Showing posts with label workouts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label workouts. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Each piece in the DemonBell line started individually with an ornamental design inspired from various global and cultural influences. Through extensive testing and evaluation of working prototypes, we have finally produced the fully functional works of art you see here. Each directional weight carries its own unique modifications, from anatomically designed handle grips and specific weight distribution for balance, to specially angled backs to match forearm angles during snatch movements. We designed each DemonBell while paying as much attention to function as we did form.

In blending these ergonomic improvements with the art and tradition of warrior cultures around the globe, we’ve created a new brand, a more performance-oriented bell that truly represents the aggressive and competitive nature of our shared communities—CrossFit, Navy SEAL, Military, Fire Department, Law Enforcement, MMA. You know what it takes to excel in your arena, you know what it takes to dig deep within yourself, to find that motivation to complete that one last rep, that one last step.

We created DemonBells to reflect that mentality, and to inspire you as well as enable you to push yourself even more. There is beauty in movement, elegance in form, and aggression and passion in art. Move and be moved. This is Art in Motion. These are DemonBells.

Monday, December 13, 2010

GymGym: The World's First Ergonomic Exercise Chair

From BeSportier

Working out while working is a bonus, you have the Treadmill-Desk, which all business should at least give their employees the option to have instead of a desk and chair. Now if you are going to have a chair well, GymGym is the option.

In today’s business climate, the average working adult will spend a minimum of eight hours a day seated at a desk in front of a computer. This stressful working climate is taking its toll on our health and well being.

Most people are never taught the proper seating posture and physically correct routines needed to avoid the repetitious movements that continually keep our bodies out of their proper alignment. The results cause a variety of chronic and acute physical health challenges including aches, pains and muscle stiffness that can over time grow into more serious problems, including:

1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
2. Spinal Stenosis
3. Spondylosthesis
4. Generalized Disk Disease

The inactivity of remaining in a seated position throughout the day causes our muscles to weaken, our bones to thin and our limbic system (responsible for the body’s immunity to illness) to become sluggish and inefficient. Hours of sitting slows blood flow and can result in the formation of blood clots, known as deep vein thrombosis.

What affects the body also affects the mind. Prolonged physical discomfort results in increased mental stress, which can disrupt concentration, inhibits creativity and negatively affects our performance.

The solution? Gymygym - the world’s first ergonomic exercise chair designed for our modern lives.

What is ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the science of designing objects and tools to conform and work with the human body rather than against it.

And while the current crop of ergonomically designed office chairs represent an improvement over traditionally designed chairs, even with adjustments, their "one size fits all" approach represents outdated technology.

Until now.

The Future of Seating Technology

Because no two bodies are alike, the Gymygym’s patented flat bungee seating system is designed to specifically conform to you, the user, providing the perfect combination of give and support where you need it most while helping to eliminate the very serious physical issues caused from prolonged improper seating.

The custom constructed Gymygym Ergonomic Exercise Office Chair correctly positions the body to:

1. Relieve pressure on hips, lower back, neck and shoulders
2. Improve circulation
3. Promote proper alignment of the spine

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Light and Warm

Patagonia makes great stuff hands down, I have had a kayaking jacket I used for sailing and they have replace the color several times. about 20 years ago they had a jacket similar to the Men's Down Sweater and of course it was stolen at college. So to see a similar product like this just makes me want to stay out in the cold.

There's much to see 14,000 feet up at the Chasm View bivy: a vertigo-inducing panorama of the Diamond and alpenglow over the Rockies. There's also chilly air in any season, and that's where our Down Sweater comes in. It delivers minimal weight, superb compressibility and high-loft warmth. The ripstop shell with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish does more than look sharp: it's tear-resistant and windproof and made from 100% recycled polyester. Details include top-quality 800-fill-power goose down, a quilted-through construction, two exterior zippered pockets, a stretch-mesh interior chest pocket that doubles as a zippered stuff sack and a carabiner clip-in loop. Drawcord hem.


  • Superlight, windproof and water-resistant shell has high-tear strength
  • Quilted construction stabilizes 800-fill-power premium European goose down
  • Pockets: two zippered handwarmers, one zippered stretch-mesh that doubles as a stuff sack with carabiner clip-in loop
  • Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal warmth in and drafts out
  • Shell and lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation: 800-fill-power premium European goose down
  • 368 g (13 oz)
  • Made in China.


  • Recycled Polyester
  • We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.


  • Deluge® DWR
  • Patagonia’s proprietary durable water repellent fabric finish, Deluge DWR, lasts substantially longer than standard DWRs. Garments with the Deluge DWR finish have like-new repellency after years of extensive use.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Six Ways to Bring Out the Athlete in Every Kid!

Everywhere you look, there's information about the importance of getting your kids to exercise. According to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, as little as 60 active minutes throughout the day can have a huge impact on a child's obesity risk. Because sports can feel like play, not exercise, finding one your little one likes is a great starting point.

But what if your child just doesn't want to try one? We asked top-ranked sport psychologist Dr. Robert Weinberg of Miami University-Ohio (and the author of nine books in the field) for his must-have list of easy and effective ideas for how to get children on their feet -- and having fun.

1. Give them choices: Research is clear that if children participate in a physical activity or sport just because their parents want them to, then the result will usually be short-term involvement in exercise. This in mind, think about what's unique about your child. Does he tend to like working or playing in groups or alone? Does she need structure or a lot of autonomy? In addition, what kinds of athletes (or even celebrities) does he admire? Use these things (not your ideas of skills she should be learning) to put together a working list of ideas to go over with your child. The opportunity to give input, help with the process and even learn about the role models associated with each sport can turn getting off the couch into something to get excited about.

2. Involve their friends: Peer influence and acceptance is extremely important for adolescents. Talk to parents of your child's close friends to find out what their kids are up to. Or, if you're all in the same boat, come up with an activity the kids can all do together.

3. Play to their strengths: When narrowing your list of options, think about where your child's talents lie. If he doesn't have great hand-eye coordination, don't make something that requires it the first sport you try. Research has shown that if a child starts to feel success or competence in an activity, it increases the chances she will like it and continue.

4. Don't shun their love of video games: If you have a TV or video game lover on your hands, use it to your advantage. A number of studies have shown that kids burn a lot of calories playing Wii games -- generally equivalent to energetic, moderate-intensity walking.

5. It's (sometimes) okay to give them rewards: It's true that rewards can enhance motivation. But the key is to try to use the reward not just for time logged but also to reflect some level of competence or achievement. Healthy rewards should have meaning to the child, and be used mostly early on. Ideally, they're there to kick-start the discovery the natural "reward" of getting better and better at something.

6. Giving them a little push can help a lot: If you've tried all of the above and getting going still feels tough, it's all right to be a little pushy. Interviews with young athletes reveal that in some cases, their parents' pushing them was what they needed to get involved in a sport or some type of physical activity. They said they didn't realize it at the time, but in looking back, they were glad their parents urged them into the activity when they were younger.

Ready to burn some calories as a family? These fun outdoor games are guaranteed to bring out the kid in you.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Navy Operational Fitness & Fueling Series

The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS) is designed to provide the Navy with a "world class" performance training resource for fleet Sailors as well as health and fitness professionals. More..

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wounded vets use Wii fit for Rehabilitation

Wii fit taking another great step helping wounded warriors, a new physical therapy treatment program at The Naval Health Clinic in Charleston, SC, includes activities on the Nintendo Wii Fit. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Wise, physical therapy department head, said the interactive games will help wounded warriors address mobility and balance problems. Since the balance board on a Wii Fit shows were a participant’s center of gravity lies, it will be useful for soldiers who are severely injured or have lost a limb. more..

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

DynaFlex Pro Gyro

One of the best pieces of equipment that you could own is the DynaFlex Pro Gyro it is small and give you a burn that you will not soon forget, Plus you the size make it great to travel with.
Physicians and Therapists all over the world are using the DynaFlex Pro Gyro as a rehabilitation and strength-training tool for many of their patients. The gyro exercisers are a proven tool that will help aid in the prevention & elimination of Carpal Tunnel, arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow and many other Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI).

The patented Dynaflex Pro Gyro exerciser is designed exactly like the Powerball Gyro without the LED lights or the balanced rotor. The Gyro can reach up to 9,000 RPM and creates 25 lbs of torque resistance to increase grip strength, increase range of motion, and to condition arm, elbow, and shoulder muscles.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Low Tech, High Results, CrossFit Certifications!

Technology will only get you so far, CrossFit will get you farther, with getting into shape and getting certified to get others into outstanding shape. CrossFit seems to have added to their stable of certification with Specialty Certifications which consist of, Barbell, Gymnastics, Kettlebell, CrossFit Kids, Olympic Lifting, Rowing Foundations, Running and Endurance and Science of Exercise. It seems as though there are countless ways to get certified as a PT, CrossFit has made the water pretty clear. Find the one that fits your needs and go for it, your training business or gym will be glad you did.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Climbstation, more climbing in all gyms

So you are craving climbing, it is to cold, rock gym to far away, well not any more. Climbstation is trying to bring climbing to every gym. What a great core workout and a way to change up your routine. recumbent bike, maybe next week, treadmill tired or running in place, Climbstation can break the winter blues, plus no climbing harness. Computer interface, moving wall. It is really a change of pace.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ring Training, Elite Rings

Sometimes cool technology and wonderful gadgets can be great to capture a workout but nothing beats Cross Fit or Ring Training both use tried and true methods of getting incredible results. Cross Fit is using natural movements, core strengthening activities and the desire to get fit. Ring Training is the take anywhere incredible workout that is humbling to those who think they are in shape, be prepared to start from scratch and feel muscle ache that you might have thought were strong. Ring Training is exactly that, RINGS the same ones that gymnast use, try doing a Iron Cross, dips, push ups,your arms start to shake just being in the pose. Every fiber is used to keep you in-line.
"At we use our own advanced designs, high tech materials and production methods to create the best quality fitness equipment that will last a lifetime. At one time, gymnastics rings were a fixture in nearly every gym. Back then, people were as strong as they looked! We were the first to bring gymnastics ring training back into the general fitness community and the results have been amazing. Our equipment has been used to train professional athletes and teams, elite military units, Hollywood movies and primetime TV shows. Our goal of bringing functional and effective gymnastics training to the masses has been a huge success. Thank you to everyone around the world who has used the Elite Rings and help spread the word."

Now Cross Fit, brings the whole world crashing down. Get ready for a new world of crazy. Cross Fit post a new workout on their site every day and some use just your body, others use weight, even kettlebells, the basic priciple is great, get some simple weights, Rings, KettleBells and you are good to go, open your garage door, or if you are hard core go outside, rain or shine.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

Get to and be prepared to be humbled.

Friday, June 27, 2008

XRtainment Zone

I am all for the Wii fit and anything that will get kids and adults off the coach and doing something physical. Making working out fun has seen a rise in the last couple year. Monkey Bar Gym has done a great job of getting ride of the gym equipment and letting you use your surroundings to get a real workout. So when XRtainment surfaced what more can a kid or adult have to say workout and have fun doing it. With Funding from Robert Wood Johnson and some cool interactive workout machines this could be a huge success.

XRtainment Services
XRtainment Zone will provide its members with a wholesome environment that provides exercise, entertainment, fitness and nutrition counseling, seminars, year round family activities, and healthy snacks and drinks, among others. Most importantly, we will provide a fun and exciting opportunity for our members to form lasting, healthy lifestyle habits at affordable prices. A few of the things our members can look forward to are:
  • Superior Service - Small size allows more intimate and specialized attention to each member;
  • Emphasis on Family - The family that plays together, stays together;
  • XRtainment Games - The latest in video and computer technology;
  • Innovative Wellness Techniques – Tailored individual fitness programs, classes and seminars to treat the multiple causes of lifestyle related illnesses that currently plague modern families and society at large;
  • Dedicated Management Team - Committed to our mission and to our members;
  • Affiliations with Local Universities and Graduate Schools - Providing employees with superior knowledge and skill to assist in fitness and nutrition counseling and studies;
  • Working with Local Healthcare Providers - Creating a referral network for kids and their family members struggling with lifestyle illnesses;
  • Local Ownership - Local family ownership gives local insight and dedication to its community;
  • A Delicious Smoothie Bar; and
  • Safe, Easy and Local access.

Now that's working out!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

iPhone or iTouch Pump You Up!

Well another company has jumped on the iPhone band wagon, hitching itself to people carrying their phone around a gym and looking at their next workout.

Wouldn’t you love to have a personal trainer help whip you into shape? But who can afford one?. They typically cost over a $1,000 per month and can be hard to fit into your busy lifestyle. Enter PumpOne. Each PumpOne Trainer shows you what exercises to perform, in order and with a proper intensity -all while listening to your own music. PumpOne is your portable personal trainer.
PumpOne Trainers consist of images and/or video & audio instructions that you can download to most any handheld device such as an iPod, iPhone, nano, Zune and more."

Thursday, February 07, 2008

ABC of Fitness, great learning site.

A little hokey but the site is filled with a lot of good Flash videos. claims to be a complete fitness, exercise and health portal. From my poking around it is great at showing you correct movements and positions, along with pointing out muscle groups being work. The fitness area has always been a little tacky but still when you have individuals doing the basic exercises wrong, sites like this have real meaning.