For some unknown reason, one of my friends is interested in that upside down teeter thing. When I looked it up on the internet, I came across a youtube video of some guy doing crunches while hanging from that thing. The video is over a minute long! BAAAAW-RINGGG. Why would anyone want to sit and watch that for more than a couple of seconds? Weird!
Don’t have a Tetter but I did own an Ortho Pod back in the early 1980’s before the Teter. It worked for what issue I had. People thought "what"! Now it’s just a well known product (the Teter). I don’t understand why so many look upon a new invention or idea with such disdain but then after a while, when it becomes a trend, they all of a sudden want to be included.
I didn’t find the Ortho Pod weird – it was invented and used by Olympic Athletes back in the 1970’s because the concept worked. The teter just followed years later on the same principle.
I used one of the hang-ups machines after a back/neck injury. It was great at releiveing pain, by lengthening the spine. After I healed up from the injury I started doing exercises on it. It was great for building up your core, and keeping it strong. I really don’t think that I would have had such a good outcome without that machine. I think those videos help people to "see", if they are doing the exercise right. I agree that it would be boaring to watch if was of no interest to you.
From my own personal Facebook experience, people don’t get satisfaction from working out unless other people know they are working out. Lol!
My curiosity got the better of me, and I googled teeters hang ups. Lots of strange videos came up….mostly guys, showing off. Yes, the videos are boring. I also can’t figure out why anyone would want to film themselves working out. I guess exhibitionist behavior reigns.
Does anyone really use that contraption?
Yesterday I watched as much as I could tolerate of Faye Dunaway’s performance in Mommy Dearest, which wasn’t much. What a campy, overacted, terrible production! I don’t even know why Faye Dunaway wanted to play such a despicable figure. Weird movie!
GrannyJ- – On this point, I agree with you. I think we have way too much access to technology. This ability to record and film things from every possible gadget has turned our lives into public spectacles. We’ve also become a very "me" oriented culture with no regard for the rights of others. Technology is such a self-involved thing; it’s made us ego-centric, self-serving, and oblivious to social courtesies. People have their faces and noses buried in their phones and whatever else. No one says ‘excuse me’, steps aside, or even smiles. People cut off other people while walking, in their cars, and/or in the middle of a sentence; you name it. Families don’t have dinner together anymore; people can’t even work without having to talk on some personal/private gadget. In additon to becoming socially inactive, we’ve become physically inactive. People don’t really exercise anymore and childhood obesity is at an all time high. Anyway, that’s my rant.
Half naked, you say?
I don’t know why anyone would film himself half naked and put it on the internet. There seems to be a lot of desperate and lonely people out there looking for attention. It’s sad. People don’t derive happiness from a simple, good life anymore. Everyone wants a private life to be a public performance today. I think we’ve become far too visible.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
07.25.15 6:19 PM