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kevin mckay
03-24-2007, 02:40 PM
It is funny to see stuff get packaged by marketing

http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/index.php

Scott Kustes
03-24-2007, 03:05 PM
"When they told me it was invented by a Navy SEAL, I knew it would be cool—It's just your body weight working against gravity, so you won't get injured. Now my wife uses one at home, and I'm addicted,"—Drew Brees
Who bets Drew Brees has never touched one of these things?

Jesse Woody
03-24-2007, 04:28 PM
"It's just your body weight working against gravity, so you won't get injured"

Like falling out of a window!....except for the whole not getting injured part. Is it just me, or was this guy at the trainer's seminar in San Diego last year? Didn't one of the P-Menu peeps get a pic of me busting a "most muscular" pose in front of him while we all tried not to laugh?

Greg Everett
03-24-2007, 04:46 PM
Is it just me, or was this guy at the trainer's seminar in San Diego last year? Didn't one of the P-Menu peeps get a pic of me busting a "most muscular" pose in front of him while we all tried not to laugh?

i think it was rutman who took the photo--need to get ahold of that one for a PM cover.

i think we at the PM are in the wrong business... maybe we could start selling life extension products..

Mike ODonnell
03-24-2007, 05:02 PM
marketing, sales, presentation = money.....that's where it's at...all gimicks and trends....no money in good old fashioned hard work...just new trends people think they need.....as people think they have tried everything...so it must be some new training they are missing....not their lack of effort in doing a basic program

Funny....looking at the exercises....most are stolen from the Swiss Ball movements....except now you have your feet or hands in a sling...some of the other stuff as the back extensions and rear delts is weak....as you come up the resistance drops dramatically.....so in a sense....not a great workout...save yourself $120 and do your jacknifes on a swiss ball....at least it's more portable...I'll give them that....

James Evans
03-26-2007, 09:36 AM
They had a piece on that in this month's Men's Fitness (UK edition). Apparently this is the secret of the SEALS fitness levels. There was actually a UK gym chain training director expounding on the virtues of the thing. This guy is normally quite sensible.

But they had something even better which I'm afraid will have to wait until tomorrow because I can't remember the link. Then my friends, you will truly understand the answer to all your fitness needs....

James Evans
03-26-2007, 09:42 AM
Ha! I've found it.

Forget how Mark Twight trained the actors for 300. Forget how Greg Glassman said he stole the ideas. Forget Dan John's Big 21. T-Nation? Pavel? Pah. Simpering pusses one and all.

You whining weasels I give you the Ultimate Burn Machine:

http://www.theburnmachine.com/

It weighs up to 22kg!

Mike ODonnell
03-26-2007, 10:47 AM
Thank god someone invented something that I can finally use!! I just hated those grips on the BB and DBs....I really was lacking a straight bar rotational tool that I can max deadlift at 40lbs.....

Sad how much money will probably be made selling it to clubs for their group workouts.....30 of those per club....x 1000000 clubs = rich fat guy

Scott Kustes
03-26-2007, 11:26 AM
If I weren't such a moral and upstanding individual, I would come up with a fitness gimmick, make my quick millions, then move to Fiji and dance the hula.

Mike ODonnell
03-26-2007, 11:44 AM
I'll get my morals back after the first million....

James Evans
03-27-2007, 02:25 AM
It's not a barbell.

It's a weapon from Krull

Men's Fitness commented that it would make a 'nice ornament'.

Pierre Auge
03-27-2007, 03:45 AM
WTF would you do with it? It looks like a f-ing key chain!

Don Stevenson
03-27-2007, 06:53 AM
Q. Are the Burn Machine® models affordable?
A. Yes. Prices start from less than $200, up to $4,000 for custom-made models. Check out the benefits and prices of each Burn Machine® System product.


I'm emailing them now to find out about their custom options, I really want to know how you get a $4000 pseudo barbell.

For that money I could have a complete Eleiko comp set

or 1/4 of those cool ROM machines:)

Kevin Anderson
03-27-2007, 07:37 AM
That Drew Brees workout was in sports illustrated last year. They did a feature each month about a different player's workout. I kept waiting for something with snatches and jerks but it never appeared. Plenty of yoga and other crazy stuff with guys who probably bench over 500 lbs. Pretty silly.

Mike ODonnell
03-27-2007, 08:40 AM
I'm saving my coins to buy P90X

Robb Wolf
03-27-2007, 09:06 AM
"It's just your body weight working against gravity, so you won't get injured"

Like falling out of a window!....except for the whole not getting injured part. Is it just me, or was this guy at the trainer's seminar in San Diego last year? Didn't one of the P-Menu peeps get a pic of me busting a "most muscular" pose in front of him while we all tried not to laugh?

I still have that on my camera...bad ass! We pissed those guys off pretty good...I felt kinda bad but they were doing freaking curls on that thing! I need to send the photo to someone who can download it to their computer/online photo gallery...Like Ive said elsewhere I'm a luddite and have not figured out how to do all that crap.

Craig Cooper
03-27-2007, 12:07 PM
That stupid TRX system pisses me off. I had asked several to get rings at the gym I used to work at, everytime denied. My manager approached me and tells me they're getting a new piece of "functional" equipment that I'd like. The TRX shows up, and I wanted to punch my manager in the face. Thank god I'm not working there anymore.

Don Stevenson
04-02-2007, 08:53 PM
Direct from the TRX website itself

"Now available to civilian sports and fitness markets, this intense 3-month training regimen is truly one-of-a-kind. The guide presents an integrated program of functional strength and cardio vascular training that begins at a modestly demanding level and progresses aggressively across 12-weeks.

Fans of Crossfit, GymJones and other intense performance training programs hang onto your hats! You'll love what you find here.

Developed specifically to prepare Navy SEAL recruits for the demanding BUD/S selection and training course, this progressive program will get you into the best shape of your life and increase performance in every sport.

The 30-page ruggedized format is built to withstand the demands of military deployments in adverse environments, and to fully support the training needs of elite athletes in uniform and out."

Jonathan Owen
04-02-2007, 10:26 PM
Mod, I saw a late night infomercial for P90X a while ago; I was going to watch Conan Obrien, but 30 seconds into it I realized i didnt need to change the channel.