I want to address the pressing question on everyone's mind after last week's post:
"No seriously, what's with the shape of that exercise ball?"
I have purchased three items as seen on TV:
How the HELP can you advertise that crap as "painless"? I remember smoothing the green goo over my leg and laying the cloth strip across it while thinking, I can't believe this isn't going to hurt! There is NO WAY to painlessly rip hair from its follicle. Lesson learned.
Pretty successful purchase... on my third refill (five years later? Hmmm. I should probably wear make-up more often).
This... is a mixed bag.
- Everything takes place in one-minute increments, which I endorse wholeheartedly. This is the ADHD-exerciser's best friend. It alternates a more cardio-intense one-minute activity with a more weight-training-intense activity, i.e. one minute of jumping in a compass-pattern, 20 seconds of recovery and prep, and then one minute of resistance-band lunges.
- You don't need much space
- Resistance bands are kind of entertaining and a nice alternative to clunky dumbbells
- Barry talking
- Barry talking to the main lady
- Barry's jokes
- I genuinely take issue with the two contradicting slogans: "Don't THINK. Just shrink" and "Work SMARTER, Not harder."
- A lot of jumping moves will make you your enemy's neighbor
Overall, I got my moneys worth and I can't complain about the odd suppository-shaped ball; it maybe works better for some of these exercises than a completely round ball, especially the one the sports bra girl is demonstrating above.
Have you ever made an "as seen on TV" purchase? How did that turn our for you?