complete with a reinforced steel spring which is what gives the product its heavy tension, and the good thing about the product is it's aim is not to increase muscle but instead aims to add firmness to the muscles that already exist leading to a nicer shape with more tone.
Ok so one of the main things I've read about this product from other reviews is the overall comfort level during use and to be honest I have to agree. This isn't the most comfortable product in the world to use as even with the foam covered handles I do feel as though the product digs into my legs a bit especially if I'm only wearing shorts so I do recommend wearing trousers that will provide extra padding to reduce the level of discomfort.
Using the product
The main exercise I undertake using the everlast thigh toner is the one that works the inner thigh. To do this exercise I have to lay flat on my back with my knees bent and my arms extended out to the sides. The thigh toner goes in between my thighs with the black plastic centre facing upwards and not downwards. Gently squeezing the thigh toner it is apparent that you have to be very controlled in your use of this product, if it slightly out of place it can be very uncomfortable. What I've found is if you ensure the flat edge on the end of the thigh toner arm is resting comfortably on your inner thigh you shouldn't really have too many problems...it digs in a little but doesn't cause me enough discomfort to consider not using the product. Your movement needs to be slow and controlled and I can gaurantee you as soon as you start using the product you will feel your muscles working and may even see a little leg shake start to appear after the first 4-5 repetitions. The recommendation is 8-10 repetitions followed by a minute of rest.
I started my new exercise regime doing a total of 5 sets of reps per day which you should be able to complete in 15 minutes including your rest stops and I have to be honest I did feel a little jelly like when I first started using the product. I kept the 5 reps per day up for a week and a half and now I am up to 10 sets per day so half an hour just working on my thighs and I can honestly say that I do now find it a lot easier to control and feel that my thighs have more strength to them so the product definately does work. It's not only the ease of using the product that makes me notice a difference but also the 1/2 inch I have lost off my thighs after only 2 and a half weeks use.
My overall thoughts and opinion
Putting the comfort issues aside, i do think if you place the product properly this shouldn't be as much of an issue as it could be if you place the product awkwardly or incorrectly, I can definately feel the thigh toner working it's magic as soon as I start using it. the loss in overall measurements is proof enough to me that the product does work. The thigh toner hides underneath my bed along with my spinboard and various other exercise products so it is easily stored and easily accessable at any time, so 15 minutes a day should get you going. You can use this product pretty much any time.....it you fancy just doing one set of 8-10 reps and space it out over the course of the day every time you have a spare couple of minutes you'll soon start seeing the benefits.
Exercising isn't just one of those things that you can start doing for a couple of weeks and expect results straight away and if you don't see them just forget about it, you have to be commited and you have to endure what may feel like discomfort when using a product such as this but with a little determination you can get there.
Cost and availability
I've seen the everlast thigh toner for sale for around £9.99 in most places and you will often find it in a range of colours including pink, purple and grey. I have the grey one because to be honest the colour doesn't matter to much to me. I purchased mine from amazon and with a quick online search can see that it's available from quite a few other online retailers
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