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New Year, New Mindset

The insights you need to crush each and every workout.

What is the most important thing you need for a workout? Water, our POWERPACK, and proper shoes are all good guesses, but the right answer is a killer mindset. Having the proper mentality when you head into the gym can make the difference between massacring the weights or giving them barely enough of an effort to sweat. This doesn’t just stop at the gym, your mindset impacts everything you do in life. At POWERHANDZ, we know that the attitude you have determines how you crush a workout. We’ve seen and studied all levels of athletes and can tell right away which of them have the right mindset and the ones that don’t. The phrase, “it’s all in your head” is truer than you know. We know exactly what it takes to get ready to dominate any workout.

Make moves, not excuses

The hardest part of any workout is going to the gym. It doesn’t matter if you go 6 days a week or only once, the hardest part is walking out your door. If you find yourself struggling with this, don’t worry, the best athletes in the world had the same problem. Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, went on the record saying, “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” Training is hard work, but you should never miss it. Tell yourself that you are going to the gym and that there is no excuse. If you can find a way to skip it once, you will find a reason again and it will become that much harder to actually go. Suffer now so that you can live life as a champion.

Set and Track Goals

A perfect way to get yourself amped to pump some iron is to set your eyes on a goal and track it. A goal gives you something to aim for and watching your journey to reach it gives you positive reinforcement and confidence. If your goal is to drop 30 pounds, you are gonna feel amazing when you step on the scale and discover you are 6 pounds down. Not only will that feel incredible, but just by tracking your progress you’ll get great mental benefits. People who set goals are on average are happier and more productive than those who don’t. If you want to surpass your goals, add our POWERPACK into your workout routine. It, along with our other products, are guaranteed to help you train with purpose.

Find the proper Inspiration

Everyone finds inspiration in different ways, but as long as it helps you exercise and keeps you working hard it is perfect. People find a number of different reason to train hard such as trying to make a sports team or just wanting a healthier lifestyle. Inspiration can even come from the most unlikely places. The popular anime series, Dragon Ball, has gone on to inspire fans to push their limits and train as hard as they can, just like the show’s hero, Goku. You don’t need to look to someone who can level entire planets with just a punch or a desire for a slaying summer body to get into better shape, but it will help you. After all, who knows where a simple spark of inspiration will take you?

Gain Support

Believing in yourself is always great, but sometimes support from others is even more beneficial and powerful. Whether it comes from friends, a significant other, or your family, having someone rooting for you at the finish line pushes you in ways you can’t imagine. Have you ever seen a sports movie? It’s more than likely then that this scene will sound familiar. The main character is down and out, struggling to keep going. Suddenly, they hear their friends cheering. This gives them enough strength to get up and win it all! That might just be movie magic, but it has a grain of truth in it. Having support from others will take you a long way, after all, no one has become a champion alone.

If you want to kill it at the gym, you are going to need to be mentally ready. Making sure that you aren’t making excuses and are going no matter what along with finding some inspiration will help you get there. Setting goals, tracking your progress, and getting support are a recipe for success! When you have the right mind you can do anything you want, but if you want an extra way to help make the most of your training check out our amazing products.

Our Challenge

We have a challenge for you. The POWERHANDZ team wants you to take some time during the new year and get into the right mindset to kill it at the gym. Taking a few moments to gather your thoughts and get a positive ethos to crush your workouts is going to be the thing that turns you into a champ. Train hard and with a purpose for your body and keep a positive attitude to make sure that you don’t just do well, you do amazing.

It doesn’t matter what sport you play, POWERHANDZ can you help you train harder and smarter. Our products can be used when training for basketball, MMA, football, golf, general fitness, and more. Our unique gloves will take your workouts to the next level. When you use our goods, know that you are training to be the best. Check out our blog for more great workout tips.

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What it means to be a coach

Behind every winning team and athletic star, there is a great coach. All incredible coaches take the title with great pride and humility. At POWERHANDZ, we work with many of these hardworking and dedicated individuals that love seeing their athletes dominating the competition. We’ve seen the dignity they have with their work and the investment they put into each and every individual. After meeting so many amazing coaches and mentors, we’ve decided to showcase some aspects of what it means to be a coach.

It’s Like Being a Gardener

In a way, being a coach is a lot like being a Gardener. You plant the seeds of hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship into the athletes under your wing and watch them grow. Zig Ziglar, a successful author, once said, “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” A good coach sees the greatness in everyone they work with and pushes them to reach for their goals. Helping those seeds grow and blossom into greatness is their job. Winning comes second to a good coach, ensuring everyone takes steps to be the best they can is what comes first.

If you are a coach looking to take your athlete’s training to the next level day in and day out and watch your seeds bloom into a masterpiece on the playing fields, check out our powerpack.

A Coach is a Mentor

To their players, a coach is more than just someone who tells them what plays to make. When you have a positive athlete-coach relationship, it brings a ton of benefits to both sides. These include trust and sharpening positive relationship skills. It’s often said that a strong relationship of this type fosters a strong athlete. When all the players have this connection, the team becomes unstoppable. It’s not just about telling someone how many layups they need to do, it’s about being a mentor for them too.

A Shoulder to Lean On

A coach never stops helping their players, even when practice is over and everyone has gone home. They are a shoulder to lean on for many of their players. Have you ever seen the classic sports movie Remember the Titans? In the film, Coach Herman Boone and Assistant Coach Bill Yoast don’t stop at just coaching their team. These two are pillars who go above and beyond supporting every player. Boone even sits with one of his players every week to help him with his grades to get into college. When tragedy strikes the team, both are the first to support their athletes. A coach is more than just the boss of their team, they’re a pillar of success.

Sharing Victory and Glory

It’s easy to think that a coach would undermine a major win his team achieves by taking all the credit, but many celebrate with the athletes. Due to many being former athletes themselves, they know how hard each victory is earned. One of the greatest coaches of all time was a fellow named Herb Brooks.  A star hockey player, Brooks was skilled enough to be on the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team. His dreams seemed to be coming true, but the week before the event began he was cut from the team. They went on to win a gold medal while Brooks was crushed. He continued to play but eventually went into coaching. After driving his team to be the best, they won one of the greatest sports victories of all time. While this was a major victory for Brooks, it was also one for his team and he happily shared the glory. A coach shares the triumph with their athletes since neither could have done it without the other.

It means a lot to be a coach, much more than people think. It’s not just about practicing and games, it’s about being a mentor and a shoulder to lean on for their athletes. A coach shares their glory and victories as well as fostering the very best in everyone they work with.

If you want to take your team to the next level check out our amazing products.

We are proud to offer incredible products that will help you train with purpose. Our one of a kind gloves will help athletes train better and smarter resulting in massive payoffs on the field. We offer products for many sports including football, basketball, boxing, and overall fitness training. Give us a call today to learn more about how we’ll take it to the next level. Check out our blog for more great athletic tips.

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Elevate Your Baseball Training With POWERHANDZ

The boost you need to take your fielding and batting to the next level.

“To be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.” – Barry Bonds, the greatest home run hitter in MLB history.

The only way to have the opportunity to compete against the best and to face your fears is to train at your best on a consistent basis. As technology and new training techniques are established, players are going to continue elevating their performances, meaning that if they are workout out differently, it is essential that you do as well. Baseball is a sport where not only every second counts, but every millisecond counts. When a baseball leaves a pitcher’s hand, it takes just 0.1 of a second for the hitter just to locate the ball. In this incredibly short period of time, the ball has traveled 12 feet. It also takes the batter seven-hundredths of a second to calculate the speed, spin, and trajectory of the ball. In this time the ball has already traveled another 10 feet. It then takes the batter 0.017 of a second for the brain and body to work together to execute a swing. This means that the batter has about 0.09 of a second to make the decision whether to swing or not. If there is any hesitation, even a thousandth of a second, it could result in a foul ball or a strike.

When creating and testing our products, the team at POWERHANDZ took all of these milliseconds into consideration. Time flies by when you are competing in a game and they go by even faster when you are up at bat. To prepare for these moments that require pure focus and athletic ability coming together, training with purpose will pay off for you and your team.

Weight Makes a Difference

Many baseball players are under the impression that training with heavy weights will be the difference between smashing the ball out of the park and hitting a pop fly to the outfield for an easy out. Yes, weight training is essential to strengthening specific muscles, but those weights will not allow you to improve your kinetic chain as POWERHANDZ Pure-Grip Baseball Gloves will. According to John Brenkus, the co-founder and co-CEO of BASE Productions and the brains behind Sports Science, “If you have very light-weight on the end of your hands and you’re moving, your body is saying, “Well I don’t need to engage my biceps a disproportionate amount, or my deltoids, or my lats, I need my entire body to be engaged to compensate for this light-weight that is at the tip of my kinetic chain.” Strengthening your whole body is why you see bat-speed increasing and vertical jumping increasing.” With POWERHANDZ, you are getting a workout that impacts your entire body rather than specific muscle groups.

The Transfer of Energy

 When a 5’10” pitcher throws a 90 MPH fastball, it is not because they are an athletic freak, it is because they have an extremely efficient kinetic chain, an aspect of the human body that is elevated with you train with POWERHANDZ Gloves. Energy that is transferred efficiently will be the difference between swinging harder and laying down a clutch hit for your team and sending a foul ball into the stands. According to John Brenkus, when energy is unable to properly pass through the kinetic chain, it is blocked and the energy transfer stops, which is common amongst many amateur athletes. The difference between an amateur athlete being able to throw hard versus a professional athlete being able to throw hard doesn’t come down to arm strength, it comes down to kinetic efficiency. With POWERHANDZ Gloves, you will instantly be given the opportunity to strengthen your kinetic train and ultimately perform better.

To our team at POWERHANDZ, there is nothing greater than helping athletes everywhere train with purpose each and every day. Whether they are in the weight room or out on the diamond, an athlete’s success is ultimately our success. This holiday season, give either yourself or a friend or family member the gift that will never stop giving, a pair of POWERHANDZ gloves. Taking your performances to the next level is as easy as putting them on and dominating a workout.  

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Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Athletic Dreams

Be relentless in your pursuit of greatness.

Do you dream of being a legend in your sport? Maybe you want to be the next Babe Ruth or called the new Shaq. Well, if you can dream it, you can do it. The reason you know the names of players like Babe Ruth and Shaq is because they never quit on achieving their goals. The POWERHANDZ family helps many athletes through our amazing training gear as we push for you to be the greatest there ever was. Don’t let your dreams be dreams, let us show you why you should always reach for the stars.

You can always get better

Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods might be amongst the greatest athletes in their sports, but at one time they were humble beginners. They may have had all the talent in the world yet they were no better than you at the start. Every legendary player had to train and learn how to play. Don’t listen to that voice that tells you that you’re not good enough or it can’t be done. When you train with purpose, know that you are in the company of the greatest people to ever grace your game. Use it as fuel so that you can go from rocking your workouts to rocking the entire world by becoming an icon.

Goals don’t need to be reached, only aimed for

A very wise person once said, “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” Just by pursuing the objective, it can lead you to success in ways you never imagined. Herb Brooks, the coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, had his dreams shattered. He was cut from the U.S. hockey team a week before they went to the 1960 Olympics. This setback brought him to coaching, where he led his players to the greatest win in sports history. You might not catch the dream you chase but it will lead you to greatness. Only by going down that road, can you become a legend.

Training Never Goes to Waste

No matter what sport you dream of being the greatest of all time in, your training will never go to waste. Regular exercise gives you a vast number of benefits such as sleeping better, having more energy, and a huge positive impact on mental health. It doesn’t matter if you are training for a high school team or an international tournament, no workout is ever a waste. You can even take your workouts to the next level with our POWER PACK. If you want to take your workouts to the next level, check out our gloves and gear. It is guaranteed to help you train smarter and give you an edge on the competition.

Don’t get discouraged

The road to your dreams is full of bumps and bad days. That is a plain and simple fact but it doesn’t mean that you should quit. Every great athlete has had a few setbacks in their careers. Just some athletes that are considered one of the greats but once were told “not good enough” include:

  • Carmelo Anthony, who was cut from his High School basketball team for being “too short”. He became a star player for the New York Knicks.
  • Orel Hershiser, a three-time MLB all-star that was cut from his high school and college baseball teams.
  • Charles Barkley, one of the greatest NBA players of all time, was cut from the 1984 Olympic team for “poor defense” and “lack of health.” In 1992, he was put on the team becoming its highest-scoring member.

None of them gave up despite these major blows and neither should you. It’s not if you have a setback, it’s how you react when you have one. Everyone gets knocked down, which is why all great people get up. If you get thrown on your back 10 times, get up 11.

Regret is worse than failure

In life, the only thing that is worse than failure is regret. You might think your dream is impossible but if you don’t go for it, you’ll never forgive yourself. Regret has many psychological effects such as causing depression, an unwarranted sense of shame, and anxiety. It’s better to fail with honor than to never even try. As it’s said in the academy award winning film, Braveheart, “many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here!” The sting of regret will hurt you more than one billion failures, so always go for it.

You should never give up on your athletic dreams, we won’t let you. We don’t want to see you suffer from regret or to think you can’t get any better. Don’t let your failures discourage you and realize that your training is never a waste. Your dream might never be achieved but the journey to it will lead you to your destiny.

Our Challenge to You

Now, our family is officially challenging you. We want you to chase your dream, letting nothing stop you. It doesn’t matter if you just want to make your high school team or become an Olympic gold medalist, go for it. Train hard and pursue your goal, you might not reach it but you will succeed.

When you are training, we want you to be getting ready to be the best. At POWERHANDZ, we make sure that everyone trains with purpose. This is why we have created amazing gloves that take your workouts to the next level. We have products for every sport from MMA to football. We can assure you that when you train with our products, you are training to be a legend.

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