Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Knife and Fork Lift

So a few weeks ago, Greatist ran a post outlining 17 fitness fads that ultimately flopped. Things like vibrating platforms, the Shake Weight and toning shoes made the list. As did these:

Yes, they are what you think they are. Utensils made into hand weights, otherwise known as the Knife and Fork Lift. For real. I'm not even joking.

Each utensil weighs 1.5 pounds and ultimately serves to remind the user that "eating puts weight on and requires exercise to take it off." The website goes on to claim that "lifting food with these utensils is like doing curls with dumbbells." There's also a Spoon Lift, but it's currently sold out.

If you've got $39.95, can buy the set above. Or not. If you're really that desperate to remind yourself that exercise takes weight off, I recommend writing it down on a Post-It note. Or just cementing it to your memory. Fork and knife hand weights? Silly.

But hilarious, nonetheless.

Question: Are you guilty of buying any of the flops on the Greatist list? I have a Power Band, but it was free. (And I never wear it.)

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