In my gym, there is a vibrating belt present. I haven't seen anyone using that so far in the past two months. Is it not effective in reducing tummy fat? How is this equipment used, for what duration, and what is its effectiveness? Should it be used or not?


Vibrating belts are worthless. A crock. A sham. A hoax. A useless, insulting, silly doohickey that should be shunned by all right-thinking people.

It's proper use is to be smashed underfoot or with a sturdy implement such as an ax or crowbar. Destroy it.

Instead, look into proper diet (such as Primal or Paleo eating) and exercise (such as barbells, sprints, and sports).

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    Hi ,Dave Liepmann, Thanks for putting forward the reality of such belts. I think this question must be voted as it could be eye opener for those who would be thinking of using it. Jun 15 '12 at 5:48
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    +1 for "smashing with sturdy implement" at least you'd get a good workout that way.
    – rthsyjh
    Jun 15 '12 at 10:48
  • @jaydee ...hahaha well said... Jun 15 '12 at 11:19
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    To be fair, if you get two people in to one of those shakey-belt machines, things start to get interesting. Jun 15 '12 at 12:49
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    -1 It's a hoax because you say so? Why should I believe random guy on the internet? This answer is empty.
    – michael
    Jun 15 '12 at 15:07

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