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"Leg Magic" Does it really work??


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Hey out there!  Has anybody ever tried the Leg Magic machine that you see on TV? I'm thinking about getting one and I'd like Negative / Positive comments from people who have tried it / who own one  Thanks!
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Generally, I'm sceptical of the utility of any TV shop gear -  it will probably work to a limited degree but give you results inferior to spending the equivalent amount of money on a set of free weights.

 Any workout program are most effective the first 6-8 weeks you're doing it, and your results stall out rapidly after that. Which is when you need to change your routine slightly, but if you have a machine you're limited in what you can do to alter your exercise regime. Not coincidentally, in most cases you have 6-8 weeks to return the machine for a refund.

 Cardio machinery is subject to the same problem, but there you'd crank up the incline or resistance and have progress for a while. In general I think you'd be better off spending your money on a basic set of free weights. (Note that the advertising is simply wrong when they state that there's leg muscles you don't work when doing squats. When correctly performed, squats work 75% of the muscles in your body- everything below the waistline and about half of the ones above. Given that they're omitting that fact in their marketing, I wonder what else they're omitting?)
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Well, I must say I'm quite skeptical of such things as well and usually laugh such devices up. However, a friend of mine bought it and praised the results so I decided to buy it as well because I noticed my friend's weight loss. I must say it worked very well for me, thanks to that I finally bought trousers size 6, not 8 or 10 as before. Surprisingly, it helped me reduce cellulite as well. I exercised 15 mins a day with Rosalie Brown, who's on the attached DVD, for around a month, and followed a reduced-calorie diet. I recommend it to people whose knees are all right, cause that's where all the pressure seems to be. 

I second what melkor said, get a set of free weights instead.  Maybe start out with 3 different weights (like 5, 8, 10).  You can do so many different exercises with them, they're so much more useful than a thing that only has one exercise.  You will have to get heavier ones eventually but I think you'll still get more for your money.

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Well, I must say I'm quite skeptical of such things as well and usually laugh such devices up. However, a friend of mine bought it and praised the results so I decided to buy it as well because I noticed my friend's weight loss. I must say it worked very well for me, thanks to that I finally bought trousers size 6, not 8 or 10 as before. Surprisingly, it helped me reduce cellulite as well. I exercised 15 mins a day with Rosalie Brown, who's on the attached DVD, for around a month, and followed a reduced-calorie diet. I recommend it to people whose knees are all right, cause that's where all the pressure seems to be. 

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on personal experience :)

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