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  • Maybe Brits know something we don’t.

    5 posts, 4 voices, 812 views, started Jan 21, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 by Yana Berlin


    • Diamond

      Humans As Dumbells: Lycra catsuits indicating their weight, sit on specially adapted machines shouting words of encouragement.

      If you are a member of Gymbox in Bank, central of London you too can exercise using "human weights" available in different shapes and sizes.

      Shouting words of encouragement take your pick who will it be?
      One of the dwarfs?  32-year-old Arti Shah, weighs 66 lbs. or Mike, 64-year-old who weighs 121 lbs.

      Feeling a bit stronger? Well maybe you should opt for Matt at 341 lbs. you are guaranteed to be sore the next morning.

      Richard Hilton, owner of Gymbox said: “A lot of our members felt that lifting metal weights was boring and not especially motivating.

      “They said that they had no idea what they were lifting.

      “Experts in sports psychology agree that visualization is a significant factor in improving performance and human weights are as visual as it can get.

      “Our human weights will, at the gym-goers request, shout encouragement like ‘Come on, lift me harder and faster’ and ‘You‘re doing great. Look at those muscles building‘.

      “Otherwise, they will just keep quiet and keep still as they are lifted.”

      To spice things up, the gym offers variety of classes this one stood out "boob aerobics" helping women increase their bust size.

      Very innovative would you say?



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