I’m sure many of you have seen The Shake Weight on TV, or on the ‘net. I was walking through Dick’s Sporting Goods store looking for some new workout clothes, and saw the Shake Weight. Of course, I had to review this new “revolutionary” exercise machine…
BTW, The company claims there’s research behind this gadget. There was a “study” comparing it to a one arm 2.5 dumbbell curl that was a joke. It was a the perfect study set up to get an effect, vs actually compare something valid. Not surprisingly, they found the Shake Weight used more muscle mass, burned more cals, etc, then a single arm 2.5lb dumbbell curl. Had they say compared it to shaking a gallon of water in a similar motion, they would have found the water at least as effective, or more so due to the water weighing more. Had they done something closer to an apples to apples comparison, no such effect would be found…
The study attempts some complex mumbo jumbo – what I like to call baffling people with BS – to make the Shake Weight look superior, and to a 2.5lb dumbbell curl, it was. No surprises there. Take a sand bag you can get for around the same price, via SandBag Fitness Systems (see recommended products section for more info) and do a circuit of exercises, and I assure you, the sandbag would blow the goofy Shake Weight away on all levels.
It’s not rocket science folks!
Oh, and for those who dared me, here’s my Snuggie Review!
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