I have been totally inactive for 8 months due to a foot injury during a half marathon. I am able to use the Bellicon and it does not worsen my foot injury. At 57, my muscles had atrophied drastically and I had gained 10 pounds since the injury. I am amazed at how quickly my body started changing.
I started at 1 minute in the morning and 1 minute at night, increased to 2 minutes by the end of the first week. The second week, I progressed to 3 minutes and then 5 minutes. In the third week, I went to 7 and 10 minutes once a day. The muscles in my legs are back, I have calves and quads again! My ab area has trimmed down and the wings under my arms have stopped flapping (I hold 1 pound weights and do the exercises shown in the videos). I have only lost a couple pounds, but that is because I am adding muscles as I am losing fat. The quality of the frame, mat and bungies is great!
I could not be more happy with my Bellicon and will be recommending them to everyone I get the chance to tell.