Bun & Thigh Rocker Exercises
The Body by Jake Bun and Thigh Rocker was once the exercise machine with the No. 1 ranked infomercial in 2001, reports "All Business" magazine. While the Bun and Thigh Rocker is no longer available for purchase, you can still find the machine for sale through private sellers and secondhand shops. Knowing how to perform the various exercises with your Bun and Thigh Rocker can help you target all areas of the legs.
Knowing how to use the Bun and Thigh Rocker properly limits the chance for injuries while increasing your chances for noticeable results. Carefully straddle the rocker seat, planting your feet on either side. Lower your body onto the seat while supporting your back with the backrest. When you've achieved a comfortable position, carefully lift your feet onto the bottom platform so your entire body is supported by the rocker. To complete the exercise, press upward so that the backrest slides up to the top of the machine. As you become more comfortable with the motion, add resistance bands onto the knobs at the back of the machine to increase the difficulty of the exercise.
To feel a greater pull and strengthening in your thighs, target the area by keeping your stance low and pulsing several times. Instead of pressing your body up to the top of the machine, exert power into your thighs and push yourself up halfway. From the halfway point, pulse your body rapidly up and down 15 times, releasing your body only a few inches at a time. You should easily feel the strain in your upper thighs as they work to support your body. Again, add resistance bands to the back to increase the difficult y of the exercise as needed.
The Body by Jake Bun and Thigh Rocker is a machine much like a basic leg press that you'll find in any commercial gym. The difference is that you're pressing your body upward as your main mode of resistance, and a leg press pushes weights upward instead. Using this theory, you can complete a traditional calf press as explained on ShapeFit.com. Raise yourself and the backrest up so that your legs are straight, with your knees slightly bent. Then, raise yourself onto your toes, as high as you can. Drop back to your heels to complete one repetition. Complete 15 repetitions to complete a set, adjusting the resistance bands as necessary.
Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.