Shake Wight Effectivity Research Paper

1217 Words Oct 26th, 2014 5 Pages
Health and fitness have become one of the top subjects on television, in magazines, and even in stores. Fitness companies are changing their products in order to improve an individuals work out with half the time and effort. The advertisement at hand depicts athletic-fit men and women performing the Shake Weight’s ideal motion, and mentioning the “Dynamic Inertia Exercise” concept. The Shake Weight is an object like dumbbell that is shaken back and forth with the help of a spring at the ends of the handle. It is targeted to improve the upper body, such as an individuals’ chest, arms, and shoulders. Through its advertisements in magazines and late night television, the Shake Weight has grown into a product that many individuals’ have …show more content…
(Electromyography (EMG). (2012, October 25). Retrieved October 12, 2014) The results to this study indicated that the EMG was higher for all of the muscles tested during the shake weight, compared to the dumb-bell exercises. Although, when testing for specific mussels for each exercise the shake weight did not result with a great significance. The final result of this study indicates that using the shake weight is superior to using both the 2.5 pound and the 5 pound weights. A restrictions that is resulted from this study is that it is incredibly unrealistic to assume that individuals are going to lift weights that only weight 5 and 2 pounds, which is what the shake weight provides. A traditional work out consists of weights that are much heavier than 5 pounds. In the same article they conducted a second study which consisted of 5 females. The exercise that they tested for these five woman were the biceps shake and the biceps curl. What they tested for in this study was the percentage of an individuals one rep maximum. The final result of the study being that the shake weight activates the mussels of the upper body to a higher degree than that of a dumbbell, but it only exercises the the triceps brachia, as opposed to a dumbbell which provides a more well rounded exercise. The second article, “Comparison of the Shake Weight modality exercises when compared to traditional dumbbells” compares the

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