Imagine being told you could rub body fat off, and into the bloodstream with what was, essentially, an oversized tip of an eraser. Completely, utterly, totally useless.
It’s amazing that people actually tried it — but then again, when you’re desperate enough to shed a few pounds, you will literally try anything. Stick to taking a walk around the neighborhood, folks.
Arm Stretch Machine
"This boy in high-laced boots is benefiting from some arm-stretching while working on the balance of his torso" was the original description of this piece of equipment. Hmm...
We're pretty sure there are more effective and less cumbersome ways to get in a much-needed arm stretch. You know, like raising your arms above your head?
So you literally attach a strap to your head, and you move your head and neck around while the rope is secured onto a hook on the wall. Sounds dangerous right? That’s because it most definitely is!
Apparently, the harness strengthens muscles in the neck using “progressive strengthening” — but honestly, we don’t want to risk it.
No, we’re not talking about the game with the large dots on the floor. Though, that would probably be a better workout. The Twister was essentially a disc with wheels which was marketed soon after Chubby Checker came out with his twisting dance moves.
Jack LaLanne somehow managed to sell this rather lackluster product. Seems a little twisted to us!
This one may not seem so crazy to many of y’all, as this is a more modern piece of equipment that many Instagram fitness influencers swear by. But tests have been done, and these booty bands don’t really work your glutes and thighs as much as you’d hope.
You’re better off doing lunges and those burning Bulgarian split squats. You’re welcome!