9 Risky Weight Loss Scams YOU MUST AVOID (2018)
It honestly upsets me how much bullshit there is in the fitness industry. I’m sure you’ve seen it, We’ve all been up late at night maybe laying in bed falling asleep and all the sudden an infomercial pops on showing the newest most trendy Fitness Gadget that’s gonna change your life. However, most of these gadgets are made by people with Deep Pockets with no actual understanding of what it takes to help you burn some fat, lose some weight, or gain some muscle. It might be easy for me to spot BS Fitness Products because I’ve been a trainer for over 10 years but the average consumer, unfortunately, will many times fall for these gimmicks.
So today I want to go over the nine most insane Fitness Products that you should never buy and you should never fall for. Number one………… Jesus………..the gallop. Now I really don’t believe that anyone that watches this channel would fall for this one but I figured I’d start with one of the more exciting BS Fitness products. The idea is based on the premise that horseback riding is a great workout which I don’t deny even though horseback riding is not really what I would recommend for fat loss or for toning your abs…. there are much better more effective ways out there but this product claims it’ll tone your abs in a fun way. And by the way it’s only four hundred dollars. Luckily I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this one let’s move on to something that people actually do believe in. devices that claim they burn fat and build muscle through electric stimulation. The most common are electric AB belts but recently the bs has gotten out of control and now they’re saying that you can run a whole marathon on your couch by Shocking your legs. No I’m not kidding…..i wish i was.
Now the big problem with these magical electric workout belts and straps is that the consumers they target are typically overweight people that want to avoid traditional exercise. These belts claim that they’re able to burn calories to help you lose body fat and this claim is flat out untrue. You won’t be burning much body fat sitting in a chair with the ab belt on or with it off. It won’t decrease body fat it won’t increase muscle size and the only results that you might get are a slight increase in muscle strength if you’re one of those people that avoids exercise at all costs. Because obviously traditional exercise would be way more effective.
Most people buy these devices because they’re trying to lose fat especially around their stomach and love handles and unfortunately the current has a much harder time traveling through fat than through muscle so this device is ironically made for leaner people. All the infomercials that you’ll see about these products will have fit lean people but what they don’t show is all the working out and dieting that goes into that person before they strap on these silly devices. Not one study of these devices has revealed a change in abdominal skinfold thickness which conclusively proves you won’t lose body fat using these products. And some of these companies have been sued so they’re no longer allowed to suggest that these products will help you lose weight or body fat or belly fat of any kind without diet and exercise.
Number three detoxes and cleanses this one has been growing in popularity even after I thought this fad was over. There are two reasons why people do detoxes and cleanse number one is usually because they want to lose some weight or somebody fat but number two which everyone says is the real reason they do it is to detox their body.
So let me start by saying that the only ingredient in all these detox recipes that has demonstrated in some studies to maybe help you lose some extra body fat when combined with a diet and exercise program is apple cider vinegar all that other stuff the lemon juice the Cucumbers the mangoes the honey they all do NOTHING. As far as the detox claims, we happen to have a liver lungs kidneys and our skin to naturally detox our body. There’s no way to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work even better. Other than living a healthy lifestyle there is no need to detox the body. And if you’re not living a healthy lifestyle right now the best way to detox your body is to start living a healthy lifestyle.
There is no scientific evidence that detoxing the body even works. even the toxins that the detox industry claims you need to get out of your body are vague at best. Your body naturally detoxes 4 ways…. by peeing and pooping perspiring and the deep breathing that you get from aerobic exercise. Moving on we have the magnetic fat reducing ring that’s right you heard me right.
My passion for fitness began when I was 14 years old. I naturally fell in love with training and haven’t stopped since. At 18 years I acquired my first personal training certification from ACE after which I opened my first gym in 2011, Gravity Training Zone. I'm now in the process of opening up my third location! I love to share my knowledge through personal training, my online courses, and youtube channel now with over 1,000,000 subscribers! I'm always here for my customers so if you need help don't hesitate to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org