Innovation comes in all forms, shapes, sizes and beauty. article, photo article, photo

In our competitive female grappling industry, one competitor who wins often and innovatively more often, is the great San Francisco Recruiter, Isamar.

She can win with grit and MMA style or with sheer muscle and iron will. article, photo article, photo

We’ve seen her do it so often at private events, like her matches at


A fitness pathway that is gaining acceptance due to its innovation and effectiveness is the Bodyblade. article, photo credit article, photo credit

Have you ever heard of it? Female athletes? Due to its light weight and use, it’s very female friendly. Some testimonials speak to that.

Rebecca Giddens is a United States slalom canoer who competed from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, she won a silver medal in the K-1 event in Athens in 2004.

Ms. Giddens also won three medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. article, photo credit article, photo credit

In terms of her love of using the Bodyblade for fitness, she smiles, “I did use the blade quite a bit prior to the 2004 Games. I was having a lot of shoulder problems leading up to the Olympics. The Bodyblade was a large part of my rehab – it truly made a difference in keeping my shoulders intact, not to mention gave my entire body a workout at the same time! Awesome product!”

Then there is Valerie Sinkus of PT Professional Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. who shares, “I wanted to let you know how valuable we have found Bodyblade to be in the rehabilitation of our patients. We use it with the pre and post-op shoulders, knees and low backs. Its uses are only limited by the Therapist’s imagination. My staff and my patients thank you.”

Those are two very impressive women who possess innovative resumes.

It’s time to visit the Bodyblade group because they have a wonderful story to tell. article, photo credit article, photo credit

At they proudly express, “Created by Bruce Hymanson, PT, Bodyblade® pioneered vibration and inertia training in 1991. With its patented design, it was created to address the deep dynamic stabilizers of the spine and to provide a stable platform for all other rehabilitation, sport performance training, fitness enhancement and personal training regimen, resulting in improved wellness, function and muscle definition.

No other training device or machine can offer the same quality core stability exercises, shoulder and pelvic stabilization and overall vibration training benefits as the Bodyblade. There is nothing to put together, simply open the box and you are ready for a complete workout in minutes.”

No wonder the testimonials are coming in with enthusiasm. So how does it work?

Their team continues, “The key to Bodyblade® is the rapid contraction technology (RCT) which automatically contracts your muscles up to 270 times a minute. With over 600 muscles in your body, Bodyblade automatically contracts the right muscles at the right time, every moment you’re exercising for a fast, effective and intelligent workout. The harder you drive the blade back and forth (Flex Intensity), the greater the flex, and the more resistance you receive resulting in a strong, reactive and stable body.” article, photo credit article, photo credit

The benefits include:

  • Increased overall strength, balance and coordination
  • Improved joint stability, flexibility and wellness
  • Increased cardiovascular fitness
  • Stronger, more reactive core
  • Increased muscle endurance
  • Effectively targets all muscles groups in the body automatically to maximize calorie burn

You should obtain a lean toned body in a fraction of the time of a traditional workout. article, photo credit article, photo credit

We’ve read two female friendly testimonials, so now a product review would be in order. The enjoyable and widely respected fitness site obliges. “This futuristic-looking tool seems like something from outer space and, fittingly, promises to deliver an out-of-this-world workout. Using vibration training, the Bodyblade targets specific muscle groups by varying the positions of the body or direction of the flexing blade. The blade rapidly changes directions at a rhythm of 4.5 cycles per second, which means your body has to move 270 times per minute to resist the forces of it moving back and forth. According to the website, it promises to deliver benefits such as enhanced coordination, flexibility, posture, efficiency of muscle function, and muscle definition.”

We’re going to turn our attention to a visiting writer who relates his experience with the Bodyblade.

The Bodyblade Exerciser, A Revolutionary Rehabilitation And Exercise Tool

By Are Kallak 

The bodyblade exerciser represents a highly innovative advance in exercise equipment. The Bodyblade is a reactive, oscillating device that utilizes inertia to generate up to 270 muscle contractions per minute. Most other systems work on the principle of the user attempting to lift a weighted item or stretch an elastic band.

This fitness equipment however, works on the opposite premise: Once the ends begin to move, inertia wants to keep them in motion and it’s up to you to resist. Thus, the risk of injury through overexertion is greatly reduced. In addition, Bodyblade Exerciser will directly impact whatever sport you play by specifically targeting those muscle groups used in a particular sport. Many of the exercises you perform with this fitness accessory mimic the same movements athletes use in competition, allowing you to train your body to execute moves faster and with more force.

With Bodyblade there are no weights or elastic bands that can break. You control the intensity and acceleration of the movement, which makes it safer and more effective than other equipment. Bodyblade is technically known as a dynamic reactive instrument, which means that it matches the force you put into the blade and nothing more.

As it moves back and forth four and half times per second, it uses the principles of inertia to stimulate the muscles and make them stronger. The better conditioned the user, the more enhanced the workout will be. Tis is a piece of equipment that should not be ignored, it may look funny to start with but it’s a highly effective and versatile way of training everything from throwing sports to core stability.

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