Shake Weight

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From the stupidity that brought us the cordless jump rope, we have the shake weights. I'm sure you've seen/heard the jokes being made about the suggestive motion you make while using these. You might as well pickup a brick and shake it.

Based on a completely new workout technology called Dynamic Inertia, which ignites the muscles in your arm, shoulders, and chest
https://www.shakeweight.com/ver5/index.asp [Broken]
 
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From the genius that brought us the cordless jump rope, we have the shake weights.
:biggrin:
 
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One of my coworkers showed me a very funny spoof of this product. Wow, how could the original marketers not know that it would go in that direction?

But maybe they *did* know, and it's genius marketing.
 
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But maybe they *did* know, and it's genius marketing.
oh i'm quite sure they did! how pathetic that it works and people buy this garbage
 
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Oh my god.

This product doesn't need to be spoofed.

It is its own spoof.
 
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:rofl: Now I understand why it's mostly women who get those flabby arms. Clearly, men have no need for the shake weight. :rofl:

Why do I have the feeling most of the sales of this item are being made to people in need of gag gifts at sororities and fraternities or for bachelorette parties?
 
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Will all the women who want a Shake-Weight please contact me via PM? I can hook you up with a workout partner, and save you money. If you are enthusiastic about your workouts, I can possibly get your monetary out-lay reduced to almost nothing.
 
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:rofl: Now I understand why it's mostly women who get those flabby arms. Clearly, men have no need for the shake weight. :rofl:
:rofl:

It gets better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7xrr8XQ_-Y
 
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Do you hate working out at the gym....with boring, slow dumbells?
:rofl:

And, it seems the men can only last 30 seconds before getting worn out. :rofl:

There's no end to the jokes there!

Turbo, have you checked with your wife before seeking workout partners? :biggrin:
 
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Turbo, have you checked with your wife before seeking workout partners? :biggrin:
At 30 seconds per, it seems a bit silly to recruit workout workout partners. I'm pretty sure that I could troll the local local VFW and Elks halls and get enough 70-80 year old customers to keep the "shake weight" ladies busy for a long, long time.
 
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:rofl:

And, it seems the men can only last 30 seconds before getting worn out. :rofl:
Yeah, well, look how young they are!

I sent a link for this to the women in the family, and suggested that the respective men in the family would like them to get this for Christmas.
 
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I sent a link for this to the women in the family, suggesting that the respective men in the family would like them to get this for Christmas.
Please report back and let us know how that goes for you, Ivan.
 
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Please report back and let us know how that goes for you, Ivan.
My cousin loved it! Haven't heard from the rest yet, but I have no doubt that my one sister will laugh herself to tears.
 
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But it has a TRIPLE money-back guarantee. LOL, what the heck does that mean?
 
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I sent a link for this to the women in the family, and suggested that the respective men in the family would like them to get this for Christmas.
I did exactly the same thing - except in my blog!
 
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I did exactly the same thing - except in my blog!
See, I knew I liked the way you think. :biggrin:
 
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I have tried to come up with a response after viewing this thread several times...I still can't.
 
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I have tried to come up with a response after viewing this thread several times...I still can't.
You mean nothing that would be PG13? :rofl:

I really do wonder about the discussions had in the marketing department before the commercial was released. The product itself is all but a dirty joke, so what does an advertising agency do with that? Run with it I guess.
 
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Thought about this thread earlier when I was walking Riki. It was dark, he did his thing, I got out the poop bag and my shake up flash light. It takes about 50 shakes to get it bright enough to find a dog pile. So this thread came to mind.

It occurs to me that they missed the boat, they should have built in a battery charger so you could charge you Ipod while you workout!
 
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Thought about this thread earlier when I was walking Riki. It was dark, he did his thing, I got out the poop bag and my shake up flash light. It takes about 50 shakes to get it bright enough to find a dog pile. So this thread came to mind.

It occurs to me that they missed the boat, they should have built in a battery charger so you could charge you Ipod while you workout!
You missed the boat! There is a new prototype Shake Weight in testing that will charge a proprietary industrial-duty vibrator.
 
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I have a friend who thinks the ropeless jump rope is a good idea. She reasons that normal jump ropes get tied up in your feet. That's part of the skill.
Without a rope, not only is there no motivation to jump, there's no reason to even have the handles to spin around either. Just jump without anything in your hands. No need to buy something for that.

But yeah, as far as the shake weight goes, people are so ignorant about exercise and nutrition that I've pretty much given up trying to explain it to them.
People feel the burning in specific muscles and they equate that with the fat burning away in that area.
If you want to lose arm fat, go on a diet and do some cardio. If you want to tone up your arms, lift some weights properly.
Normally if you shake something, you'd have to move your arms up and down, but this thing shifts its weight, so it becomes basically an isometric exercise. Exercises with no range of motion don't sound very efficient.
 
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I have a friend who thinks the ropeless jump rope is a good idea. She reasons that normal jump ropes get tied up in your feet. That's part of the skill.
Without a rope, not only is there no motivation to jump, there's no reason to even have the handles to spin around either. Just jump without anything in your hands. No need to buy something for that.
I'm not sure of your point.

Your friend thinks it's a good idea and then states why it isn't.

The second half of the paragraph (starting with "That's part of the skill."): is that your refutation of her opinion, in which you show why she's wrong? You need to make that more clear.
 
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I'm not sure of your point.

Your friend thinks it's a good idea and then states why it isn't.

The second half of the paragraph (starting with "That's part of the skill."): is that your refutation of her opinion, in which you show why she's wrong? You need to make that more clear.
Getting your feet tangled in the rope wouldn't be part of the skill. I don't know why I said "that's part of the skill". I meant to say that learning HOW to jump the rope successfully is part of jump roping. It's not just an exercise.
I guess I thought I could sum all that up in a small incoherent sentence: "that's part of the skill".
 
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Lamest "as seen on tv" thing yet invented, lol.
 
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It occurs to me that they missed the boat, they should have built in a battery charger so you could charge you Ipod while you workout!
You invent it, I'll buy it!
 

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