Hey everyone, now you may of realised recently all I have been talking about is products that I have reviewed which I think are worth buying but in this post I am going to talk about some of the products that are completely pointless, garbage and worthless. Personally I don’t know how these fitness products sold anything. There marketing team is either amazing at what they do or portions of the public are so desperate they will literally try anything. Read on to see what 4 scammy fitness products you need to avoid like the plague!
Is an ab belt any good, do ab belts really work? This product is the best example of how stupid and desperate people are when it comes to losing weight! Don’t be one of them. There are a couple of companies that have taken advantage of this and they sell like hot cakes…amazingly. The Ab Belts send electrical charges that contract the abdominal muscles and therefore the company claims you will get a 6 pack. And this can be done by just sitting on your ass, eating potato chips, great! The honest truth is, if you can’t just do 20/30/40 sit ups a day on the living room floor than you don’t have it in you to get a flat stomach, sorry, but if you can’t get through the pain barrier than you just won’t. I say all these things to encourage you, not to put you down. If you want to, then you need to stick to a training schedule and change your eating habits forever. Moreover the products like these get sued and get warnings by the FTC (federal trade commission)! The companies still insist they work even though in their smallest fine print hint at, that actually the product won’t work. Luckily now this ab belt craze has passed, now that everyone has realised it is a scam. But there are still reams of other ab machines out there that are still going. This brings us to the next point…
All As Seen On TV Ab Equipment
This isn’t a joke when I say this but nearly every new ab gizmo that comes on to the market is pointless, and a waist of time and money. Just your average sit ups, decline bench sit ups, medicine ball sit ups, lying leg raises are all tough ab exercises that will get you better abs. An example of a pointless ab machine is T-core for women. Apart from looking totally stupid when using it you can get better burns when using the exercises above. Other products are abs rocket, total core and ab coaster. They are just few of the hundreds of ab products out there that are so unnecessary.
So does shake weight work? The shake weight promises that their device will give you extra benefits over and beyond a normal dumbbell. It says it will lengthen muscles even more than regular weight lifting which is hard to believe with the variety you can achieve with normal dumbbells. This product looks exactly like a dumbbell and you use it in pretty much the same way. All it has is something in it that shakes around to give resistance but the thing is it only comes in one weight and the ordinary dumbbells can be bought in every weight imaginable. This means you can get harder workouts with dumbbells, so the marketing claims for this product do stretch the truth a lot. Just do yourself a favour and let this product pass you by.
I’m not kidding that’s what it’s called! (Named after the women who “invented” it, Leslee Bender) Apart from having a funny name the gay ball is absolutely pointless! Sit ups without any equipment is just as effective. If you have to buy something to make ab crunches harder, why not get a medicine ball, decline bench or inflatable gym ball? There are other exercises that you can do that will give you more than the “extra” benefits that the bender ball gives you. Not really much else I can say on this one apart from they are selling a squidgy ball (never heard of that before) and have called it the bender ball.
Other products that are out there, that need a mention in this scam file are the countless Fitness DVD’s by the “Penniless Celeb”. What I mean by the penniless celeb is, that they are broke and any broke celeb nowadays thinks the answer is to shed 10lbs and bring out a fitness DVD! The worst fitness DVD by a celeb in recent times is Natalie Cassidy’s then and now workout DVD from the UK. Come on guys and girls, do you really want to be taught how to get fit by a celeb that has had no fitness background in their life? They obviously need the money and besides, what do they know about getting fit and staying fit. Their ‘knowledge’ comes from their personal trainer which they get given for the fitness DVD.
In my opinion I would always follow a professional or expert in the field. An example of a fitness DVD I actually would recommend is Rushfit which is leaded by George St Pierre (MMA world champion) and his personal fitness coach Eric Owens who trained him to become the MMA champion he is today.