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"As Seen On TV" & Exercise Machines

I sat down to eat something and flicked on the television this morning. Believe it or not, two of those ads advertising the latest exercise machines were on - one was on a vibration machine and another was on a sled based resistance machine. I'm actually surprised the Ab King Pro wasn't being sold :)

I've written extensively on these machines on Amino Z and why I believe that the vast majority of them are garbage. One article in particular is

Whilst these machines may have the potential to be effective if they are used correctly, by the appropriate person, for the appropriate goals and under the correct supervision, none of this was pointed out. But rather these machines were purported as the latest and greatest weight loss phenomenon to hit Australia. I was almost convinced myself to phone up and buy 2! (Okay, not quite.)

I laughed at the vibration machine ad where it had a female just standing on the machine, implying that it was the latest weight loss tool. I mean, come on guys! Yes there has been some research on this technology (admittedly mainly for rehabilitory purposes)...but standing on a vibration machine...oh my...

Which reminds me...I really must write an article on this vibration technology for weight loss.

4 thoughts on “"As Seen On TV" & Exercise Machines”

  • Weight Loss » Blog Archive » “As Seen On TV” & Exercise Machines March 14, 2009 at 6:40 am

    [...] Original post by Online Personal Training [...]

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  • Kek

    Hey JB!! :)

    I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing yesterday. I was at the gym, busting my butt on the elliptical and doing jump squats, walking lunges and all sorts of craziness in between bursts. And the TVs are on, with those crappy daytime shows that are basically all infomercials - and there are all these ripped people trying to convince us that they got that way using the "abdominiser" or whatever.

    Sure.

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  • Bianca

    What ever you do DON'T buy a whole body vibrating machine from www.hypervibe.com.au This people have promised delivery of attached information when we bought the machine second week January 2009 and 3 months later still they have not delivered. I have contacted them and there are not reply because the sold the machine and that's it. The worst customer service!!

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  • Bianca

    With refernce to the whole body vibrating machines Hypervibe, I refer to the people in Noosaville Qld.

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