Saturday, October 23, 2010

The V8 Shake Weight... and "Is fruit juice okay to drink?"

I recently created a parody video for the shake weight. By now, I'm sure you all know what the shake weight is... how can you not? It is absolutely ridiculous! So anyway, the video I created shows me using my own shake weight contraption, a half-empty bottle of V8 Fusion, strawberry banana.

The V8 Shake Weight

It works just like the shake weight. As I shake it one way, the juice goes to one side, but then I shake it the other way and I have to resist all that inertia! Oh my goodness! The resistance can only be exceeded by almost any other exercise I can think of. In fact, the exercise is so simple to do that I can do really complex and worthwhile exercises in restrictive clothing at the same time that I am shaking my V8! Click below to watch the video.

Now it is time to talk about something a little more serious. For those wondering if I would recommend fruit juice when you are trying to cut fat, the answer is that it depends. When are you drinking it? How much are you drinking? What is your fat loss goal? What is your physique goal?

I do like the idea of getting fruits and vegetables in your diet because it is healthy, but I don't necessarily like all that sugar. I would say that if you are trying to lose a lot of weight, then you probably have bigger fish to fry (rather, bake) than worrying about fruit juice. If you are trying to get from 12% body fat to 8% body fat, then you should probably avoid the juice. It's one of those individual questions that needs an individual answer.

I am currently writing the nutrition chapter for The Theory of Fat Loss book, so know that there will be some valuable information in there.

Did you enjoy the video? Let me know by leaving a comment below! Also, what other types of videos (serious or comical) would you like to see in the future? I have some postural assessment videos and warmup videos planned, but I'm open to suggestions.


  1. Your voice doesn't come across well in this video. Can hardly hear you!

  2. I've gotten that comment from 2 people. The other one hundred people have said the volume comes across just fine... maybe it is the audio settings other than just "volume" on your computer. I do need to invest in a camcorder with a wireless microphone jack in the future.


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