Exerciseless exercise

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    Aug 01, 2007 7:40 AM GMT
    Does anyone else find this phenomenon creepy? The whole electronic micropulse thing, I mean. Taut muscles without effort, blah blah. Surely exercise is its own reward?
  • jc_online

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    Aug 01, 2007 12:27 PM GMT
    I think it's counterproductive for me. I exercise to get stronger and improve endurance, as well as look better neked. If your only goal is taught muscles and not strength or endurance, then it might be what you're looking for.

    That's my 2 cents...
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    Aug 01, 2007 12:46 PM GMT
    Yep, creepy, and lazy and probably just a bunch of snake oil.
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    Aug 01, 2007 3:47 PM GMT
    I have a feeling that there might be something to it on an industrial scale, but the little kits sold in the back of magazines are probably worthless. I had an episode with some nerve damage that involved doctors hooking my arm up to all kinds of electrodes. It was creepy and unpleasant. But it was kind of impressive what they could make my arm do with no input from me.

    I've also been wondering a lot, recently, about the vibration tables that are being promoted everywhere. If they really worked, wouldn't truck drivers and farmers be the buffest dudes around?
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    Aug 01, 2007 3:51 PM GMT
    I take issue with the models for such crap. What money driven losers, taking advantage of people instead of helping them with proper advice.

  • Aug 01, 2007 7:22 PM GMT
    There is evidence for using electrical stimulation to strengthen certain muscles but it's only viable where there is muscle inhibition such as after knee surgery to limit quads wasting post op.
    It's unlikely to give you a 6 pack though
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    Aug 01, 2007 9:14 PM GMT
    What piques my curiosity is that almost $15k contraption that they claim can give you a full-body workout in just four minutes:

    http://www.fastexercise.com/
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    Aug 02, 2007 2:47 AM GMT
    absolute nonsense.

    they have been taken off the shelves here in australia because it was proven they do not work.
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    Aug 02, 2007 2:52 AM GMT
    I want that machine from the Matrix. The one that KNITS you knew muscles.

    *takes up his needles* Lets see... I'll do my abs in blue, I think, with little pink zig-zaggy things. Knit one, pearl two...
  • GQjock

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    Aug 02, 2007 10:33 PM GMT
    No...all's its likely to do is make the guy who marketed it's ass muscles clench for joy everytime a cash register rings one up...

    This is the old isotonic contraction thing again
    Isotonic muscle contraction....ie: muscle contraction without any movement will not really do anything for you