How do seemingly smart people get scammed? In this vid I show the classic language used by top scam artists and suggest ways you can see through it and avoid it!
Ever wonder about those ‘before and after pics’ you see in the magazines or web sites? I expose this common INDUSTRY SCAM!!!!!!
This vid is a follow up to prior comments I made regarding these sneakers that promise to firm up your legs and butt. After viewing this vid, you can see prior comments: The Facts About Building the Perfect Booty!
If you want to read up on the studies mentioned in this vid, see: American Council on Exercise: Study Finds Toning Shoes Don’t Work
I’m sure many of you have seen The Shake Weight on TV, or on the ‘net. I was walking through Dick’s Sporting Goods store looking for some new workout clothes, and saw the Shake Weight. Of course, I had to review this new “revolutionary” exercise machine…
BTW, The company claims there’s research behind this gadget. There was a “study” comparing it to a one arm 2.5 dumbbell curl that was a joke. It was a the perfect study set up to get an effect, vs actually compare something valid. Not surprisingly, they found the Shake Weight used more muscle mass, burned more cals, etc, then a single arm 2.5lb dumbbell curl. Had they say compared it to shaking a gallon of water in a similar motion, they would have found the water at least as effective, or more so due to the water weighing more. Had they done something closer to an apples to apples comparison, no such effect would be found…
The study attempts some complex mumbo jumbo - what I like to call baffling people with BS - to make the Shake Weight look superior, and to a 2.5lb dumbbell curl, it was. No surprises there. Take a sand bag you can get for around the same price, via SandBag Fitness Systems (see recommended products section for more info) and do a circuit of exercises, and I assure you, the sandbag would blow the goofy Shake Weight away on all levels.
It’s not rocket science folks!
Oh, and for those who dared me, here’s my Snuggie Review!
In this vid, I cover the classic marketing angle used by many supplement companies, which is to claim the product is “Doctor Recommended”
I frequently receive requests from people asking me to explain some of the health-scare claims made by Joseph Mercola, the overwrought professional alarmist, in his regular e-mails. Usually this involves sorting out the wheat (eg, the possible health advantages of food items from grass-fed animals) from the chaff (eg, Mercola’s resultant conclusion that we all should eat only raw eggs from chickens that we raise in our back yards). Occasionally all I have to do is explain the obvious error in a Mercola headline—“Sunlight Can Cut Your Risk of Death in Half” was one such proclamation.
Back in 2007 when I release 2 studies at the ISSN proving products claims in relation to creatine and new forms where fake I was attacked online and by legal letters for the associated companies. However, 2009 seems to be the year our initial research is been proven right.
There is an up-coming paper proving CEE is no where near as effective as Creatine Monohydrate and changing muscle concentrations, and why? Well surprise, surprise its unstable and breaks down to creatinine (just as I had said in our so called non-physiological studies in 07). Now it seems one of the worlds largest sport nutrition companies has been found liable for selling a fake form of CEE.
Owner of “Male Enhancement” Pill Gets 25 Years
I’m sure you all have seen those moronic commercials with “Bob” and his happy wife. The wheels of justice grind slowly, but grind they do. Will this stop all the other manufacturers of “male enhancement” supplements which don’t work? Don’t count on it. Bob won’t be smilin’ from jail:
Enzyte Manufacturer Sentenced To 25 Years in Prison
Don’t expect to see much of Smilin’ Bob in the near future.
I had to spend an entire day at the Seattle-Tacoma airport last week. Not my choice, really, but we had to fly my daughter’s best friend out there to catch her flight home to Ohio, and were stuck there until our return flight home.
It wasn’t too terrible, though. Sea-Tac is nice airport: it’s clean and well-appointed, with a ton of cafes and stores. So after Nick and I got Ashley onto her flight, we went window shopping, rode the trains to the outer terminals and back, and otherwise spent the time chatting. At one point, we hit Tully’s for a couple of lattes, and sat at the bar against the back of the cafe…it was a good place to put our feet up and do some people watching as we sipped our drinks.
While we sat there, we renewed a previous conversation about genetics, then segued into developmental toxicology. Just as we stood up to go, however, a heavyset, middle-aged woman who had been sitting a few feet away, rose to intercept us.