Then try the new Shake Weight!
This is the latest piece of exercise equipment to hit the infomercial channels as we all shake off those winter blues and try to get in shape before sleeveless Spring fashions find us guilty of being in possession of Awful Arms and Saggy Shoulders. This is the time of year that the Christmas indulgences come back to bite us in the …arm… and any new item of exercise gear, no matter how laughable, will be snapped up if it will do the job and produce results.
So is the Shake Weight that killer piece of equipment?
The marketing hype claims:
- It’s based on a “completely new” workout technology system called Dynamic Inertia.
- It’ll help you get toned and lean arms, tighten sagging chest muscles and give you sculpted and shapely shoulders.
- It specifically targets the dreaded “batwings” that lurk under the upper arm.
- It can give fantastic results when used for just 6 minutes a day.
- It causes more muscle fibres to be engaged than if you work out with dumbbells, increasing muscular activity by up to 300%.
So it’s a dumbbell that vibrates backwards and forwards. What’s funny about that?
Well, it’s a bit – shall we say suggestive – to say the least! If you don’t understand, you’re too young and should be watching the Disney channel Or else you’re my Mum :) The rest of you – just watch this video of Ellen Degeneres trying the Shake Weight out. Laugh? I nearly split my pants!
Ellen started out by laughing at the Shake Weight and finished by being so impressed that she bought more than one! Just using the Shake Weight long enough to make a joke out of it worked her biceps and triceps so that she was still feeling it next day!
In my opinion as a Personal Trainer, 6 minutes a day is a bit light and the Shake Weight should be combined with other exercise (plus a reduction in calories consumed) to give the best results. That being said, it will certainly work your upper body muscles and target flabby biceps and saggy triceps, and with a little practice can be part of a really effective exercise routine. And at $19.95 (plus s & h), the Shake Weight won’t break the bank, either.
Laugh at the same time and you’ll get an abdominal workout as well. Just joking
If you’d like to check out the Shake Weight for yourself, follow the link.
If however you’re interested in something less gimmicky and definitely does work take a look at The Truth About Abs no gimmicks just rock solid information that will help you lose weight quickly and safely.