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Shake Weight - It Really Works!

Updated on February 7, 2018
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I like discovering new products that improve my life, and I love providing real & honest reviews to help others!

I don’t watch too many infomercials, but when I saw the infomercial for the Shake Weight I immediately knew I had to have this contraption. It is a revolutionary dumbbell, specifically designed for women to tone the arms. Actually, they now even offer a men's version (it's larger/heavier).

Way back when, before I was married and had kids, I was not only thin, but I was fit and toned (the good 'ol days!) Most of the compliments I ever got were about my arms because they were nicely shaped and toned. They didn't look like weight lifter arms, but they had definition and I liked them! I miss them.

When I got pregnant for the first time, the one thing that bothered me the most was how my arms looked – they lost their definition and just looked fat. They looked a little better as I lost the baby weight, but then I got pregnant again soon thereafter and the fat arms came back. Since then, and that was several years ago, it's been a struggle to get my arms back.

Having gained over 30 pounds through breast cancer treatment, my arms now look worse than ever. I am very self-conscious about the way my whole body looks, but I think what I am most sensitive about is my arms. Maybe that’s because I wear almost nothing but sleeveless tops, but, hey, I live in South Florida!

I wrote a hub not too long ago about the benefits of using a rebounder to get in shape. The premise behind it’s benefit being that when you bounce on a rebounder, or mini trampoline, it not only is gentler on your joints, but it burns more calories and burns them faster than any other exercise. Also, it works because it uses acceleration, deceleration, and gravity all at once to tone and make you stronger and healthier.

The Shake Weight is similar in that it relies on what it refers to as Dynamic Inertia – tension is continuously applied to the muscles, with a low range of motion, and this is said to increase upper body muscle activity by more than 300% compared to traditional weight lifting.

Isotonic exercises are when a body part is moving against a force; isometric exercises occur when a body part is holding still against a force. In my non-expert opinion, it seems that the Shake Weight incorporates both isometric and isotonic exercises simultaneously.

Dynamics is the effect of forces on the motion on objects. Inertia is the tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion. So dynamic inertia, to me, means your muscles remain in motion against a force – the Shake Weight.

This sounded like a great option for me because I cannot lift heavy weights anymore. When I had my first (of many) surgeries after being diagnosed with breast cancer, they removed about 32 lymph nodes from my left underarm area (and during another surgery, 10 nodes were removed from the right side.) I developed mild lymphedema in my left arm. I was told that after having so many lymph nodes removed, I had to be careful lifting anything heavy because the lymph nodes are no longer there to do their job of cleaning/removing fluid and the lymphedema could get worse. That's why the Shake Weight is so perfect for me - I can get toned and all I have to lift is 2.5 pounds! And hey, at only 2.5 pounds, it's easily portable and packable - take it with you when you travel!

Shake Weight commercial - it's no joke!

Shake Weight Official Excercise Routine Video (Upper Body Workout)

The ShakeWeight website/commercial claims that just 6 minutes a day is all it takes to work out you whole upper body. I was actually excited to order it. Apparently I wasn’t the only one, because a couple days after I placed my order I received an email saying it was on backorder. It was only about a week later, though, that I received another email claiming that it was on its way to me.

I received it just a few days ago and I’ve used it many times so far. It came with a DVD which guides you through a six-minute workout – very easy to remember on your own after a few times, which is great because it’s so easy to use anywhere anytime. As I sit here writing this, it sits on my lap and I’ve been giving it a little “shake” every few minutes! Back to the workout – it felt great! Now I’m no novice to working out, although I haven’t worked out on a regular basis for quite some time, but I can tell that this is a great piece of exercise equipment and well worth the reasonable investment. I love it!

Throughout the six minute workout, I could definitely feel it working – my muscles were on fire and it felt good! I will definitely continue to use this everyday, or at least as often as I can.


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  • Lily Rose profile imageAUTHOR

    Lily Rose 

    10 years ago from A Coast

    I'm about to do my daily workout with it right now! I hope you decide to give it a try.

  • myawn profile image


    10 years ago from Florida

    I have flabby arms goint to look into the shake weight. Thanks for the info.


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