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The VertiMax

The VertiMax V8 Elite: Advantages Allows athletes to work their upper body and lower body utilizing multiple bands. Using bands as resistance allows athletes to be more explosive while also incorporating power and balance to improve quickness,vertical jumps and strength. Allows for explosive training under loads, 100% utilizing sports specific motions on three axis. This type…

Jungle Gym

Body Weight/ Free Weight Jungles Utilizing common components of the Stray Dog Rack Systems we have created a four station Jungle that allows you to perform barbell work or body weight  and Monkey Bar work on same station. In a team or class setting a variety of workouts can be done with more people at…

A Training Facility For All Athletes

Athletic Directors  Athletic directors have the important roles of keeping in line all the athletics and sporting events, coach salaries, team travels, equipment purchases and facility upkeep. So many different sports such as Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball etc. use a high school or colleges weight room facility daily. Athletic directors must learn to run an…

Wrestlers Twist

SD613 Wrestlers Twist: The Wrestlers Twist is an intermediate core strength piece of equipment that is not limited to only training the core. Wrestlers Twist has a universal joint swivel point that fits most Olympic bars. This piece of equipment allows any athlete to turn any bar into a ground based torso trainer, row unit…

Earthquake Bar

Earthquake Bar by Bandbell     What is it? The Earthquake bar is a tool that will humble you, challenge, you, and make you better all while increasing muscle and strength levels. Unlike a traditional barbell, the material designed to make these bars does not absorb vibrations. Vibrations are amplified, causing the bar to quiver like…

Customizing your weight room

National Trail Weight Room

  Updating Your Weight Room Facility Smaller spaces with outdated universal machines and older dumbbells  no longer will cut it for high school weight rooms. Weight rooms now a days can be customized to the program and teams needs and/or wants. Weight rooms tend to be mainstream areas that are functional for all sports and…

Miracle of Oscillation Kinetic Energy

The Earthquake Bar made by the company Bandbell is designed to keep a lifters hands on the bar no matter what. The bar is great for high energy functional activities such as cross fit, military and agility training. For Physical therapy and rehab clinics, the Earthquake bar generates the perfect amount of oscillating kinetic energy…

Warm-Up Procedure Before Worksets

  By Ben Peterson Coaches always want to know exactly what weights the athletes are lifting and the progress that they are making. Being able to quantify results with actual data not only motivates the athlete to continue to push himself in the weight room but also validates the methods and practices of the  coach….

Welcome Aaron Short

Aaron Short MS, CSCS Aaron Short, a member of The Equipment Guys staff since September of 2016, serves as Regional Sales Manager in charge of overseeing the Northern Ohio Territory. Short, an South Euclid native, is a graduate of St. Ignatius HS.  He was a defensive lineman on their 2008 State Championship Team. He graduated from…

Neck Training for Athletes

What part of the body enables a player to think, process, and react to perform a successful play? The brain. All higher cognitive processing abilities we naturally possess occur in the brain and down the spinal column. One of the most important and helpful things coaches can do for a player in any sort of…