This crazy piece of equipment is…well, actually quite concerning that it’s been sold at all. Step one, you attach the nodes to your body. Step two, the nodes shoot electrical currents through your body.
Apparently, the currents contract the muscles, but that’s probably because your body is stressed from the voltage. Seems more dangerous than anything. Shocking, even.
Miracle Body Lift
This curious-looking piece of equipment seems more crazy than conventional. It is almost like a ThighMaster, as it works the inner-thighs. It's shaped like a small saddle that you place between your legs and you squeeze for however many repetitions you need.
While you’re probably better off just using the adductor machine, this piece of equipment might come in handy if you have a desk job and don't have time to hit the gym. Get through your emails and your reps at the same time!
Gerry Philbin’s Instant Gym
This is a big claim, right folks? The Instant Gym, which comes in a very convenient, small box, is er…seemingly false advertising. It looks like some sort of wooden block on a string that you pull for tension.
In our opinion, it’s a little crazier and definitely not worth your money. For less money, buy some exercise bands, they’ll probably do the same thing.
Nautilus Blue Monster
The fascination with the Nautilus exercise equipment brand began some decades ago when it was unveiled in a Mr. America contest.
Termed “The Blue Monster,” this was in fact, a prototype of Arthur Jones’s Nautilus exercise machines. So this one may have seemed crazy at the time but the prototype cable machine and station was the first of its kind. Nowadays you'll find the monster in most gyms!
A large and pretty costly platform that’s been built specifically for push-ups and squats, is the Power Plate. Apparently, the vibrations make your muscles work harder, and would stimulate more muscle growth than using you know, the floor.
We definitely think this is more marketing than merit, even if high-profile celebs like Sting, Madonna, and Clint Eastwood praised the machine. Would you invest in one of these babies?