Does anyone have/has anyone tried the Shakeweight?

previous topic · next topic
an00bis

Joined: Jun 10
Posts: 641

      quote  
Posted: 10 Oct 2010, 17:48
The product is a scam and does not do anything for you. There is also no such thing as "toning". The only thing you can do for yourself to provide the "toned" look you're most likely referring to is to weight train and decrease your body fat percentage.

I've had numerous arguments on the forums as to why this is true. I can elaborate more, but there's a good chance it'll just turn into an inane debate involving people that provide no back up and have no credibility. If you're willing to listen to reason though, I'll certainly take the time to explain. In the meantime, here are some sources to explain my point:
Shake weight scam:
http://www.healthandfitnessadvice.com/the-healthy-skeptic/the-shake-weight-gets-a-do-not-buy-recommendation.html
Important information regarding "toning":
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/goulet5.htm
http://www.musclehack.com/how-to-get-a-toned-body-weight-training-for-women/
http://figureathlete.t-nation.com/free_online_article/training/4_things_your_girlfriend_should_know
http://www.criticalbench.com/muscle_toning_workout.htm
http://www.criticalbench.com/progressive-overload.htm
http://www.musclehack.com/the-best-way-to-gain-muscle-mass/

I realize that's a lot to take in, but I think you'll believe it more if it's not just me giving you a summary. I can though, if that's what you want.


If you think my post is too abrasive, harsh, or offensive, you're:
A) Wrong.
B) Too sensitive.
C) Not going to receive an apology for pointing it out.
xskittlesx

Joined: Sep 10
Posts: 6

      quote  
Posted: 10 Oct 2010, 17:52
Hiya thanks, I had just deleted my comment before yours popped up. I looked up some reviews online and saw its total BS haha. Thanks!
Getting there...one day at a time....
Oddity

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 280

      quote  
Posted: 10 Oct 2010, 18:55
an00bis, it depends on one's goals, of course.

You can't over look the principle of training specificity. As this article demonstrates: http://www.sportsci.org/news/traingain/resistance.html
When competitive swimmers, rowers, and cyclists strength trained there was no noticeable performance gain. The author suggests a focus on technique through sport specific exercises will yield the most benefit. So just as a cyclist will probably have the best luck improving their cycling by cycling, using the Shakeweight is the best training for the upcoming Shakeweight Olympiad. or any sort of sporting event that involves shaking a 2.5 lb weight vigorously.

Xskittlesx, I hope you will forgive me having a little fun.Smile
an00bis

Joined: Jun 10
Posts: 641

      quote  
Posted: 10 Oct 2010, 21:04
haha, Oddity, you're absolutely right. I like that a lot.

If you want to be the best at doing sit ups, do only sit ups. Want to be the best at holding an oscillating 'weight'? Get the shakeweight immediately. If you want the 'toned' look in your ab region, use progressive overload to exercise your abs and decrease your body fat. Simple as that. Goes for every body part.

Skittles, I'm glad you did some research before buying it. Good work!
If you think my post is too abrasive, harsh, or offensive, you're:
A) Wrong.
B) Too sensitive.
C) Not going to receive an apology for pointing it out.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search


Latest Posts

How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I Weigh in once a week and post the result on a sheet I have hanging on bedroom wall so I can see it every morning when I get up. I plan to keep this up until I reach my goal weight. I aim to for my best ...
by Transformation Butterfly on 31 Jul 14 06:24 AM
upper body melt down
Exercise alone is not the answer. Eat healthy, lose weight, and exercise, it all works together. The exercise is good for firming you muscles, strengthening your bones, and your overall health.
by wholefoodnut on 30 Jul 14 09:28 AM
Weigh In
A lot depends on your exercise routine. If you are doing muscle building things, like dumbbells or bigger weights, remember that the composition of muscle if different from the composition of fat. As you ...
by eddie1261 on 30 Jul 14 12:36 AM
Fitbit
I have a Fitbit but found it to be so inaccurate that I quit using it. One morning I sat down at my piano to practice, and in 45 minutes my Fitbit had recorded over 1000 steps, and I was sitting at the ...
by eddie1261 on 29 Jul 14 11:20 PM
First race
Nice job! I just did my 3rd race last night. I'm not a runner and still don't really like running but I do like working towards a goal and the sense of accomplishment that you get, plus the crowd ...
by gnat824 on 27 Jul 14 11:33 AM