My problem with that was that the wheel is too narrow and it becomes very difficult to swivel to the left and the right. It really eliminates the strain on the wrist and palms while using this. Bonus! !. Anyway, when I saw this ab device on gold box one day, I did'nt hesitate to buy it. I already own the 7 dollar ab wheel on handles and while it does a decent job, I really hated using it. I first heard of Aikiki when I saw the comercial for the push up device. Also, going low requires tremendous effort to get back in the starting position. While extra effort is usually good in an excercise, the wheel causes to much strain on the lower back during this return. This device cures both deficiencies. It provides spring loaded help during the return (not that much, but just enough to reduce back strain) and the handles and wide rollers make swivel action easier to accomplish. That reminds me that I forgot to mention how much of an improvement the handles are. I though wow, that is a great device wish it were cheaper. All in all, a very effective ab workout device. I would also like to mention that the box is a very heavy grade cardborad. Nice and solid. I decide to keep the box to store misc. gym items (gloves weight clips). I did in fact buy a cheaper version and it does get the job done, however having tried the real deal, I knew mine was a flimsy knock off. Oh well, you get what you pay for.
I work with wheelchair bound individuals and I need to keep my hands strong. These have quickly become a part of my physical routine to prepare myself for work. It's only been a week of use but I really feel a difference in my hand strength and dexterity.
Even with physical therapy and orthotics, I still suffered from pain from time to time. My therapist said the muscles in my feet get overworked and tense up into a ball of tense muscle that finally gets so irritated and inflammed that at one point I had to wear boots for a month and could not work as a nurse. Since I started using this, even for just 5 minutes after a long day, I could immediately feel relief in that tense area and I have not had that pain come back since! ! I just place it under my feet and roll it back and forth against the affected area. This little massager solved what no doctor could! ! Thank you so much! ! !. I have super flat feet and constantly have pain from an ild injury and muscle fatigue in my feet.
In pilates we use little spikey balls like this to break up knots, and another similar stick for rolling out the IT band. This marry's them both and is amazing! So great for rolling out knots and pain!. I don't know how well this works for breaking up fascia and cellulite, but I got this for muscle tension and pain.
I purchased these for a 7 day backpack in Olympic National Park. If you are hard-core ultra-light, you could remove the insoles, resulting in a weight of 234 grams / 8. Several river fords were on the route. I had high hopes for these and they surpassed my expectations. In my opinion, this would degrade their utility and comfort as camp shoes. They worked very well for river crossings, protecting my feet from rocks and giving decent traction. 2 ounces. They dried fairly quickly. They were also excellent camp shoes. In a situation where weight was not an issue, this could be considered to be a negative. And they are extremely light. 5 weigh 260 grams / 9. My past favorite camp shoes were Nike Mayfly's, a racing flat that is no longer made. A pair of those in size 9. 25 ounces. 5 weigh 270 grams / 9. The holes in the soles (rhyme unintended) pick up small rocks and sticks. 5 ounces. (They aren't great as water shoes. ) A pair of the Aikiki's in size 9.