Today I was walking in Cologne, Germany and passed a gym with a photo posted where pedestrians could see it. The photo depicts a person with her feet on an expensive vibration machine while she supports the weight of her torso with a Swiss ball.
This is offered as a muscle building strategy. Seriously!
This vibration technique has been around a few years, despite concerns about causing detached retinas.
But the idea of dividing the alleged benefits of vibration between your feet and balancing on a Swiss ball is a new low in reasoning and a new high point in laugh-ability.
I’d like to know how overload intensity is measured in this configuration. Then I’d like to know how that intensity is increased workout after workout. Then, since the machine does the work, I’d like to know how a trainee can fail a workout and therefore know that she needs more recovery time.
What a farce. And what a waste of money and machinery.
Is there anything people won’t believe? What’s next, Hip Hop Abs?? Oh, wait. Never mind.