Couch potatoes rejoice! BionicGym is essentially a wearable neuro-stimulator that claims to burn up to 1,000-calories per hour by sending electric pulse patterns to your muscles. That’s right creator Dr. Louis Crowe says the device mimics shivering, nature’s way of burning calories without doing anything. One caveat: it’ll set you back at least $300, which is roughly a 1-2 year membership to most gyms. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“BionicGym exercises you at a high RQ [Respiratory Quotient]. Ordinarily this happens only at intense exercise levels and cannot be maintained for long. It preferentially uses glucose/sugars as its energy source. So probably better at removing belly-fat; as you convert this metabolically more active fat to sugars. I’ve even trained for a marathon with it – with no running, no pounding the joints,” said Dr. Crowe.