(Closed) Does the Shake Weight really work?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve heard it’s a gimmick (half of my wedding party are “fitness professionals”).  If you do any upper body exercise regularly you’ll have results, you don’t need a strange device to do it, just some hand weights.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AudzinLuv: There are no easy miracles in fitness…just hard work.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have no idea if it works, but the male shakeweight ad is one my most favorite things ever. 

UUHHH THAT’S IT!

hehe

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think if you don’t normally do any arm work outs it would work for you. Just like all the other exercise stuff they sell on TV it actually works if you don’t normally work out and you do it like it says to.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

In one word – NO!

The shake weight does not have enough range of motion to tone any muscle in your arms.

As a PP said above there are no miracles when it comes to health and fitness. It is an easy concept that is hard to do – you have to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. And there is no way to spot reduce if you want to lose fat you must lose fat everywhere.

Good Luck

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Honestly?? You’d really want to stand there holding that thing?? Even if it DID work, which I suspect it doesn’t, you couldn’t pay me to use it!

REAL weights, however, will work–but you have to lose weight in general in order to see the tone–you have to burn off the fat layer to see the muscles. Arm muscles are unfortunately small so you can’t train with them alone because they don’t burn enough calories on their own. So do a combination cardio in addition to your weights (and eat right yadda yadda).

I really like Jillian Michael’s “No More Trouble Zones” which works all the muscles, but aerobically, and The Biggest Loser “Last Chance Workout” (also with Jillian), which has cardio, legs, and A LOT of arms! Alternating them has been good for me! I need 2 sets for the workouts–a 2-3 pound for NMTZ and that plus a heavier weight (like 5-8 lbs) for LCW, but if you’re only going to purchase one, I’d go for 2-3.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jindc: Haha, me too!

I feel like I would be almost more inclined to use it because it’s so hilarious. I’m too cheap though, I’ll stick with the regular weights we have at home. 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I think the SW is about 2.5lbs each. That’s not really a lot of weight to help tone your arms. I use that amount for my cardio and aerobics. For weights, I use 10-15lbs…yeah, I have broad shoulders and toned arms. My tailor once told me my shoulders were the broadest she’d ever seen in a female. I’m barely 5.5 and a size six Cry

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My Dad’s soon-to-be-ex-wife had one she left at his house. I tried it and it was a waste. It didn’t bounce like the commercials, but maybe it’s better than nothing.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@jindc: LOL. The first time I watched that commercial I seriously cried I was laughing so hard.  I seriously thought it was a joke.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

They have them at Wal-Mart.  They looked very interesting.  I have yet to see the informercials though 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

The SNL parody commercial for the shake weight is hilarious

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@jindc: I have no idea if it works, but the male shakeweight ad is one my most favorite things ever

You made me LOL!!

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