Shake weight

  • Greygull

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    Jul 17, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    So, here I am, running on my treadmill alst night when teh shake weight commercial came on. I laughed but then thought to my self" what if it works?


    So boys? anyone got one? are they awful?
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    Jul 17, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    That thing looks ridiculous. It doesn't make any sense, shaking doesn't get you ripped lol, weight does.
  • Greygull

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    Jul 17, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    That was my thought
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    Jul 17, 2010 4:49 AM GMT
    Fuck, that reminds me...been meaning to get one of those things.
    Yes, it will work to condition your arms but not bulk them.
    Yes, I have a much more creative idea for its use.
    Yes, it involves video.
    No, I'm not telling my idea.
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    Jul 17, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    The concept of "Dynamic Inertia" they are blabbing about holds a bit of ground, but i wouldn't be caught dead giving a handy to a dumbell any day of the week. You are better off filling a 5 gallon water jug half way and shaking that back and forth. Its the same idea, only cheaper, and more effective.... And no you wont Gain size or muscle, but it will help your nerves recruit more muscle fibers for contraction.

    In closing:

    Shake-weight is gimmicky Bullshit
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    Jul 17, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    The vibration plates work for conditioning, so I don't see why those wouldn't work for your arms... if the frequency is right.
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    Jul 17, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    Every time i see those commercials i cant help but crack the fuck up laughing. yes i know i have a dirty mind.
  • NerdLifter

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    Jul 17, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    Whenever I see the shake weight commercial, I wonder what the hell was going through the actors' minds...
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    Jul 17, 2010 7:52 AM GMT
    Frostea23 saidWhenever I see the shake weight commercial, I wonder what the hell was going through the actors' minds...


    You mean "how much was going through their wallets".
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    Jul 17, 2010 8:18 AM GMT
    stupid shit like this reminds me of when I was a kid and my grandmother had one of those machines that shook your mid section until you were about to throw up...we loved playing on it as children, but now that I look back on it...how fucking stupid it was for them to think it was going to help them lose weight....lmao!!


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    Jul 17, 2010 8:30 AM GMT
    Like anything new this is an old concept. Except before you held blades 4 ft. long. They sold them in the 70's, 80's, 90's.

    Theoretically, they do work. And I hate infomercial crap. But yes, since you are fighting the weight back and forth, they could work. Maybe build up slow twitch fiber muscle. Since you are constantly fighting the weight.

    I hate to say it but in concept, it would build muscle. It would build up slow twitch fiber if used properly. It will not make you Mr. Olympia, but they should work a bit to build muscle. Slow twitch muscle.