Whenever I see a commercial for a new device that's supposed to give you "quick and easy" weight loss or muscle toning results, I have to shake my head (and throw things at the TV). One weekend morning when I was at the gym, an informercial was on the TV advertising a weight loss CD. The claim was that, by listening to this CD, you could "lose weight while you sleep!" Sadly, they wouldn't be selling these things if people weren't actually buying them.
Top on my list of ridiculous workout inventions? The Shake Weight.
I'm sure you've heard of this and may have even seen this video. I can't even watch this video. It freaks me out. The motion, the sounds Dude makes. I just...I just can't.
I also cannot stand those weird walking shoes that are supposed to get rid of cellulite as you walk (and whatever other ridiculous claims they make. It's yet another way for people to think they're taking the easy way out. Dear people, the easy way does not exist! Buy real shoes!
There are several other inventions I think are particularly absurd, but I want to know, what fitness "inventions" do you find laughable?