This modified dumbbell has sold actually quite well, but maybe more for its meme status than anything else. Heck, have any of y’all seen that “South Park” episode? Anywho, the piece of equipment, initially advertised for women, eventually had a male version produced.
The product’s claims boasted that they could increase upper body muscle activity, compared to free weights. But while that may have been found in their lab, they definitely had more parody videos made than actual sales.
Sauna Exercise Suit
So while we think this is crazy to wear, the concept isn’t too bad. We’ve been using saunas for years to dehydrate our bodies to lose water weight. It’s also why Rocky wears a hoodie and sweatpants when training — to drop that extra water.
The best part about the sauna suit is that you can wear it “while you work or play” as the suit seals in body heat. “A portable sauna bath.” Sounds steamy to us!
You’ve probably seen an influencer selling one of these with their discount code — and we’re pretty sure the Kardashians swear by them for their trim waists. It isn't surgery, or so they tell us.
However, the waist trainer is more crazy than cool. Over time, our bodies may shift to adapt to the apparatus, but it isn’t necessarily healthy — some people’s organs actually shift around to accommodate the smaller stomach area. Health first, folks.
Kellog’s Electric Vibrating Chair
Okay, you’re thinking it, but we’re gonna say it — this looks like the electric chair that was used for death row criminals. Yeah. Anyway, invented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the chair harnessed vibration technology, which apparently caused muscle growth and improved fitness.
We’re not sure how this counts as cardio, but, at the time, it definitely seemed to pique peoples' interest.
This is one piece of equipment we are kind of scared to use, let’s be real. The Vita Master apparently works the thighs, abdomen, hips, and even the arms, and comes complete with a 30-min timer.
How nifty! It looks like some sort of weighing scale with a rubber band attachment. With variable speeds and a vibrating function, apparently, this one will vibrate and reduce the size of the body part you pop into the band. A likely story.