Don't get too excited, fishermen. Power Reels might help you build the strength to pull in the big one, but these dumbbell-resistance band hybrids are all about self-imposed, not catch-imposed, sweat, burn, and grunt. A portable fitness tool and total body gym, Power Reels are designed to provide constant resistance over the full range of the exercise you're using them for, making your muscles work harder to move weight that feels much more intense than the 3-, 5-, and 8-pound resistances the Reels come in.
Each Power Reels pair itself weights just 2 pounds, so in addition to home and office use, they're easy to bring along when you travel, or want to get in some upper body and core work after a trail run.
Unlike weight machines with static up-down or side-to-side ranges of motion, Power Reels allow for multi-directional motions, so you can perform exercises that simulate movements your body does naturally, or at least that are compatible with the way it was built to move. And unlike free weights, Power Reels' constant resistance design aims to make you work through both the concentric (contraction) and eccentric (extension) portions of your reps. Gravity will not be your wingman.
Those who purchase Power Reels will also be able to sign up for the Power Reels online fitness program, which includes individual exercise videos you can incorporate into existing workouts, plus full-length online total body workouts you can stream and follow on days you don't feel like putting your own together. And if you're looking for a gift for an athlete, the Power Reels price is right, and reviews are good.