There have been many cool fitness inventions over the last few years. With the iPod, you could run for miles while listening to music and, with the right equipment, calculate the amount of miles traveled. Fitness videos have been around for many years and we’ve gone from the slow paced videos of the eighties and nineties, to the intensity of P90X. But, fitness has always been a part of our make up. Although now they seem ridiculous, take a look at some of the worst fitness inventions ever made.
The Dumbbell Cane: Year: 1910; Although not on a par with the shake weight (which is also weird), it definitely did help individuals with their fitness. But…a cane? Who would use it?
Sanitized Tapeworms: From about 100 years ago. Tapeworms feed on digested food in the intestines. Need we say more?
The Prostate Gland Warmer: Enough to bring any man to his knees. Just use your imagination on this one.
Last but not least, the 1950s Relaxacizor: delivering high voltage to your sore muscles. Amazingly, 400,000 of these devices were sold before they were banned for making preexisting medical conditions worse.