Everyone on the Medgadget team is in peak physical condition and are incredibly well sculpted human specimens, but we understand that not everyone is so fortunate. For you, there’s the Vacunaut Exercise System.
Vacunaut treatment involves exercising on a treadmill whilst wearing a specially adapted diving suit which places your abdomen in a computer controlled vacuum.
The exercise is moderate so as to keep the body in the aerobic, “fat burn” range. For most people this means a brisk walk on the treadmill with the angle of incline increased as needed.
A course consists of 12 sessions carried out 3 times a week. Each session lasts 40 minutes
Measurements from around the abdomen are taken at intervals throughout the course.
All our clients have seen a significant reduction in unwanted fat around the abdomen.
Apparently the Vacunaut works on the theory of hypoxic training which says that difficult fat deposits have decreased blood flow and are therefore less likely to be utilized by the body. Never mind the fact that exercise increases blood flow or that ‘hypoxic training’ traditionally refers to high altitude induced erythropoiesis ,not weight loss. Color me suspicious. So the overriding theory is called HYPOIC training and yet the device is meant to increase oxygen delivery. . .which is it? I’m sure that beta-oxidation of adipose and hypoxic training are related in some sound scientific way that I just can’t see it.
Read more here. . .
(hat tip: Red Ferret)
*anecdotal evidence alert: the “real cases” link for the thousands of satisfied customers is currently not working, but I’m sure this is purely coincidental and not at all reflective on the validity of the Vacunaut.