We've reviewed strengthening bands for baseball throwing arms and a stretch-bands device for baseball hitters. Now, the Guarantee 3 is available to improve basketball players using the same technology.
The Guarantee 3 straps onto the body and allows user to choose from five different stretch-bands according to the user's size and which skill they are going to develop. While we had some difficulty figuring out how to get the device on properly, it was easy to see what it aims to do.
Players can use the stretch bands to strengthen their wrists and fingers. Have you ever seen a shooter on television flick that heavy leather ball from thirty feet away using nothing but wrist as if it were a feather and wonder how that could be possible? These guys may not be able to bench press their weight, but through years of practice taking a million shots, those wrist, hand and finger muscles developed to the point where a basketball feels nearly weightless. The Guarantee 3 is designed to allow players to strengthen those same muscles quickly, with fewer repeitions.
The bands also promote muscle-memory so that once a player establishes proper technique, he can duplicate it every time. And the product is great for practicing dribbling as it forces you to stay low and close to the ground. As a bonus, it comes with a six-week workout that takes out all of the guesswork on how to use it.
The Guarantee 3 can be used anywhere and will help boys and girls, young and old, new to the game or experienced. It may look and feel a little cumbersome at first, but if you're interested in building up those shooting muscles and improving their memory, nothing beats it.
At first glance, you may think that the Hitting Jack-It is simply an on-deck bat weight that looks cool. And they do make those too. But, upon further review, you'll find that this is a hitting system, a training tool, that is designed to make hitters faster, stronger and more confident.
What's unique about Hitting Jack-It? First, it is the only weighted device that can be used while actually hitting live BP or off the tee. Because the product fits on the upper handle of the bat, not the barrel, players can take all the same hacks they ordinarily would.
The system offers three stages of improvement: The 9 oz. size develops bat speed, the 12 oz. works on strength and the 16 oz. develops power. The combination strengthens hands and forearms, keeps the hands from “casting,” and forces them to work properly creating a shorter, compact swing. This all leads to more confidence, more line drives and more bombs.
My baseball-playing boys loved the ones that were sent us, and the senior in college said a lot of guys on the team already use it. No surprise, because Hitting Jack-It is also being used by all 30 MLB teams. Its our prediction that you're going to start seeing a lot more of them. Which means you're also going to be seeing a lot more singles, doubles, triples, home runs...and dejected pitchers.
Source: Hitting Jack-IT
If you're like many people in the world, you get around much of the time on a bicycle and your living space is limited. And everyone likes things to be stylish. Now you know why the Cycloc company is doing so well.
We first reviewed them back in '07. Since then a lot of small, up-and-coming companies that developed niche products simply not able to survive the tough ecomomy and competitive marketplace. We were very pleased to revisit Cycloc and see that they were growing by leaps and bounds.
The concept - and their product - is simple, yet elegant. Its a stylish way to store your cycle up and out of the way. Cycloc makes what would be an eyesore into a work of art. Its easy to install and even easier to use. Simply put the tire into the "grabber" and you're done. When you're ready to ride, pull it out and your stylish Cycloc will wait patiently and attractively on your wall until its called upon again. They come in a rainbow of attractive colors to compliment any decor.
So yank those spoke-bending hooks out of the wall and cover the holes they left with your new Cycloc. You'll be glad after all these years that, just like your bike, they're still hanging in there.
I was speaking with an acquaintance who is a baseball agent, scout and former college coach. We were discussing baseball experts and I asked if he knew of Paul Reddick. He said, “Absolutely,” as if I'd asked him if he knew the sky was blue.
We reviewed Paul's 90 MPH Club last year, but since then there have been tremendous developments to his site and his program. Paul is the antithesis of a pitching coach. Most pitching coaches teach the same fundamentals to each player, believing there is a correct and an incorrect stance, pitching motion, etc. Paul doesn't see it that way.
He believes in customizing instruction for the player, based on a variety of factors. The premise is that there is between 3-11 miles per hour inside of every pitcher, waiting to come out. We're not talking about weight training, or some throwing regimen – this is velocity that is currently in you, to which you will have access after a few tweaks.
Now, it is easier than ever to get started with the program. All pitchers need to do is answer three short survey questions and they're in. They'll get free, instant access to their first lesson and they are on their way to greatness.
For most of the country baseball season is just around the corner. For some of us fortunate ones a little closer to the equator, its already here. Either way, if you're in need of more speed, more pitches, better command and control – or all three; Join the Club.
Source: 90 MPH Club
You don't have to be a Major League scout to to appreciate pitch speed accuracy. College coaches, high school coaches, even youth travel ball and recreational leagues can benefit from knowing exactly the velocity that pitcher is pumping when he heats up his fastball.
And that's where Stalker Radar comes in. When they claim the most accurate readings available anywhere, they can back it up with scientific testing. With a 300 foot range, Stalker guns outperform all others. The guns can easily measure speeds from 5-150 MPH, with the percentage of error in the fractions of miles per hour. Results can be downloaded right to a computer for storage or sending via email.
Want more proof that Stalker's the way to go? All 30 Major League Baseball teams use Stalker Baseball guns. Simple operation, certified accuracy, greater range, true pitch speeds, and consistent readings make Stalker stand alone. Oh and did we mention, they're priced so that anyone can afford them.
Whether it is for the fun of really knowing how hard the kids in the league throw, or for measuring that next pro prospect – or anything in between – you're only going to be guessing unless you're holding a Stalker.
Source: Stalker Radar