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Four Strategies To Maximize Your Shakeweights' Workouts

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 166

Shakeweights are dumb bell weights in appearance and structure, but on a slide mechanism. The result is that when you move the weights in an up and down motion, the weights actually slide up and down on the grip.

If that description doesn't fully and perfectly describe a picture for your mind, don't worry. When envisioning the exercise, think of the cartoon character on the front of the lemonade carton Tropic Ana shaking her rattles.

When you grip Shakeweights firmly and do specific movements with them, you cause numerous small but (hopefully) intense muscle contractions that are meant to give a very thorough and challenging workout to the shoulders, arms (biceps and triceps), and chest. The product holds itself out as giving you a better workout than a traditional dumb-bell series, and that it accomplishes this 7 times faster.

Reasonable minds can and have differed on whether Shakeweights are going to do all they claim. Many see them as providing an awesome workout and many see them as too easy. Still other criticisms are that it is too boring to last for the long-term. The correct answer is the program is probably a lot more flexible than some critics give it credit for. It most likely depends on fitness level entry point of the person who is using the Shakeweight.

More fit means you may find it too easy initially. Less fit means you will probably get more out of it initially. I read enough reviews on both sides of the fence to come up with some ideas on how all levels of fitness can maximize what they get out of Shakeweights.

1. Get the Shakeweights Pro if you regularly work out with weights and get the Shakeweights Classic if you are new to working out. The Shakeweights Pro allows you to adjust the resistance to make the workouts harder, so you can grow and change in the workout.

2. Make sure you take the workout DVD to heart before you start. There are very specific forms for the 3 main workouts in the program. The Shakeweights program depends a lot on proper motion as well as grip and shake intensity.

3. Keep some notes about each workout you do. The workouts are only 6 minutes and your body will grow and adapt rather quickly. Set objectives for intensity and if you have the ability. keep good track of your total reps.

4. If the workout starts to become too easy, that means you need to change things up. To me this means that you also need to add other workouts to your regimen and spot in the Shakeweights. I don't think it's realistic to expect Shakeweights to be the last upper body workout program you ever do if you are serious about fitness. However, they can be a wonderful complement and change of pace in the larger program.

Cheryl Boswell is a writer and researcher on home fitness and health products. You can save time and money by getting FREE in depth news, features, and reviews on home exercise equipment, workout programs, health, and nutrition, including discounts and best prices at

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