The Shake Weight has already become a fitness selling phenomenon both in the US and in other countries around the world.
The original product was made for women but now a male version has been released: The Shake Weight For Men.
This is the product that I wish to review on this page. I feel that due to the remarkable popularity this device has that it’s very important for you to have the full picture about it.
What the Shake Weight For Men Is
The Shake Weight For Men is a product that resembles a regular dumbbell but that has two weights with springs on either end. The product weighs just 5 lbs, making it highly portable and easy to carry.
The way you use the Shake Weight For Men is to hold it in one hand or both, depending on which body part you wish to train, and then shake it back and forth very quickly. Watch the short video below to see how this product is used.
One thing to note is that this device does not have batteries. It is not moved due to some external power but only due to your own efforts. The shaking motion causes the weights on either end of the product to vibrate, sending pulses through your muscles. This method is called Dynamic Inertia and its supposed to provide you with an awesome upper body workout in a short time.
The official website claims “incredible results in just 6 minutes a day” can be had. You’re supposed to be able to build strength, definition, and muscle size by using this machine alone.
The only question is whether the Shake Weight For Men really works or not. This is something that is a bit difficult to answer with certainty:
On the one hand, you have the official website claiming that you will get a much better workout using this product than you would with regular weight training and that you’ll achieve more muscle contractions per minute than with regular weight training. This stands to reason as they range of motion of the Shake Weight is very small, something that helps generate more muscle contractions.
Mixed reviews of the Shake Weight For Men
Whether this is really beneficial or not is another question. You can read a study done by a company hired by the Shake Weight manufacturers, that states that this product does deliver outstanding results (read the study here) but many fitness experts are still not convinced by this.
One of the main problems is that there seems to be a discrepancy between the claims for the Shake Weight for Women product and the male version. While the first is claimed to help you tone your arms without bulking up (something most women want), the male version is sold with the explicit promise that you will get an increase in size.
How can this be? If something gets you bulky, it should work the same for both genders. I believe that you can get an increase in size with this product (as with regular weights) whether you’re a man or a woman. It mostly depends on your genetics and nutrition. This is what I know.
On the other hand, there is no doubt that the Shake Weight does give you a workout. You can try shaking your hands back and forth even without the device and still feel your muscles straining. The people who say this product doesn’t work at all do not have the full picture.
However, I don’t believe that this product actually replaces regular weight training. It may prove to be a nice addition to your current routine but it certainly won’t make it unnecessary.
The good things about this product is that it’s affordable, easy to use, lightweight and portable, and can be used everywhere. You need to decide whether it’s for you or not.