ActivMotion Bar Review

I was invited by Sweat Pink and ActivMotion Bar to test out their product and accompanying workout DVD’s.

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I will be honest, at first I wasn’t sure how this bar was going to help me get stronger. I was sent the 8 pound bar, so it was not very heavy. However, I quickly learned what makes it different and how it really helps you get in a good workout.  It’s filled with rolling steel weights constantly in motion as you move the bar, so strengthens your core and also helps with balance, which I am terrible at!

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The steel weights in the ActivMotion Bar create variable resistance which make you engage and hold steady for the movements. They call this disruptive training. Say what? The website says: it is “training that is based on utilizing the body’s experience of an unstable disruptive training stimulus”.

The ActivMotion Bar comes in five different weight sizes, ranging from 6 to 18 pounds, and also included a set of DVD’s which is what I needed. I had no idea how to do workouts with this thing!

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Another great thing is that the bar doesn’t take up a lot of space. I can prop it up in my closet and just pull it and my yoga mat out when I am ready for a workout!

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The movement library on the ActivMotion bar website also has some great exercises to try. I haven’t had a chance to try out all of the videos, but as I get better core stability and balance, I will be trying out the rest. Lots of room for growth!

QOTD: Do you ever workout at home?

This post was sponsored by ActivMotion Bar and Fit Approach, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. I can imagine this would be a great, challenging workout with the moving weight in the bar. Always looking for ways to improve my core and stability!

  2. Looks and sounds like a great workout!

  3. That looks like a great workout! I’ve never heard of these!

  4. I really liked my ActivMotion bar! I got the 6lb and thought it was a joke until I started using it. Looks are definitely deceiving!

  5. I’m all about workout equipment that doesn’t take up a ton of room- I live in a 1 bedroom apartment and I have few weights and mats, but that’s about it- treadmils and a bunch of random stuff aren’t an option so this is great!

  6. This looks like a good product for cross training.

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