About Booty Max
Using multi-directional resistance (MDR) technology, Booty Max is a heavy-duty exercise device that promises to work a “full range of muscle motions” and to help shape and tone glutes, thighs, quads, calves, and more.
Overall, we’re told Booty Max works over three steps:
- Stand on the deck and strap the padded ankle cuff to your left or right leg.
- Hold onto the handle in front of you
- Perform one or more of the following 7 exercises: calf raise, kickback, hamstring curl, outer thigh, diagonal kickback, inner thigh, or squat.
While this targeted resistance promises to maximize muscle activity, you can also wrap the cable around Booty Max’s Smart Dial for even more resistance, which can help you burn more calories in less time.
We’re told Booty Max’s handle even detaches to provide a great upper body workout!
Then, when you’re finished working out, Booty Max’s space saving design allows all the parts to store inside the bottom of the deck, which can then slide easily under the sofa, or in a drawer or closet.
It seems like Booty Max has a lot going for it, right? But before you hand over your money, you want to know if it really can deliver a better derriere. And if so, will it last a long time?
Let’s start by talking about resistance.
How Can Resistance Help You Get Fit? How Many Calories Will You Burn?
The definition of resistance (at least, as it relates to Booty Max) is “the opposition offered by one thing, force, etc., to another.”
Gravity is one example of resistance. Friction is another (such as car tires slowing down as they roll over pavement). So is lifting weights.
Regarding this last one, whenever you lift weights, the resistance they deliver creates microscopic tears in your muscles. When these tears heal, they slightly increase the strength of the muscle, as well as its size. So, by repeatedly lifting weights, you can sculpt your muscles.
With this in mind, the Booty Max website places a lot of emphasis on their multi-directional resistance (MDR) technology, as well as on “targeted” resistance.
These sure sound fancy, but the former simply means you can apply resistance in multiple directions, while the latter means you can choose where you want that resistance to occur (e.g. glutes, calves, etc.).
Can Booty Max deliver these? Sure. However, it’s important to keep in mind this is something you could also accomplish with free weights or traditional resistance bands (more about this soon).
Finally, in order to burn the “maximum” number of calories in the shortest possible time, you’ll almost certainly need to perform cardiovascular exercises, which elevate your heart rate. You can even take this one step further and perform higher impact routines involving interval training.
However, unless you’re vigorously kicking your leg on Booty Max for an extended period of time, it might be difficult to achieve this. So, if you’re expecting to shred through calories with the device, you might end up disappointed.
Pro tip: This calculator indicates a 150lb person would burn about 148 calories in a 30-minute resistance band session. This is compared to 260 calories for cycling, 210 calories performing aerobics, and 300 calories while running.
How Much Does Booty Max Cost?
Booty Max is priced at two payments of $19.95 plus $11.99 S&H. With your order, you’ll also receive two free bonuses:
- Workout Guide
- Nutrition Guide
- Workout DVD
All Booty Max orders come with a 30-day money back guarantee, less S&H. To request one, Tekno Products’ customer service can be reached at (844) 826-2684.
Where Are Booty Max’s Reviews? What About the Competition?
Looking for Booty Max reviews? We were too during our research, although the exercise device had just been released, so it hadn’t been around long enough to garner any customer feedback.
Based on what’s listed on their website, we learned that Booty Max is manufactured by Tekno Products, Inc. based out of Rutherford, NJ. Not much is listed elsewhere online about the company, although they appear to manufacture a couple other ASOTV products, including Quick Taco Non-Stick Baking Rack, Dual Draft Blocker, and Draw Jammies.
Taking a look at the competition, there don’t seem to be any other fitness devices designed meaningfully similar to Booty Max.
From a functionality perspective, though, you can achieve much of the same targeted, multi-directional resistance using traditional resistance bands, especially using ones designed specifically for ankles, thighs, and/or legs.
What’s more, most of these resistance bands come in sets, so you’ll often get multiple resistance levels (light, medium, and heavy) to match your current—and future—needs. Some of these sets are priced as much as 50% less than Booty Max, and are even available locally to help you save on S&H!
Bottom Line: Will Booty Max Help You Get a Better Looking Derriere?
From an outside perspective, it’s extraordinarily tough to determine who might benefit most from a single piece of fitness equipment. After all, there are so many factors at play, including how long someone’s been working out (if at all), their goals, diet, and physical limitations, to name just a few.
Who might Booty Max work best for? We’ll wrap this up in a second, but let’s quickly go over a couple points.
Some Final Notes About Booty Max
To begin, it appears that there are only two resistance levels provided by Booty Max: 1) the cable wrapped around the “Smart Dial” and 2) not wrapped around it.
In either instance, we’re not told what these resistance levels equate to in pounds, so there’s no way to know in advance if this will deliver enough to reach your fitness goals.
Similarly, there’s no indication of how much resistance you’ll get for working out your upper body, although it doesn’t appear to you can use the Smart Dial outside of your legs.
Speaking of which, it doesn’t appear that Booty Max’s handle is intended to provide anything other than a slight amount of support for balance. Also, its padded deck appears fairly narrow and no weight limit is noted.
Given this, if you have mobility and/or balance issues that require moderate to heavy support, or if you’re heavier, you might want to continue looking.
Wrapping Up Our Booty Max Research
Looking at this as a consumer (after all, we shop online too!), while it seems like Booty Max could certainly help you get started on your fitness journey, given its limited resistance levels, it might be something you quickly outgrow.
On top of this, if you’re simply looking to find out if resistance band workouts suit your needs, you can find traditional sets online that include 3-4 resistance levels for as little as $10. As we mentioned above, many are available locally too, potentially saving S&H and making returns super easy.
Ultimately, reaching your fitness goals is about maintaining motivation, and it seems like Booty Max could be a fun new way of encouraging you to work out. But if you’re even remotely fit already, it might be the case that other options deliver more value for the money.
What did you think of Booty Max? Tell us below in your review!
60 out 64 people found this review helpful
Cheaply made, video leaves more to be desired
The "heavy duty" workout machine feels like it weighs less than one pound, the stability bar wobbles when you use it, and the inner thigh exercise doesn't feel as if it is working anything. When you start the DVD, the "warm-up" is the instructor doing the exercise for approximately five seconds while on the screen it says to perform this for 30 seconds. So you have to pause while doing each of these exercises.
Same goes for the workout. She shows you how to do maybe four reps, and the next screen has her performing it on the other leg for the same amount of reps. You'd think she could have done the entire workout!
I only used it once so far, and I can feel it working my muscles and my booty, but they could have worked on the above-mentioned areas a little more.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend