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The Shake Weight Review: Does The Shake Weight Really Work and Shape Your Chest?

Updated on August 24, 2016

We've seen the ads on television and wondered, "Does the Shake Weight really work?" How in the world could a 2.5 to 5 lb dumbbell actually chisel a body and burn so much fat off an adult? The Shake Weight uses the power of inertia to impose its surprising results upon people.

Inertia can be briefly defined as the resistance to an object in motion. It is this simple principle of physics that makes it work so well. The dumbbell comes in two versions; the mens Shake Weight and one for women. The men's is five pounds and the women's is two and a half pounds.

My wife and I contemplated for weeks prior to purchasing it. You can find it online but we got it from our local Walmart for a reasonable $30. At the time the women's version was $20. We started working out together, but after about two weeks she complained about the mens Shake Weight being too wide at the handle. This caused her some pain. My wife has relatively small hands so this is something similar women should consider before buying. She didn't have a problem with it being too heavy, but what's the point if you cannot hold the dumbbell? We plan to eventually get one for her.

The Shake Weight works by swiftly shaking the weight back and forth in a rigid (disciplined) fashion.  They both come with an instructional DVD with a trainer demonstrating various exercises, and a detailed diet plan.  As for the men's workout, there are only a total of three exercises.  Initially they want you to do 30 second reps followed by 15 second "active cool down" motions.

The makers of The Shake Weight claim that you only need to put in a six minute workout, and they're right!  It doesn't take long for your biceps, triceps, and chest to start burning.  An already toned individual will most certainly see even more rips right after.  I have noticed that when performing Shake Weight exercises in conjunction with The Perfect Push Up you get amazing results.

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My only disagreement with the mens Shake Weight is that it can be a little noisy.  There are times when I like to workout late at night while watching television and it gets hard to hear the dialogue.  If you don't have children with somewhat early bedtimes then this shouldn't be a problem for you.  You'll love the convenience of being able to store it.  This just goes right under my bed when I am done.  You may be glad to know that it comes in several colors.  This doesn't matter to me as my experience with The Shake Weight goes beyond satisfaction.

As physiologists become more wise and science makes more progress, we are seeing a growing trend in much smaller objects out performing the larger ones.  I really don't see the need to bother with expensive personal trainers and bulky equipment.  Make the sacrifice and get The Shake Weight. Regardless of what you may have heard, it really does work...and I am sure you will be impressed with the results.  If all else fails take advantage of their money back guarantee.


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      Kevin J Timothy 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      That's odd. How consistent were you with it?

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      Derrick Bennett 5 years ago

      I will admit I used it before, but I saw little results with it.