The commercial shows a very toned lady demonstrating a new exercise gadget called the “Shake Weight.” In just six minutes per day I should be able to see results and have toned arms as well as a better looking chest and shoulders. Since I’ve been lax exercising lately, I’m always looking for a new “gadget” to motivate me again. So while at Hamrick’s last weekend I saw the “as seen on TV” Shake Weight.
For the next few days I studied it in the box and read the box several times. I finally took it out of the box, and thoroughly read the instructions several times. I then watched the DVD that came with it. The DVD shows a very “in shape” woman demonstrating the six minute workout. If you think I was procrastinating, you’re right. Once out of the habit of exercising, it’s very hard to start back.
I decided to take a “before” picture of my arm with the hanging flab and actually post it here and make the announcement that I am starting a 6 week test of the Shake Weight and me I guess you can say. I need to be held accountable to someone so that’s when I decided to write this article and share my before picture and in six weeks, I will share the results and post the “after” picture. Since this will be a test of my will and the gadget, I should feel responsible and stick with the 6 minute workout every day for 6 weeks.
Now a few facts about the Shake Weight:
What is it? The Shake Weight is a revolutionary new way to work the muscles in your upper body-biceps, triceps, shoulders and chest using Dynamic Inertia. There are no batteries. You achieve results from shaking the weight while contracting your muscles and maintaining tight abs.
Dynamic inertia is defined as the tendency of a body to remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Using these basic principles the Shake Weight creates multi-directional resistance when you shake it. The faster you shake it, the greater the intensity of the workout.
How does it work? Although the rapid motion of the device gives the impression it may use a battery, it doesn’t. The user generates the movement by shaking the device thus causing the shaft to bounce the weight back and forth, creating a workout that is effective and produces results.
What do you get for $19.99? In the box comes the “Shake Weight” dumbbell. It has a weight of 2.5 pounds. There is a demonstration DVD included as well as written instructions on how to hold it and the most popular exercises to do with the Shake Weight. The dimensions of the dumbbell are 13″x3.5″x5.”
Important to remember: The Shake Weight is not a toy! Keep it away from children at all times. Always consult your physician before starting this or any exercise program.
The Shake Weight is intended for home use only, not commercial use.
Now that I’ve shared my personal goal, the challenge has started on June 18, 2010. Check back in six weeks for the results. Wish me luck!