Shake Weight for Men Dumbbell
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If you watch television, you’ve likely seen the infomercials for the Shake Weight. It’s a rather strange looking product that gyrates in your hands and promises to give you a great workout in just six minutes a day. It looks like a gimmick for sure. But, before you write it off, you should definitely take a look at the Shake Weight for men, especially if you want to make a difference in your upper body fitness, but you don’t have a lot of time. Of those who have used the product, a significant majority say that it works.
Shake Weight was invented by Johan Verheem, who was intrigued by the concept of a workout using inertia, based on a product he found from the 1990s, that was bow that was designed to be shaken. That product didn’t take off, but Verheem believed that was because the public didn’t understand it. He believed in the concept of using inertia to work out muscles, so he began testing his own product. He worked with a design team in Taiwan and, over time, crafted a product designed to work muscles in the arms through the power of inertia. Because inertia works the muscles so fast, only a few minutes of workout time is needed (or possible). The idea was to get the result of 30 or 40 minutes of weight training in a fraction of the time.
He first released the Shake Weight for women, and did so right about the time that the public started to comment on First Lady Michelle Obama’s beautifully sculpted arms. Verheem decided that it was the perfect time to release the product because women were more interested than ever in sculpting their own arms and looking as great as the First Lady in their sleeveless dresses. Since its release, the Shake Weights (one designed for women and one for men) have sold in the millions.
Essentially, the Shake Weight uses inertia to work all the muscles in your arm while you simply hold it still, or attempt to. It is said to increase muscle activity by 300 percent compared to regular weights. You begin shaking the weight, but once started, it basically shakes on its own. It is designed to be used just six minutes a day, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to use it for six minutes in the beginning. When testing the product for men, Verheem says that he used it with Army Rangers and Navy Seals, and most of them could not use it for 3 minutes straight because of the intense workout it gave. Each version of the weight comes with a workout DVD for you to follow, so you are told exactly how to use the product and which exercises to perform.
Now, there’s no question that part of Shake Weight’s popularity and sales come from the fact that the original product video showing a woman using the product has gone viral on You Tube. The video has been viewed over and over again, and many people are making much of the not so subtle sexual innuendo from the video.
However, while the popularity of the video may have made people more willing to try it, the results are what make people give it good reviews. We found 19 reviews of the Shake Weight for men, and of these 19 reviews a whopping 16 gave it 4 or 5 stars and two customers gave it only one star. Some of the reviewers on the men’s version were serious weight lifters who have begun to use the Shake Weight as a regular supplement to their normal lifting routines for a quick but effective workout. It is important to note that those who want to gain serious muscle mass will not be able to get the results they want using Shake Weight alone. But, it may be all that’s needed for those who simply want to tone and tighten a bit.
Most of the customer reviews that were negative had to do with people being injured from using the product. In particular, people reported having neck pain from performing some of the exercises that require you to hold the Shake Weight over and behind your head.
Based on the reviews, it appears that this product does work for arm toning. It appears to offer a challenging workout in just a few minutes a day. However, due to the possibility of injury, it is wise to start slowly and work your way up to doing all the suggested exercises, holding off on the ones that require you put the weight over or behind your head until you have gained more strength and adjusted to using the product.
Most users of the product reported soreness in the days after use, indicating that the product works, but also indicating that you can easily overdo it.
This product seems to be worth a try if you’re looking to tone up your arms. The product is reasonably priced at just $30 for the men’s version. And it comes with a money back guarantee, so if you don’t like it you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.
It’s important to note that this product is designed only as a way to tone your upper body; primarily biceps and triceps. It’s not a substitute for a regular workout routine that includes cardiovascular work and lower body work. However, for a simple and quick way to work out your arms and make them look more defined and toned, this product gets very good reviews from the people who have used it.
Shake Weight is definitely a whole new concept, which is why some people really doubt its ability to work. And, perhaps the video has actually made the product appear less serious than it really is. However, users have seen results from using the product. It’s certainly one that based on its price and return policy; anyone can afford to try for themselves.