30 September 2017

SixPad - My First Impressions

I think it's been a while since I posted anything tech related on the blog and I've got so much planned tech wise - introducing you to my gaming setup and the games I'm really enjoying playing etc - but I keep forgetting to stop and write the posts because I'm too busy "researching" for them by playing the games.

So I decided that in this blog post I would talk about a piece of technology I have been using now for a few weeks and tell you a little bit about it and what my first thoughts of it are.

And this piece of technology isn't gaming related at all.

But because I've decided that I really would love to be labelled as a "tech blogger" someday branching out into anything and everything "techy" is the way forward and over the next few months, I will be upping my game, getting some good tech-related content out and this post is the perfect place to begin.

If you follow me on my social media channels then you may have seen that recently I have lost a little bit of weight which will hopefully continue until I hit my goal weight (I will be posting about my weight loss journey quite soon, so look out for that)

Anyway, as part of this journey, I not only wanted to lose weight but I wanted to tone up too and begin to re-build any muscle I may have once had - and this is where my love of tech stepped in.

I joined the gym, which I did am managing to go around three to four times a week at the moment.  I haven't been putting my self through the most gruelling of sessions just yet though but I have been doing a steady routine combing a little cardio and some light to medium weights with the odd little abs workout thrown in.

I've never really been the type of person to spend ages in the gym solely working on my abs which is why I can safely say that I haven't had a six pack since I was, oh about sixteen.

To be honest the whole process just bores me and after about ten minutes doing a few sit-ups, I'm more than ready to move on to the bike for 30 minutes.

And here is where the technology plays its part. 

A few weeks ago I was sent a SIXPAD Abs Fit



The SIXPAD is a piece of advanced EMS training equipment that targets the abdominal muscle's, helping to build core strength and providing a safe, comfortable and highly effective twenty-three-minute workout.

And if you don't know what EMS stands for you are not alone - I'm not embarrassed to admit that I didn't have a clue either - it stands for...

"Electrical Muscle Stimulation"

Quite self-explanatory really.

I am a busy guy but I figured I could quite easily spare just 23-minutes a day to stick on the SixPad and let it give my abs a nice workout



So what did I think of it to begin with?

Well, my only ever experience of using one of these types of products isn't a good one really - it was years ago and all I can remember is that when I strapped it around my waist I thought I was wearing the WWE world championship belt it was so large, bulky and uncomfortable.

I remember putting it on for about five minutes that was that, I just didn't like it at all and let us just say, it really didn't help me get my "slender" body.

The SixPad is the total opposite of this and I was actually really surprised at how slimline and cool looking it was - like some sort of futuristic technology and even the packaging looked great. 

The designer certainly got this spot on.

So now that I was impressed and drawn to the product, how did it actually work?

Well, I found it really easy to use.
I simply stuck the product to my abdominal area and switched it on - yep it really is as simple as that.

I pressed the + sign a few times to increase the intensity level so I could feel it pulsing my abs more, giving it a nice, stronger workout.
I wouldn't say I felt any discomfort at all at any time and the sticky pads used to keep it to my skin were really adhesive and held really well - walking around wasn't a problem in the slightest.

Over the next few days, I did play around with the intensity levels more until I found the maximum level I felt I could handle whilst still (weirdly) kind of enjoying it at the same time.

Yes, honestly, I really did enjoy my midriff having its own little dance while the SixPad went to work.

So, long-term plans?

Well, I've been using it now for a couple of weeks and I do really like it.
I'm not going to lie and tell you I now have an amazingly toned six pack -I wish - but what I will say is that everything below my man boobs has really started to tighten up a little and I honestly feel tonnes better than I did a few months ago.

I've also been a bit adventurous and because the SixPad is so slim and lightweight I have started doing little household tasks and nipping out into the garden whilst the machine was in motion - I'm getting a better body whilst loading the dishwasher or preparing the breakfast - it's great.

And it's really not noticeable under clothing either (clothing type will obviously determine this though) and even when we had visitors I could still stick it on and enjoy the workout whilst socialising.



And here's a quick summary of the SixPad's key features:
• Daily training program of 23 minutes to tone and define your abs
• One touch operation with automatic warm-up and cool-down stages
• A slim, ultra-light, cordless, and unisex design for training on the go
• 15 Intensity levels allows you to tailor your work-out
• MTG's proprietary waveform with a frequency of 20Hz, the proven optimum frequency for muscle training
• MTG's proprietary waveform with a frequency of 20HZ, the proven optimum frequency for muscle training.
• Our advanced gel sheets last 28-30 training sessions

I will be publishing five weeks so look out for that, and hopefully, if the SixPad has worked some magic, I should have some before and after photos to show too.
I will also be telling you more about the product and what the brand aims to achieve too.

If you have any questions about the product, feel free to ask me in the comments section below and I will try my best to answer.

CARL
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Item sent for review, all words and pictures are my own
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