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Old 03-24-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default amazing new cutting edge fitness equipment or rings?

It is funny to see stuff get packaged by marketing

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Old 03-24-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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"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?
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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"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?
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:46 PM   #4
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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..
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Old 03-24-2007, 05:02 PM   #5
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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....
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:36 AM   #6
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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....
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:06 AM   #7
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"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.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:07 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:53 PM   #9
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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."
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