Wired: Shake Weights Don’t Work
“On its own, the 6-minute routine demo starring a glistening, shirtless personal trainer was almost amusing enough to warrant the weight’s hefty price tag.
In practice, however, the “workout” wasn’t terribly satisfying. We’ll admit you do feel reasonable tension in your muscles. However, jerking this 5-pounder only got our max heart rate up to 114, which pales in comparison to a standard weightlifting session, let alone back-to-back sets of push-ups. More importantly, after a few days of use, our muscles didn’t feel nearly as sore as they do from weightlifting. And, as everyone knows: no pain, no gain.”
–Wired.com reviewed unfortunately innuendo-laden informercial darling “the Shake Weight” and gave it a brutal two points out of ten.