Oh yes, we do love a quick workout that promises immediate results, right! And millions of people also fell for the claims that by working out for just eight minutes, you’d have washboard abs and toned arms.
We’re going to pop his into the crazy pile — because well, it was a craze, and it kind of didn’t work. We think adding a few more minutes couldn’t hurt.
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!
The Dumbbell Cane
So you have a cane, and then you attach a dumbbell to it. Voila! You have a dumbbell cane. Now what? You swing it of course! This somewhat glorified bludgeoning device was designed to be swung around as you walked, resulting in an “effortless” workout.
This may have worked if it was more than 10 pounds. If you see someone holding this piece of equipment we suggest you run!
Toning Workout Gear
Ever browsed the athletic wear section of the department store and been drawn in by a tag that says “sculpting” or “toning”? Yeah, same. Anywho, Reebok actually got in trouble for their “toning shoes and apparel.”
Sure, it may slim you a little and make you more aerodynamic — but does it really tone you, or is it just an illusion? Unfortunately, most of the time a pair of pants is just that... a pair of pants.