Sleds may look like a modern torture device but there’s no doubt that what started off as a crazy piece of equipment is now a fat-burning hero. Athletes and high-level fitness lovers swear by them for improving conditioning, power and speed. All things we want, right?
So next time you see a sled at the gym, don’t approach with caution — load up that weight and give it a few pushes. You can thank us later.
Ah yes, the ThighMaster. You may even remember the infomercial that went along with it on late-night TV. Or even day-time shopping channels. The curious-looking (it’s questionable at best) piece of equipment was placed between the thighs, and you’d squeeze those adductors as tight as possible.
Sure, it might give you some strength down there, but we’re not convinced it will make you lose weight.
Gee, people, how many hours have you wasted on crunches, or actually working out to get your abs in shape? That’s why the Ab-toning belt was created, to save you precious time but have you still working out.
What a novel idea. Imagine just sitting down while still working your abs. Hmm, seems a bit fishy to us.
This one sounds scarier than it actually is. It's also become a mainstay in most commercial gyms. You may know the brand TRX, which manufactures a popular version of this type of training equipment. You can use your body weight in different ways and overall, have a more intense, full-body workout.
It’s also great to use at home if you don’t have a gym membership. This seemingly crazy piece of equipment is actually a star performer.
Sauna Exercise Suit
So while we think this is crazy to wear, the concept isn’t too bad. We’ve been using saunas for years to dehydrate our bodies to lose water weight. It’s also why Rocky wears a hoodie and sweatpants when training — to drop that extra water.
The best part about the sauna suit is that you can wear it “while you work or play” as the suit seals in body heat. “A portable sauna bath.” Sounds steamy to us!