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Old 07-28-2010, 05:31 PM   #11
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Here's some gems that you old guys might remember from the 70s:






and the Pièce de résistance:
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You remember the "Crusher" ? but that does work good for pumping the chest at a show, do it very slow. So its not a total crappy item. lol
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:39 PM   #13
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You remember the "Crusher" ? but that does work good for pumping the chest at a show, do it very slow. So its not a total crappy item. lol
No, I'm only 31 , but I do rember smacking myself right in the face and pinching my nipples with that stupid springy chest puller thing as a kid.
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I was just thinking about the "VitaMaster" thing the other day, but I didn't know what it was called. I'd seen it on vintage TV shows/commercials. WTF was the point of that machine? Was it supposed to jiggle the fat loose from its connective tissues or was it supposed to fool your body into thinking it was running or something?? Seriously, what was the logic, does anyone know?
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:46 PM   #15
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I gues it was supposed to burn calories by making you move or something.
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I was just thinking about the "VitaMaster" thing the other day, but I didn't know what it was called. I'd seen it on vintage TV shows/commercials. WTF was the point of that machine? Was it supposed to jiggle the fat loose from its connective tissues or was it supposed to fool your body into thinking it was running or something?? Seriously, what was the logic, does anyone know?
It was to brake up the fat so your body would eat and absorb it. All it did was send you to the dentist and get your fillings fixed. lol They have a modern one now in gym's. Just you stand on it. Give me a brake, get a clue same old crap in a new rapper. But you can't tell people that or they will get in your face that it is a greatest thing since the pizza cutter.

Boy now I am feeling old. lol
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Thanks, Rich. I was thinking maybe it was to break up cellulite. I have heard that this type of therapy can be beneficial to cellulite-prone areas. Whether or not that's true, I'm not sure. Out of curiousity I also Googled this (now that I know what it's called) and apparently some modern gyms have "rollers" that are supposed to do the same (break up fat) and lots of people swear by them.
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Thanks, Rich. I was thinking maybe it was to break up cellulite. I have heard that this type of therapy can be beneficial to cellulite-prone areas. Whether or not that's true, I'm not sure. Out of curiousity I also Googled this (now that I know what it's called) and apparently some modern gyms have "rollers" that are supposed to do the same (break up fat) and lots of people swear by them.
A "foam roller" is great for warming up the muscles. OR build up the lower back when done with a barbell. I never got into it for obvease reasons but I know pro builders that do it religisly.
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^^That kinda looks fun, actually.
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