It is “The Bean”, the latest in home exercise equipment that can be seen and purchased on tv infomercials. This product like so many others, claims it will get you into shape, firm up those thighs and gluts, give you flat abs, strengthen your back muscles and give you an overall great workout. After taking The Bean for a test, here are some thoughts regarding this product.
Shaped like a bean, this piece of exercise equipment is similar to an exercise ball in that you can do the same exercises on a ball that you can do on The Bean. However, The Bean doesn’t provide the same element of instability that you get with an exercise ball. This can be good or bad depending on your fitness level and goals. From ab crunches to low back extensions, pushups and leg lifts, the bean acts as a movable support device that allows you to properly move through the range of motion of many exercises, and this support can be a good thing for anyone suffering from low back pain or who may have trouble with correct exercise form.
Our overall thoughts on this product are that this device can be beneficial to those who are new to exercise by offering guided movement to perform the exercises correctly. Those who are recovering from injury, have difficulty with balance and stability or suffer from chronic muscle pain may also find The Bean to be helpful is making your workouts a little easier. I wouldn’t recommend this item for any experienced exerciser who is looking for more of a challenge because it just isn’t there. An exercise ball will offer more stimulation for balance, stability and core strength than The Bean can offer. Consult with your online personal trainer about what will make a good piece of exercise equipment for your home gym.