Finger Weights
September 12, 2002 9:20 AM   Subscribe

Finger Weights You you read that right. I think people are taking "whole-body" work outs a BIT far. As Comic Book Guy would say, "Worst product ever!"
posted by Dome-O-Rama (16 comments total)
 
Well, many people use them for guitar, but I would advise against that. Simply playing the guitar is enough wrist and finger stress in itself without adding weight to the equation. If you simply have to do it, I would just recommend squeezing a tennis ball, or play with .13's on your practice guitar.

Or, you could always massage your girlfriends feet...constantly :^)
posted by remlapm at 9:38 AM on September 12, 2002


I think they're missing out on the Masseuse's model. Although maybe the massagees wouldn't like the clanking metal bits....
posted by Red58 at 9:42 AM on September 12, 2002


Would rockclimbers use these? That's the only sport I can think of!
posted by aacheson at 9:50 AM on September 12, 2002




Shredders beware:
Projectile Hazard! May Cause Serious Eye Injury. FingerWeights Health model are not to be worn while playing sports or for activities requiring rapid movements of the hand, wrist, or arm. The entire FingerWeights device may dislodge from the finger and cause serious eye injury.
posted by trigfunctions at 9:53 AM on September 12, 2002


"...and her nickname in High School was finger cuffs"
posted by dangerman at 10:00 AM on September 12, 2002


Schumann had a debilitating hand injury that ruined his career as a concert pianist. He blamed the injury on trying to strengthen his fingers like this. It was probably actually from the effects of syphilis, but do you want to chance it?
posted by LittleMissCranky at 10:00 AM on September 12, 2002


JonnyX, how about a little "not work safe" warning next time?
posted by LittleMissCranky at 10:02 AM on September 12, 2002


<stern warning>JohnnyX, warn people when you're posting non-worksafe material.</sternwarning>

Seems like these would be useful for rehabilitation after hand injuries, but for stronger typing? Are there that many people out there who can't push down the keys on their keyboards?
posted by me3dia at 10:04 AM on September 12, 2002


Would this be taking whole body workout just far enough? (Yes, also not safe for work).

Re stronger typing: many, many years ago, I took a typing course on a manual typewriter. You really don't know how weak your pinkies are until you try that.
posted by maudlin at 10:07 AM on September 12, 2002


I think I see the future of *bling bling*!
posted by mikrophon at 10:49 AM on September 12, 2002


I work my hands enough on my own during the day, thank you.

...

I'm a cartoonist.
You sick bastards.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:50 AM on September 12, 2002


Finger exercise.
posted by debralee at 11:24 AM on September 12, 2002


"Worst X Ever": Worst Internet Meme Ever
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:10 PM on September 12, 2002


No, no...you typed it wrong!

Worst. Product. Ever.

See? It flows much better with the periods, to emphasize the sheer & utter contempt for said product.
posted by davidmsc at 5:51 PM on September 12, 2002


"Worst. X. Ever.": Still. Worst. Internet Meme. Ever.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:26 AM on September 13, 2002


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