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Earth 2.0 (Jump Rope System)

Looks great.


Looks great. The Earth 2.0 is a jump rope system, with the ability to add weight (the cables themselves are various thicknesses, and are easily swapped out). There's also a companion smartphone app, complete with a virtual personal trainer. To give you an idea of what's on offer, a little video :
The Earth 2.0.

How To AWAKEN Your Glutes (Redefining Strength)

Great information.



Great information.

Looking At : Nov 22, 2020

What we were talking about this week on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily 'Paper'.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Stemoscope PRO (Wireless Stethoscope with in-built Noise Cancellation)

Looks great.


Looks great. The Stemoscope PRO is a wireless stethoscope with in-built noise cancellation. Perfect for the current medical environment - remote wherever possible, recordable and shareable. Would love to see this combination in a range of medical devices. To give you an idea of what's on offer, a little video :
The Stemoscope PRO.

10 'Rules' For Calisthenics (FitnessFAQs)

Great information.



Great information.

Looking At : Nov 15, 2020

What we were talking about this week on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily 'Paper'.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

CTRL (Personalized Golf Training Tool)

Interesting.


Interesting. The CTRL is a biokinetic sleeve with a pair of sensors (and a companion smartphone app), acting as a bespoke Golf Training Tool. Would love to see the capabilities expanded for use with other sports. Despite being a fairly complex device, it's a simple idea. To give you some insight, a little video :
The CTRL.

Old-Time Strongman Training with Bud Jeffries (Stick Mobility Podcast #28)

Nice one.



Nice one.

Looking At : Nov 8, 2020

What we were talking about this week on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily 'Paper'.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

VAE (Energy Spray)

Interesting.


Interesting. The VAE is a pocket-sized energy spray, designed to provide a quick pick-up whenever needed. I suspect 'prior to a heavy workout' will be a popular use case. I'm keen to give it a go - particularly for the above use. While we're waiting (it doesn't ship until early next year), a little video :
The VAE Spray.



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