Gadgets & Gizmos
Livewell 360 "Core" Gym Bag
Check this bad boy out! This is my “Core” bag from Livewell 360, which is replacing a 3 year old gym bag. This is pretty awesome for a number of reasons, but I simply love that it has a separate pocket for your shoes. A vented pocket. For those of us with smelly shoes.
Really nice bag – cool, stylish, durable, and tons of utility. Highly recommended.
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Immrama Institute CDs
Okay, I’ll admit it. When I first found saw the site, I got excited because the the logo looked like the symbol for the Dharma Initiative on Lost. It even sounded alike
So, I read the page, and it sounded awesome, so I got them.
Here’s how the CD’s work: using biaural beats (specific beats for each ear), the CDs hit your brain with futuristic sounding brainwave technology.
Sounds like BS, right? Well, it’s backed by science…you see, audio tracks use a specific type of proprietary audio technology to guide your brain into various brainwave states and to stimulate neural development.
Some CDs help you relax, some help you focus, some help you become more creative.
Basically, you get better at doing what you’re doing. As you know, I’m recently becoming evermore interested in how to increase my productivity, so this was a nice way to do that.
With regular use of the audio technology, you can trigger ongoing development and can gradually teach your mind to achieve these states of consciousness at will, until eventually you no longer need the CDs and are able to effortlessly shift your mind into the desired state.
The drawback is that because of the biaural nature, you have to listen through headphones, so the beats go into the “correct” ear — listening on a speaker system won’t work.
Still, I put these on my iPod and I listen when I write. It’s really been helping.
Not good for working out, but hey, you can’t have it all.
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Fat Gripz are an amazing little gym tool with a single purpose: to make bars fatter. They fit easily onto nearly any barbell, dumbbell, or cable hand attachement for increase circumference. The idea, of course, is to simulate thick bar/fat bar training.
For those not familiar with the benefits of training with a larger diameter bar, here are some of the basics:
- increased grip strength
- greater forearm development
- leads to more productive lifts
- DECREASED stress on your joins
- prevent and/or corrects muscle imblanaces
Thick bar training is great, but also expensive, with a single bar often costing between $800 and $1000.
Now, with Fat Gripz, you can get the benefit of fat bar training at any gym you train at, for less than 40 bucks. Fat Gripz are a near essential addition to any lifters gym bag.
And at $39, you really can’t go wrong. Definitely pick a pair up.
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Website Design - Copter Labs
Like my site? I hope so.
The current design of the Roman Fitness Systems website (and previous incarnations of it) is completely due to the creative geniuses at Copter Labs.
Headed by Jason Lengstorf, Copter is a great company that is growing as quickly as they deserve. They are creative, fun, fast, and above all just cool people. With reasonable pricing and a great business model, the actual transactions were a breeze.
I’m happy to say that the experience of getting this site to what it is today wouldn’t have been possible without Jason and his team. Somehow, he was able to capture my personality very well, and unlike previous designers, work with that in mind, instead of what he thought a fitness site should look like. Because of the Copter team, RFS feels very “me,” and that makes my job a lot more fun.
I really cannot recommend them highly enough. Whatever type of business you’re in, if you’re looking for a site that will help you stand out from the crowd and capture your personality, definitely go with Copter.