I received this machine as a gift. Now, the name is a bit ridiculous and implies I only need to use it 5 minutes per day in order to slim. From a physics perspective that doesn't make any sense. In order to slim, your calorie intake needs to be less than your calorie burn. So I decided to bust out the math and physics and try to calculate how many calories a rep burns on this thing and figure out how many reps I need to do per day.
Here's the device. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpkNGBsX4No
My take on this is it lifts your middle section. I am assuming my lower body weights about half of my total body mass
m = mbody * 0.5 = 65kg * 0.5 = 32.5
The device lifts that mass about 30 centimeters, so potential energy to lift is:
E = m*g*h = 32.5 * 9.8 * 0.3 = 95.55 Joules = 0.022 kcal or 0.022 food calories
A can of coke has 100 food cal, so that results tells me I have to do 4545 reps on the machine to burn a can of coke. Something is off, or reality is simply that harsh. Where are my calculations going wrong?
Thanks for the help!