How to Use a Body by Jake Bun & Thigh Rocker

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Body by Jake is a long-established fitness company specializing in at-home fitness products that are marketed mainly through infomercials. The company is backed by fitness professional Jake Steinfeld. The Bun and Thigh Rocker is one of the original products from this line. You can purchase it online or you can find used or refurbished models locally. The rocker offers varying resistance levels and, depending on how you use it, can provide either an aerobic workout or a lower-body strength-training workout.

Using the Bun and Thigh Rocker

Review your machine's manual or video if one of these is included with your purchase. These items offer tips on how the Bun and Thigh Rocker can be used. Wear cushioned fitness shoes, which will provide the proper arch for your feet.

Depending on the resistance level you want from your machine, choose one or two of the PowerFlex bands and attach them to either side of the seat. Make sure they are secure with the clasps. The lighter bands will give the machine less resistance. At this level, you will use the machine mainly for a cardio workout. The heavier bands make the machine more difficult to use, and the resistance will provide a harder, muscle-building workout for your buttocks and thighs.

Sit in the seat of the Bun and Thigh Rocker, maintaining good posture. Your hands should clasp the two rubber handles.

Place your feet on the middle of the foot plate, making sure your toes and heels are on the plate.

Squeeze your buttocks muscles and slowly push the foot plate with the balls of your feet until the seat of the machine begins moving back. Continue pushing slowly until you get the full range of motion of the machine and then slowly bend your knees until you return to the starting position.

For varied workouts, change the placement of your feet. Pointing your toes outward will place more emphasis on your abductor (inner thigh) muscles. You can also place your feet closer together or farther apart to hit your leg muscles from different angles.

Tips

For strength-training, you should take at least two seconds to push the machine and two seconds to return to the starting position. For a cardio workout, the movements should be quick so you can elevate your heart rate.

Warnings

Always speak to a doctor before starting a new workout routine.

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