Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fitness and Strength Conditioning Products...


Whether you're working out to gain strength, burn fat or increase your overall fitness, here is an array of products that can help you attain your goals, along with some that will protect you at the same time. They are all at the top of their categories for many reasons.

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For powerlifting and Olympic lifting, there's no better resource out there than Cramer. Their tapes and chalk help you grip the bars better, protecting you from slippage.

Gym Chalk. This is excellent to use when you need a good grip with reduced friction. It really helps.

950 Porous Athletic Tape. This latex-free, 100% cotton adhesive has a consistent unwind and easy tear with excellent strength and superior conformability. It's a must have for any workout enthusiast.

Eco-Flex Stretch Athletic Tape. This multi-purpose tape works as a wound dressing, underwrap, holder for keeping ice bags in place, and to provide compression. The non-woven backcloth is easy to tear yet stable. It only sticks to itself, not skin or clothes.

Pro-Lastic Tear Stretch Tape. This supportive table allows mobility so it doesn't keep your knee, elbow, and shoulder joints confined. It has unparalleled stretch and conformability with a unique heavyweight backcloth.



Elevation Training Masks (www.trainingmasks.com)...

If you want to increase your training or workout potential, these masks are exactly what you're looking for. High-Altitude training allows your body to work harder because the air is thinner, thus increasing your ability to process oxygen. When you return to lower elevations, your strength, endurance and speed will increase because as if you removed a suit of armor.

TheTraining Mask will help condition the lungs by creating pulmonary resistance and strengthening the diaphragm that mimic being high up in the mountains. Your lungs will work harder, and when they work harder the surface area and elasticity in the alveoli is increased. That, in turn, increases your stamina and ability to go harder. The Training Mask's multi-level resistance system uses a flux valve system that forces you to inhale fuller, deeper breaths to train your lungs to take deeper breaths and use available oxygen more efficiently.

Athletes used to have to go to the mountains to get this kind of training but now, with the Elevation Training Mask, the mountains are at your fingertips, even at sea level.

Six-Pack Bags (www.sixpackbags.com)...

See prior blog from June 18, 2014.
















Harbinger Fitness Weightlifting Gloves, Dip Belts, and Straps (harbingerfitness.com)

Harbinger Fitness is the leading fitness accessory company in the United States. They develop, produce, and sell a full range of innovative, high-performance fitness products that will help to enhance even the most rigorous training regiment. Harbinger's products include fitness/weightlifting gloves, training gear including balls, jump ropes, resistance cables, balance trainers, and mats, and lift, ab, and knee straps.

BioForm Gloves. The are the most comfortable weightlifting gloves we've tried. Made from patent-pending BioForm and BioFlex, they have exclusive dual technologies. The BioForm pads soften with body heat, molding to your hand and bar, for an amazing, comfortable grip. This engineered protection helps to prevent blisters and calluses and that will allow you to work heavier, harder, and longer. The proprietary BioFlex layered stretch design mimics the hand's natural motion, while exclusive Spider Grip leather on the palm maximizes grip. The precurved extended finger length reduces fatigue by maintaining proper hand position and the fully adjustable WristWrap with FitLock tension tab pulls the palm smooth, eliminating excess bulk. They're great!

Dip Belts. The PolyPro dip belt is made of Polypro construction for comfort and durability. The contoured design supports the back and upper body during intense training and it has an easy-add weight mechanism for more intensity. There's a 30" steel chain with speed clip included as well.

Lifting Grips. This 3-in-1 training tool is a palm protector, lifting strap, and wrist support. It's made with BioForm pads to secure your grip on the bar, and the exclusive SpiderGrip Durahide leather prevents calluses and blisters. The heavy duty nylon strap has a NeoTek pad and steel buckle that provide strong wrist support, and the un-glove design gives you full finger range of motion. Other features include NeoTek pads and an easy release on/off buckle.


Kettlebell Arm Guards. These guards will protect your forearms from kettle ball scrapes and bruising while training. The flexible padded inserts in stretch cotton terry materials conform to your forearm for a comfortable, secure fit and at the same time the plush terry material absorbs sweat. Easy pull on/off design.


Wrist Supports. These are great for strong wrist stability and support in a non-stretch design that maintains proper wrist position.





McDavid USA Performance Apparel (www.mcdavidusa.com)...

McDavid is a pioneer in the evolution of sports medicine and industry leader in sports medicine products. They design for both active athletes and the general public. Their products help to prevent injuries and enhance performance. In 1969 Dr. Robert McDavid created the first protective knee brace for football. McDavid formed in 1980 and today their products top the recommendation list for pro athletes, sports medicine professional and athletic trainers. McDavid addresses the broad range and specific needs of professionals, or every day, athletes across a variety of sports.

The SportMed collection includes braces, wraps, and products to help prevent injury incidents, reducing downtime.

The Sports Protection line features high-tech cushioning where it's needed most, especially as protection after an athlete returns to activity after an injury. Having protection gives athletes confidence because they know their key body areas are protected. McDavid's Hex technology of lightweight hexagon cells conform to the body and provide different levels of support to match an athlete's needs and type of activity/sport.

The Performance Apparel line features compression and recovery wear to protect and support a body in motion. Whether it's aiding recovery from athletic activity by reducing lactic acid build-up, increasing the circulation of oxygenated blood for faster recovery from muscle fatigue, or improved circulation, McDavid has apparel for you. The HydraVent hDc moisture management provides what you need to allow your body to stay cooler, thus using less energy.

McDavid's goal is to help all athletes perform at their best, and they put them first, before anything else.