Snatch assistance exercises (Pressing, Heaving, Snatch Balance and Sots Press)
7 sets of 1 Snatch + 2 OHS.
Those “toning” shoes don’t work? I am shocked! Check out the read from The New York Times’s Wellness Blog
People who bought a pair of Skechers toning shoes may not get the great legs and abdominal muscles that the advertisements promised — but now at least they can get their money back.
Federal regulators announced on Wednesday that Skechers had agreed to pay $40 million to settle complaints that the company deceived consumers with claims that some of its sneakers — from the Shape-Ups, Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-Ups lines, endorsed by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Brooke Burke — could deliver toned legs, better buttocks and a slimmer body “without setting a foot in a gym.”
Skechers is the second maker of toning shoes that the Federal Trade Commission has forced to reimburse consumers after making implausible claims. In September, Reebok agreed to pay $25 million in consumer refunds for making false claims about its EasyTone line of sneakers.
In announcing the settlement, the Federal Trade Commission said that Skechers had particularly overreached in its advertisements by claiming that its shoes, which retailed for $60 to $100 a pair, could help people shed pounds.
“Skechers’ unfounded claims went beyond stronger and more toned muscles,” said David Vladeck, director of the commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The F.T.C.’s message, for Skechers and other national advertisers, is to shape up your substantiation or tone down your claims.”
A spokeswoman for the commission declined to say whether it was pursuing legal action against other makers of toning shoes, like Fila and New Balance. But the announcement spells more trouble for a once-flourishing industry that is now struggling with plummeting sales.
Toning shoes were once the fastest-growing segment of the athletic shoe market, with sales rocketing to $1.1 billion in 2010, from $50 million in 2008. Last year sales were sliced in half, dropping to $550 million, said Matt Powell, an analyst at the research firm SportsOneSource. Skechers held the largest share of the market, at 49 percent.
Skechers said in a statement that it stood by its products. The company denied making false claims and suggested that the settlement was a business decision that would help it avoid costly battles in court. The company has been fighting class-action lawsuits about the toning claims as well as cases brought by various attorneys general.
“While we vigorously deny the allegations made in these legal proceedings and looked forward to vindicating these claims in court, Skechers Read more Friday 120518