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I Want One: Skorcher

If working out at home is more your speed than hitting the gym, then you may want to add this piece of exercise equipment to your collection. Called the Skorcher, it was designed by a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This machine claims to deliver you "the world's best butt exercise," known as the thrust. It can also be used for dozens of other exercises that work every muscle in your body, but targets your glutes, thighs, and abs. Check out the video below to see some examples.

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There are actually three different models: the Skorcher ($399), Skorcher Xtreme ($799) and the Skorcher Pro ($1,199). Some fitness trainers believe a Skorcher isn't necessary because many of the same exercises can be done without this piece of equipment. Other trainers love it because the Skorcher makes many exercises more challenging, and they feel the extra challenge is worth the investment. In my opinion, anything that helps make strength training exercises easier means you'll be motivated to do them more often. Iif you love working out on machines, this could be your new favorite thing. I would like to experiment with one, how about you?

Click the images below to see what other exercises a Skorcher can be used for.


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bretcontreras bretcontreras 7 years
Hey ladies, I'm the inventor of this product. I invented it so you could do more range of motion than the glute bridge off the floor. The glute bridge offers around 8 inches range of motion, the Skorcher offers 24 inches, so you triple the range of motion. You can't get this range of motion just by elevating one side of the body, you have to elevate both sides. I had the exercise tested against squats, deadlifts, and lunges, and the hip thrust provided over 3 times more gluteal activation. So this exercise is amazing for anyone who wants a better butt. I have a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and I own a gym in Scottsdale. Every female client I train says that hip thrusts off the Skorcher is their favorite exercise because they feel the burning in their butt- the place they want to feel it most. We use the Skorcher Pro at my gym, seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NziMLT-NAnY When girls get strong enough, we add weight to the exercise to make it harder. This is the absolute best way to get a better butt. Work the hips through a full range of motion with the right amount of resistance and the direction of the resistance pulling the hips straight back. It's not like squats and lunges where the stronger you get, the bigger your quads get. Or like deadlifts where the stronger you get, the bigger your back gets. The stronger you get at hip thrusts, the rounder and perkier your butt gets, so you keep that sexy shape while you lose fat. Everyone told me that this exercise works so well that I need to create a home model, so that's why I made the Skorcher. After I invented it, I realized that you could do a whole lot of other exercises to for the upper body, abs, and lower body. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me at bretcontreras@hotmail.com. Thanks for the plug fitsugar!!!
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
i'm confused. i can do all that stuff on a mat or as pixelhaze said, on some sort of incline in my own home.but i find it interesting that they mention using it for weights; as a bench press or for legs. But where do the weights go? For the leg extension exercises, a guy isn't going to sit there and do that without any weights! So that looks like silly marketing to me.The thrust? More marketing. Anyone who does pilates is already doing that as part of their routine and does not use a fancy machine for it either. If you really don't want to do it alone, *ahem* ask your SO to help you out ;)
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
i'm confused. i can do all that stuff on a mat or as pixelhaze said, on some sort of incline in my own home. but i find it interesting that they mention using it for weights; as a bench press or for legs. But where do the weights go? For the leg extension exercises, a guy isn't going to sit there and do that without any weights! So that looks like silly marketing to me. The thrust? More marketing. Anyone who does pilates is already doing that as part of their routine and does not use a fancy machine for it either. If you really don't want to do it alone, *ahem* ask your SO to help you out ;)
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
"Better butt, better body"...Too funny.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
the commercial was really flashy and i got a lil distracted by the music. that piece of equipment seems rather expensive for things one can do at home on the floor, on a ball or even on a bench. and for those of us with gym memberships, i'd stick to my gym and their equipment then spending any more $$.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
This seems really expensive, but I really do like doing exercises on machines more than on my own.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 7 years
haha I have one that I got for free!! haha not really but I used to do a similar move on the rails of the stair landing on my house - I used to climb on all kinds of things when I was little - and it was exactly like that. Hmm wonder if I tried it now if I would break something. . . .
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