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James Evans
03-05-2010, 04:05 AM
I've been meaning to post this for ages but was reminded again by an email I just received. A lot of stuff gets pushed out to us in the UK if you are member of the Register of Exercise Professionals. I mostly feel that the concept of continous professional development is more about making cleverer people rich(er) than making us better professionals. But then I'm a cold hearted cynic.

Anyways, the next big thing....

http://www.vipr-fit.com/

Anyone come across this yet? I think it's a sloshpipe they forgot to put the water in. Not sure why free weights needed to evolve.

Allen Yeh
03-05-2010, 06:44 AM
Shut up.


WTH?

James Evans
03-05-2010, 07:30 AM
Shut up.


Should I take that personally?

The video is all kinds of awesome. And I want to be an International Presenter when I grow up too. With a 4' orange tube made out of foam.

Allen Yeh
03-05-2010, 08:06 AM
Horrible.

Just horrible! The part where they were "sparring" with those things was almost too much.

James Evans
03-05-2010, 08:15 AM
Horrible.

Just horrible! The part where they were "sparring" with those things was almost too much.

Come on, you watched that bit and imagined yourself on a podium in Gladiators. Admit it Allen.

Donald Lee
03-05-2010, 09:06 AM
That looks like a big Strongman joke.

James Evans
03-05-2010, 09:09 AM
That looks like a big Strongman joke.

Sadly the people behind this don't have to wit to make a joke like that. This is very, very real.

Mike ODonnell
03-05-2010, 09:18 AM
That will just be on of many "revolutionary" items in the 250+ page catalog from Perform Better as a great "functional training" and "core" product.

I'm opening up a new gym at my house....where people just come in and move furniture around, vacuum and landscape for 30 minutes. Seems pretty functional to me.

James Evans
03-05-2010, 09:21 AM
Thought you'd be a fan MOD.

It's the hockey action isn't it?

Brian Stone
03-05-2010, 11:40 AM
This is approaching Shake Weight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7xrr8XQ_-Y) levels of ridiculousness!

Allen Yeh
03-05-2010, 11:51 AM
This is approaching Shake Weight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7xrr8XQ_-Y) levels of ridiculousness!

These cannot be real!

I found the official shake weight website and this womans who has it in her hands for about 10 seconds and who is probably 25%+ BF "I can feel the definition already!"

Brian Stone
03-05-2010, 02:40 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a real product.

James Evans
03-06-2010, 06:19 AM
I'm pretty sure it's a real product.

Shake Weight is real. It's quite often in the google ads bar at the top of this page when I'm looking at the forum. I think there was a big feature on UK breakfast TV a while back (probably hooking into the hilarity angle).

I think it would be an ideal and functional compliment to the vIpr.

Garrett Smith
03-06-2010, 08:50 AM
This could all be solved with a ShovelGlove. (http://www.shovelglove.com/)

Mike ODonnell
03-06-2010, 11:44 AM
These cannot be real!

I found the official shake weight website and this womans who has it in her hands for about 10 seconds and who is probably 25%+ BF "I can feel the definition already!"

These things have been out for like 6 months! Hell.....its the funniest commercial going....and yes, they even have the shake weight for men...hand lube not included:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7xrr8XQ_-Y

Kevin Perry
03-06-2010, 12:56 PM
shakeweight is real... it's all the latest buzz at work for "toning" among other things.

James Bailey
03-06-2010, 01:00 PM
Not that it really needs any more humour but the song seems quite appropriate...

Shake Weight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N10Tldb1Gc&feature=related) :D

Grissim Connery
03-07-2010, 04:14 PM
i tried to find out how much the vipr weighs but had no idea. if it really is foam then is the thing like 5-10 lbs?

the best is still that mobile treadmill that you run on outside and it goes forward. does anybody have the link for that thing?

Clay Jones
03-07-2010, 06:28 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a real product.
The Shake Weight uses the principle of "dynamic inertia." You have all kinds of awesome right there.

James Evans
03-08-2010, 03:03 AM
i tried to find out how much the vipr weighs but had no idea. if it really is foam then is the thing like 5-10 lbs?

Incremental weights between 4-20kg.

See my fave newspaper for more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1239943/The-ViPR-new-way-work-out.html

James Evans
03-08-2010, 03:07 AM
This could all be solved with a ShovelGlove. (http://www.shovelglove.com/)

You know ShovelGlove did spring to mind. I think we're developing an unbeatable system here:

vIpr
Shake Weight
ShovelGlove
Housework

All we need now is a gin addled idiot savant to provide the guru glue to hold our world together.

James Evans
03-08-2010, 05:28 AM
Incremental weights between 4-20kg.

See my fave newspaper for more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1239943/The-ViPR-new-way-work-out.html

Just went back through this:

A Virgin Active spokesman said ViPR is the first weight trainer to work out entire groups of muscles at once, rather than each one in isolation which can be tedious and cause injuries.

Really?

It also replaces several pieces of established gym equipment – dumb bells (small hand weights for the bicep lifted with one hand), bar bells (weights on each side of a bar to be lifted with both hands), kettlebells (an iron ball with a handle), medicine ball (weighted basketball), balance device (inflatable semicircular ball used for floor training), and speed ladder (plastic ladder).

Yeah, none of those hit the spot. Point taken.

Don Stevenson
03-09-2010, 03:24 AM
I think i just died a little bit :mad:

The ad copy is pretty scary

Apparently i've been wasting my time with those heavy barbell thingys

Apparently I should be training for all that strongman stuff with a 20kg pipe

"be suitable for all ages and abilities with weights ranging from 4kg to 20kg"

Pooper or whatever it's called apparently

" uses the four pillars of human movement: gravity infused, stretch-to-shorten, tri-planar and integrated."

Wish i'd been doing that before

Before we go any further with this i'd like to solemnly promise that the first time i see one of those things in a gym i'm going to break it and then drop a kettlebell on someones foot for being an ass.

Max Gagne
03-09-2010, 11:26 AM
Deadlift (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htviBtM0CXI)

Clean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3j60mXvEgQ) for "Vitality"

Swings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWI9bfgobWw) for "Anti-Gravity Muscles"

Brian Stone
03-09-2010, 05:41 PM
That's painful to look at.

Grissim Connery
03-09-2010, 09:11 PM
here it is!

the speedfit mobile treadmill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUuwEq98ByM&feature=related

James Evans
03-10-2010, 03:50 AM
here it is!

the speedfit mobile treadmill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUuwEq98ByM&feature=related

Classic YouTube commentary:

whats the point of this shit?

That's Fred Flintstone's Segway.

James Evans
03-10-2010, 03:54 AM
Deadlift (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htviBtM0CXI)

Clean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3j60mXvEgQ) for "Vitality"

Swings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWI9bfgobWw) for "Anti-Gravity Muscles"

eeesh.

Allen Yeh
03-10-2010, 04:19 AM
eeesh.

I just want to beat that dude silly with his VIPR.

Jay Ashman
03-10-2010, 04:24 AM
those videos are amazing...

Brian Stone
03-10-2010, 04:39 AM
If I do that VIPR "deadlift", do I get to look forward to that awesome bone rack physique?

James Evans
03-10-2010, 04:57 AM
I just want to beat that dude silly with his VIPR.

Pick your colour.

James Evans
03-10-2010, 04:59 AM
If I do that VIPR "deadlift", do I get to look forward to that awesome bone rack physique?

I think by the rounded thoracic spine we can deduce that our guy is training for Strongman.

Garrett Smith
03-10-2010, 10:34 AM
I think by the rounded thoracic spine we can deduce that our guy is training for Strongman.
I thought it was great how in the "more info" for that video they said that someone with "excessive thoracic kyphosis" shouldn't do their DL exercise. It's obvious that they don't need it, since they're already at the end point of what the ViPr DL produces!

Brian Stone
03-10-2010, 11:51 AM
All I can think of from that VIPR is the old Ren & Stimpy commercials for "log."

Chris Forbis
03-10-2010, 12:37 PM
All I can think of from that VIPR is the old Ren & Stimpy commercials for "log."

Without fail I get that song stuck in my head every time I teach logarithms in class.

Joe Hart
03-10-2010, 01:18 PM
Ahh yes the log....


http://www.snotr.com/video/228

There was a bar in Guam called the Jungle (its strip bar now). The local band "The Bends" would drag people up on stage and make them sing the log song.

"Its better than bad its GOOD"

Joe Hart
03-10-2010, 01:20 PM
The shaker thing?

I don't need to be stronger in that motion. Might pull something off...

Jason Ashman
03-10-2010, 09:15 PM
It's OK- in Canadian Costco's, they now sell the Ab Circle Pro. (https://www.abcirclepro.com/)

And for an easily affordable $199.99 too.

Grissim Connery
03-11-2010, 08:36 AM
It's OK- in Canadian Costco's, they now sell the Ab Circle Pro. (https://www.abcirclepro.com/)

And for an easily affordable $199.99 too.

although i wouldn't work out on it, the ab circle looks mad fun. that's one of those machines that you could hurt yourself bad on right after you do something really tight. i'd probably put it on the setting where you can separate the leg pads, and then do a handstand "wax on, wax off" motion. that'd be tight....

Mike ODonnell
03-11-2010, 09:40 AM
although i wouldn't work out on it, the ab circle looks mad fun. that's one of those machines that you could hurt yourself bad on right after you do something really tight. i'd probably put it on the setting where you can separate the leg pads, and then do a handstand "wax on, wax off" motion. that'd be tight....

Check out all the awesome options you can get for your abs and our sweet reviews of them.....
http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2009/04/01/quick-ways-sixpack-weeks-results/

Ab circle pro....like churning butter with my abs

James Evans
03-16-2010, 09:17 AM
Wow, this gets better and better, I've just been offered a whopping 15% discount on the Xco-Trainer (http://www.flexi-sports.co.uk/Store_Details.asp?ProdID=222) (scroll down, it's a rubbish website) and I can't even work out what it does!

Developed by Dutch physiotherapists, the Xco-Trainer® will change how you look at running, walking, core strength and weight loss.

As you move the tube in various directions the unique patented system of silicon granules within the Xco-Trainer shifts gradually from one side to the other, creating a “reactive impact” that effectively targets the muscles of the core.

This type of impact cannot be achieved with any other type of mass inside a cylinder, including sand or water.

Early studies indicate that exercising with the Xco-Trainer® increases calorie consumption by up to 33%. This means you can gain a third more out of your workout - or workout for a third less time to achieve the same as you did before!

Adding Xco-Trainer® to your workouts will:

Burn up to 33% more calories
Increase your cardiovascular fitness
Tone your upper body
Tone your lower body
Strengthen your core
Improve your running Performance
Shorten your workout time


Note the all important: Shorten your workout time

I had a look at FAQ and was surprised to not find a simple WTF?

Quite taken by the Benderball (http://www.flexi-sports.co.uk/Store_Details.asp?ProdID=237&category=32) though.

Garrett Smith
03-16-2010, 12:28 PM
As you move the tube in various directions the unique patented system of silicon granules within the Xco-Trainer shifts gradually from one side to the other, creating a “reactive impact” that effectively targets the muscles of the core.

This type of impact cannot be achieved with any other type of mass inside a cylinder, including sand or water.
So somehow their sand, aka "silicon granules" is totally different from other sand. Sign me up for a set!