Almost four years ago to the day, we had the photo shoot for Jon Bruney's awesome book, Matt Maher was on that shoot and frankly defied gravity a few times too.
Theshoot was the first time I'd ever tried the now infamous pushup handles. Four years ago we only had the prototypes which if you look super close in the book you can see that they are handmade and a little rough hewn. Then, the first generation offered by was cast from solid aluminum and had this crazy tuning-fork like CLANG if you happened to smack 'em together or strike them on the ground even slightly. Depending on your preferences this could be a pro or a con! Thankfully the next version (and the ones that are currently being sold on ) were further improved, they're made from steel, the larger tubing "handle" part being heavy gauge but hollow so they aren't excessively heavy. (I like to toss them in my backpack for outdoor workouts) Since the new aren't cast, they don't have a mold mark--and that's a welcome change for high rep training!
are FINALLY back in stock, honestly, I was pretty bummed out that they were not available for Christmas gift giving. But they are back now! Ever since I first tried the rough prototypes (one was even slightly not level) back in 2013 or so, I've used them in my training. And yes, if you go to the page you'll see someone very familar in the demo photos. :)
Here's an unboxing video of, along with putting a friend of mine on the spot. Thankfully he was a good sport and did a great job. Don't let him (or me) fool you, these things require a LOT of control, proprioception, strength etc. Start easy, even if that means getting comfortable with knee push-ups, putting one leg out at a time, and planks. Honestly, those are great drills anyway even after you can do more fancy stuffl. I've become fond of burpees for a short set or two, just for the shock factor! :) Definitely not for beginners... don't do it!!!
Anyway I'll will be making morefocused how-tos for you, but in the mean time...
More info soon, but there will be a lot of fun livestreams happening on Facebook and youtube! Don't miss out! Watch this space as well as's Facebook Page. I'm also going to share some fun rebroadcasts later as well.
For now, check out these fun videos I made for you earlier this week (Burpees theme is unintentional... I dunno why that happened!)
Testing Facebook Live withExercises and Burpees!
Drone Fun (and burpees)!
Strategy, Bacon, Espresso... Catching Up with Rolando Garcia III, NYC Trip Part 4 PLUS Neuro-Grip Max Reps Video!
A trip to Manhattan isn't complete without a brainstorming, strategy-focused visit with Rolando Garcia III...
The day or two before meeting up with Rolando Garcia III, I'd arrived at Irving Farms (recommended coffee! I brought my friend a bag back and she's still raving about it) a little early to meet up withand Nykki Ross (we were plotting out the etc for the next week). I suddenly realized that the 3 hardboiled eggs and avocado I'd eaten for breakfast in the cafe of the hostel were long gone and the "egg plate" at Irving Farms sounded way too tempting.
I've been a huge fan of ever since encountering them on the photoshoot for Jon Bruney's Neuro-Mass. While versions of these have existed for some time out there in the world, until now people have usually had to make them or have a welder friend construct them. Now you can simply buy them from . The new ones are made of steel and are improved in many ways from the first version (which I also have a pair of those). First off, in a rare case of win-win the new construction method is not only superior, but also results in a lower price! The new ar