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?
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.
The Torso Trimmer boasts that you can simultaneously work all your core muscles with one piece of equipment. Sure that's impressive, but we can help but think of another major benefit the Torso Trimmer offers. It makes for the perfect Twist dance mover perfector.
Give Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega from "Pulp Fiction" a run for their money with your perfected twisty dance moves!
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!
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.