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The Best POWERPACK Exercises

“Train Insane or Remain the Same”

Is there anything better than a dynamic workout? Whether you are training for your next big game or just want to get into better shape, exercise is the best activity you can do for your mind and body. At POWERHANDZ, we want you to train like a champion in everything you do which is why we are offering this amazing, one-of-a-kind POWERPACK. This pack includes some of the best exercise tools around and you can use them anywhere at any time. When you buy this pack, we want you to make sure you are getting the most you can out of it. This is why we recommend these 4 exercises to be incorporated into your routine if you want to take your workouts to the next level.

Mountain Climber with Fitness Sliders

Our fitness sliders are no joke. They may seem simple but they can make a humongous impact. When you combine these sliders with the mountain climber exercise, you are going to get an insane workout in. To successfully do the mountain climber, you need to:

  • Get into a plank position with the sliders under your feet
  • Pull your right leg up to your chest without moving your upper body
  • Quickly pull your left leg up while pushing back your right leg
  • Continue in the “right-left-right-left” motion

This simple exercise, which is better than crunches, gives you some forceful benefits such as drastically improving your core strength, toning your legs, and increasing flexibility, agility, and coordination. No workout is complete without rocking some mountain climbers.

Push Ups with Strike Gloves

Is there a better workout technique than the classic push up? There is a good reason that it’s been around since the beginning of time. While this is a perfect exercise to include in your training routine, when you use our POWERPACK, you will take it to the next level. With our amazing strike gloves include in the pack, you will get more out of a single push up than you ever have before. They say you can’t improve the classics, but we have.

Side Step Squats with Resistance Bands

These bands are so clutch while working out. Why else would we include them if they weren’t guaranteed to elevate your fitness? When you pair one of these bands with side step squats, you are going to get some amazing results. Follow these steps to master this exercise:

  • Loop one band around your ankles
  • Stand with your back straightened and your legs aligned with your shoulders
  • Take a step to the right and lower your body to the squat position
  • Return to the standing position
  • Take a step to the left and lower your body to the squat position
  • Return to standing position
  • Repeat until the set is completed switching between right and left stepping

By doing this exercise, you are going to see some great improvement in your workouts very quickly. Some killer benefits include better coordination, toned legs, strengthened leg and back muscles, and improved balance. You don’t need to work harder, you need to work smarter. Don’t just take our word for it, Olympic skier Bode Miller has praised the benefits of this exercise.

4 Punch Combo

Is there anything more stress relieving then letting out a ferocious punch? It doesn’t matter if you are taking on a sandbag or just throwing some hands in the air, a punch is a great way to blow off steam and work your arms muscles, not to mention how amazing it is for your cardio. That’s why we recommend our 4 punch combo set be used in every workout you do with our pack. This simply technique simply has you throw out punches in this order:

  • Jab
  • Straight
  • Hook
  • Straight

Repeat this order as many times as you wish, but know that you are slaying it when you do it with those gloves on. Incorporate this into your workout and soon you feel like your throwing punches that could rival the greats!

There is no such thing as a bad workout since exercise and fitness never goes to waste. When you use our POWERPACK, you are going to take your workouts to the next level. Use the great products included in our pack to do mountain climbers, push-ups, side step squats, and our 4 punch combo for an amazing workout that will burn 600-800 calories in 20-30 minutes. What could be better than that? Train like your going to be the greatest there ever was today.

At POWERHANDZ, we don’t just want people to train, but to take their workouts to the highest level. Our amazing POWERPACK and other products will allow you to take your workouts to incredible heights. We also offer products tailored to training for football, basketball, MMA, and more. Never train without us again. For more info on fitness and POWERHANDZ, check out our blog.

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Getting Into the Right Mindset

“Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.” -Robert Griffin III

What is the most important factor that you need to bring to any competition? The right mindset. It can be the difference between reaching ultimate victory or suffering a crushing defeat. At POWERHANDZ, we have seen all kinds of athletes and know exactly how powerful someone’s mentality is in the game. We want everyone, no matter what they do to be ready to win both mentally and physically. These are some of the best ways you can get your mind ready to win.

Don’t Worry About What You Can’t Control

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when getting ready to compete. One minor thing can go wrong and it could result in you getting psyched out. Don’t worry about things that aren’t in your control. Worry and anxiety won’t help you at all, in fact, they will do the opposite. Concern yourself with what you can control like your training, habits, and relaxation while not concerning yourself with what is out of it. Don’t let things out of your control concern you.

Trust your Training

One of the worst things an athlete can say when it’s time to compete is “I’m not ready.” Why would you even think that? You have been training nonstop to be where you are. When you feel like you can’t do it or that you aren’t good enough, you’re dead wrong. Plant your feet and trust in your training. There is no shame in failure when you give it everything you have and go all out. If you want to be sure that you did the best training possible, you need our one of a kind gloves. We guarantee that these will take your training to the next level and will improve your kinetic chain.

Calm your Mind

One of the biggest killers of athletes is overthinking in the heat of the moment. Do you think Michael Jordan ever stopped to think about the best way to make it up the court in the middle of a game? NO! He went in with a clear head and did what he needed to do. A calm mind is the ultimate weapon an athlete can have in their arsenal. Life and your competition aren’t going to give you 2 minutes to come up with the perfect counterattack strategy. They are going to come at you fast and hard with no mercy. If you want to dominate the competition you are going to need to clear your mind and go in ready to kill it.

Challenge Yourself

Do you want to know who your greatest rival in life is going to be? It’s not going to be that one player on the other team who just seems to get under your skin. Take a look and the mirror and you will see who it is. You are the one who will either hold yourself back or allow you to succeed. If you want to get into the perfect mindset to compete, you need to challenge yourself daily. All the best Olympic athletes don’t just train but test themselves in everything they do. They don’t just want to be one of the world’s finest, they want to be the world’s best. Challenge yourself every day, whether that means doing just one extra lay up on the court or benching just one more time.

If you want to destroy your opponents when you compete, you are going to need the right mindset to do it. Calming your mind, challenging yourself, and trusting in your training are the best things you can do to mentally prepare yourself for any competition. Don’t even try to worry about things that aren’t in your control, you need to be able to focus in the heat of the moment. If you want to dominate, you need to begin by controlling your mind and prepping it for competition. If you want to take your physical training to the next level, we recommended you get yourself a pair of our POWERHANDZ gloves to take your physical training to the next level. They will maximize and perfect your training and give you an efficient kinetic chain.

Our Challenge

We want you to train for excellence with POWERHANDZ. So we are going to give you a challenge that we know will lead you to become a master of the game. We want you to begin training your mind just as hard as your body. When it comes time for the big moment, your mind will be as strong as steel and won’t crack under the pressure. If you take on our challenge, you will be a legend with an unstoppable psyche. Don’t just be good, be the greatest there ever was.

 

At POWERHANDZ, we want you to become the next legend. Our incredible gloves don’t just improve your training but make you excel at it. We offer products for a number of sports including football, golf, MMA, and baseball/softball. When you train with our equipment, you are training with purpose. To learn more about becoming a superstar and POWERHANDZ, read our blog.

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The Best Drills to Strengthen Hand-Eye Coordination

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

We are just weeks away from the start of spring training. That means baseball players from all over the country will be heading down to Florida and training until they reach their peak performance. But what is the most important thing for them to train? Batting, catching, and running are all good guesses, but not what we are looking for. The right answer is hand-eye coordination. A player could hardly make it through one inning let alone an entire season if this skill isn’t perfected. The POWERHANDZ family wants every athlete to get the most of their training through our amazing gear as we push for you to become the next legendary player. We want every baseball player to have superhuman coordination. Here are some of the best training drills a player can do to improve this skill drastically.

Ball Drops

A simple yet perfect way to improve hand-eye coordination is by doing ball drops. All it requires is some dedication and a tennis ball. How it works is you drop the ball on the ground, once it bounces up you run to catch it before it can touch the ground again. This will drastically improve the hand-eye coordination of a player, but also their first step speed and reaction time. Sometimes less is more and this training technique proves that the easiest things can give us the best results. For an even better training session, be sure to check out our fantastic baseball products. We guarantee that the results will leave the competition speechless.

Practice Juggling

Juggling isn’t really a skill you would think of a baseball player having, but you would be shocked to learn that a lot of players do it as part of their training routine. This is not a joke, in fact, it is the farthest thing from it. Juggling 3-4 tennis balls a week should be in every baseball players training program. Studies have shown that after just a few practice sessions, people who used it to train had drastically improved catching, pitching, and batting skills. Not only that, but it encourages brain growth, meaning it will make you smarter.

Wall Ball

How many people really like training? It’s hard, takes up time, and there are probably a million other things someone would rather be doing. Muhammad Ali himself, the greatest boxer to ever live, admitted that he hated to train. So why not make it fun? The classic game of wall ball is the perfect way to train and have a good time. It can be played with 2-6 players and helps train hand-eye coordination and footwork. It also helps team members form bonds and become closer. When teammates are close friends, it drastically improves the teams’ strength. Why not take the pain out of training and have a good old fashioned game to keep up and improve your skills?

Using Smaller Balls

One of the best ways you can take your baseball training to the next level is to train with smaller balls. Now you might be saying right about now, “but why would that help? Wouldn’t it just make it more difficult to play with a larger ball?” We can assure that not only is this wrong but that it will improve all of the important aspects a player needs if they want to be in the MLB someday. When a baseball player is using smaller balls they not only get better hand-eye coordination, but better batting, catching, and throwing skills. After spending all spring using a ball half the size of a baseball, it’s going to be child’s play to dominate on the field.

If you want to take your baseball training to the next level, you need to focus on these killer hand-eye coordination drills. Ball drops, practicing juggling, and using smaller balls are guaranteed to improve even the best players performance. Wall ball is not only great training but helps strengthen the bonds of the team. We want you to train to become the next legendary ball player and when you incorporate these drills into your training, you will be one step closer to killing it. Never underestimate how far a little juggling can take you in the grand scheme of things. We highly recommend wearing your POWERHANDZ gloves during each of these drills to truly get the most out of every motion and maximize the potential of your kinetic chain.

At POWERHANDZ, we want you to train with purpose. Our gloves will not just improve your training, but take it to the next level. Our products aren’t exclusive to baseball, we also have items for basketball, football, MMA, and golf. We want you to not just be as best as you can be, but the superstar we know you can. To learn more about what it takes to become one the greats and POWERHANDZ, check out our blogs.

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Strengthen Your Kinetic Chain

One of the most commonly used phrases is that something is “only as strong as the weakest link.” This can apply to everything from sports teams to businesses, but what most people don’t think of is the body. The human body is a masterpiece of biology with every part designed to work with and support itself. You can’t stand up without your leg muscles, knees, feet, and ankles all working together as one. This is why your body has developed a kinetic chain that runs from the neck down the spine, through the hips, and into the legs, wrists, and feet. This powerful element is the key to all movement and when properly trained, can turn you into a stronger athlete. At POWERHANDZ, we know the importance of training this chain and making sure that every level of athlete is able to use it to the fullest.

Increased strength

One of the best benefits you get from training your kinetic chain is that you will strengthen your body as a whole. Training never goes to waste, no matter what it is for. Conditioning your body will give you some awesome extra benefits. All the muscles that work in the chain will grow stronger and operate better. Gaining some extra muscle mass will help you prevent injury, gain more confidence, and help your body improve its weight control. Exercise and training is something that will never be a waste of time or energy and gives you lifelong perks. If you want to train even better check out our amazing products. Our gloves will add light weight to the top of your hands that will strengthen all muscles together rather than a specific group. This will allow you to move more efficiently and compete better.

Better Body Movement

With the proper amount of hard work and training, you can change the way you move completely. A strong kinetic chain will help you move faster, better, and with less strain on your body. Training this specific part of you will result in your body neurologically rewriting how it should be moving. It might sound dramatic, but the changes are so subtle you won’t notice them until it’s already happened. If you want to completely change how you are going to maneuver your body through life, make sure to work hard and strengthen your chain.

Energy Use Reduction

Whether you are playing a heated game of basketball or killing it at the gym, every movement matters. Some athletes end up burning a lot of their energy due to many unnecessary movements and can’t muster any when it matters most. Properly training your chain will help your body use its energy more efficiently when moving. You could be the greatest basketball player on the planet, but if you run out of energy before the halftime then it doesn’t matter. Your energy is the most valuable thing you have when in competition, make sure your body knows how to make the most of it.

Decreased chance of Skeletal and joint injury

Have you ever experienced damage to your bones? Maybe you broke your arm as a kid or cracked a rib at some point. If you haven’t, we don’t need to tell you that it is not a pleasant experience. However, when you train your kinetic chain you are doing a great service to your skeleton. The stronger your chain, the less stress is put on your bones. This becomes extremely important as you grow older and your bones begin to weaken and wear down after years of constant use. The same goes for your joints, this training benefits them just as much. If you are an active runner, improving your chain is the best way to keep running as the years go by. Our POWERHANDZ products are extremely useful if you are recovering from an injury also or are in rehab.

Strengthening your kinetic chain isn’t just great for you, it’s great for your bones. A strong chain will help you move more efficiently, decrease the chance of injuring your skeleton or joints, and rude the energy you use when moving. Best of all, it will help strengthen your muscles and improve your body as a whole. Every athlete should do some training of their chain, it will pay off big for them in the long run.

The Kinetic Challenge

We want you to train your chain in our kinetic challenge. No form of training ever goes to waste and we promise you that this is the kind that will change your life. Whether you are a runner, baseball star, or just want to improve your health this is a must! We want to see you develop a chain so strong that you move with the agility of a panther on and off the field.

If you are going to train, make sure you are doing it with POWERHANDZ. Our incredible products, such as the POWERPACK, will take your workouts to the next level. It doesn’t matter if you are simply trying to get into better shape or training to be the best there ever was, we promise that we can help you. We want you to be not just as good as you can be, but one of the greatest of all time. For more great training tips, check out our blogs.

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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.

To learn more about how to become a superstar and POWERHANDZ, check out our other amazing blogs.

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The Benefits of Training in the Morning

Why getting up early and moving your body is an absolute must.

Before we dive into how exercising in the morning will help you accomplish your goals, we feel as though we must address the elephant in the room. We totally understand that not everyone is a morning person and that is fine. But just because you’re not a morning person now doesn’t mean you can’t be in the future with just a little extra motivation and some tips from our family at POWERHANDZ.

Believe it or not, but early morning workouts actually offer a wealth of benefits, both to your health and daily schedule that exercising at other times simply cannot offer. To answer the question you may be wondering, yes, you must be extremely disciplined to make this work. Waking up at the crack of dawn isn’t a cake walk, but it is absolutely worth it. To really crush your morning workout you must get focused, zoned in, and not just going through the motions like a zombie from The Walking Dead.

With time and practice, there is no question that you will become an early morning workout hero and will actually inspire those around you to get the most out of their days as well.

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how training in the morning will allow you to elevate your game.

Up your metabolism

If you are someone that is super up-to-date with popular terms in the fitness industry then it is very likely that you have heard of post-exercise oxygen consumptions. For those who have never heard of this term, it simply means that your body burns more calories after you exercise. Whether you are driving a car, sitting at a desk, or hanging out with friends, your body will deeply appreciate the benefits.

To take advantage of this you need to get up, get moving, up your metabolism, and then start eating to replenish the nutrients that were lost during your killer gym session. After consuming food after demolishing a workout your body actually does one of these three things:

  • Use the food as a source of energy
  • Use it to replenish your body, especially after a hard day on the field
  • Store it for later

Replenishing your body is so very important, especially if you are in a period of hard training. After a morning workout, you need to provide your body with the calories needed to meet your higher metabolic needs. When you exercise later in the day, these benefits simply cannot be achieved. Especially if you are a mom who is trying to lose some baby-weight, boosting your metabolism will make a big difference.

Get consistent

When you rock a training session in the morning it ensures that your schedule will not be moved around, which can actually impact the actual quality of your workout. When you pass on exercising in the morning, more pressing issues can come up, which encourages you to take care of those issues rather than getting in a quality workout. Distractions are completely eliminated when you are up around the same time that the sun comes up. We highly recommend waking up early, getting down to business, and enjoying a day where you can focus on recovery and getting in another rock solid working the following day.

You will be energized

Wake up your body and prepare the most important muscle you have – your mind. Not so shockingly to us, movement can be an absolutely phenomenal source of energy. To make this routine even sweeter, rocking a morning workout will also elevate your mental abilities. You will feel much more awake and your mind will be dialed in to handle whatever your day may throw at you. From unexpected errands to a large workload at your job, you will be a force to be reckoned with. If you are a fitness enthusiast looking to inspire your crew, then being energized to fire them up is important!

Become more disciplined

Just like any habit that you pick up, developing the discipline needed to work out in the morning will truly benefit you overall. You will hold yourself to higher standards, you will value your time more, and most importantly, you will feel so much better. The discipline that you gain is more than likely to spill over to other areas of your life such as making the extra effort in relationships, developing better eating habits, and getting a better night of sleep. We care so deeply about enhancing your performance, so give working out in the morning a fair shot.

Achieve your goals

Whether you are fully aware of this or not, waking up in the morning early take sacrifice, determination, grit, and a tenacious work ethic. In your mind, it is common to think, “is this actually worth it?” Let’s keep it real, working out in the morning is not easy, but it is worth it. The sacrifices you make will subconsciously make you work harder, get more out of your workout, and will force you to commit to your process. Always train with purpose.

To also get the most out of your morning workouts, you must train differently. Everyone is following the old routines and mixing it up is what can really set you apart. If you have never tried our products then you must to enhance your performance. Whether you are a beginner or an elite athlete, we will give you the edge you need.

To give you an even sharper edge, here are some secrete for waking up early:

 

  • Put your alarm far away so that you are forced to get out of bed
  • Keep moving. The more you stay still the more tired you will be
  • Give yourself something to look forward to (a tasty breakfast)
  • Warm up properly. Get the blood flowing before getting into the heart of your training session
  • Eat healthy so that you feel fantastic when you wake up.

POWERHANDZ Morning Exercise Challenge – grab your POWERFIT Gloves

We want to push you to be the absolute greatest athlete and person that you can be, which is why we need to challenge you. Find a calendar, whether it is physical or on your phone and schedule what time and what type of exercise you are planning on doing in the morning for the next week (with your POWERHANDZ, of course). Once you make it through this next week do it again and again and again. Eventually, you will get into a routine and will be completely unstoppable.

When you procrastinate your workouts, you procrastinate greatness, so get going and begin training in the morning. Your body will thank you.

For more information about how to take your game to the next level and about POWERHANDZ, follow our blog.

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POWERHANDZ 2018 Buyer’s Guide

Exciting news, POWERHANDZ fam, the holiday season is upon us. Laughs will be shared, drinks and meals will be enjoyed, and one of the most important staples, gifts will be given. The gift that you give to a friend or family member is a sentiment that they will cherish relentlessly because, well, “it is the thought that counts,” but take your thought further by giving them a gift that they will not only enjoy, but a gift that they need to boost their health, allow them to gain an edge on their competition, and most importantly, help them train with purpose. This holiday season, don’t just give your loved ones generic gifts like socks, a phone case, or some pants, mix it up and give them a gift that will increase their power. This season, here is what we will be offering!

 

Weighted Anti-Grip Gloves

The POWERHANDZ Anti-Grip Weighted Training Gloves have weight distributed across the top side of the gloves and an anti-friction material on the palm side of the gloves, making it more difficult to dribble a basketball when training. They are ideal for a beginner baller to even a pro looking to elevate their game!

 

The benefits

  • Weight resistance on the gloves improves strength in the hand and arm muscles –
  • Increased hand speed
  • Makes dribbling and catching the ball more difficult during training
  • Improved confidence once gloves are removed Up to 2 LB in weight for each pair based on size.
  • Great for basketball or football

 

Selecting the perfect size is key, so here is a chart to help!

Basketball POWERARCH 

The POWERARCH is a first of its kind training accessory designed to force a ball handler on the basketball court to stay low with their dribble. Previously, athletes were forced to use chairs or other items not designed for ball handling to work on staying low with their dribble. With the POWERARCH, your increased movement abilities will have you breaking ankles and hitting clutch shots.

 

The benefits 

  • Increased ball-handling capabilities
  • Movement improvements

 

Basketball POPUP Defender

The POWERHANDZ Pop Up Defender is a compressed, collapsible 3-foot-5 statue that can be used as a defender for basketball, football and soccer. The innovative Pop Up Defender easily collapses and contains storage space inside, making it the perfect choice for coaches and athletes to take with them to simulate real live defenders on the field or court. School your competition with this cutting-edge product!

 

The benefits

  • 3-foot-5 standing barrier created to mimic a real defender
  • Can easily be collapsed for coaches and athletes to take with them on the road
  • Contains storage space inside to store training gear
  • Durable solution to previously used training methods like garbage cans or chairs
  • Designed for basketball, football and soccer

 

Basketball Dribble Sleeve

The POWERHANDZ Anti-Grip removable basketball wrap is placed around the circumference of a basketball, decreasing control when dribbling or catching the ball. Training with purpose begins with perfecting the basics.

 

The benefits

  • Designed to improve ball handling for athletes of all ages and levels
  • Enhances ball handling confidence
  • Reduces grip by eliminating the feel of the rubber and leather on the balls outer surface

 

Weighted Pure-Grip Gloves

The POWERHANDZ Pure Grip Weighted Training Gloves have weight distributed across the top side of the gloves with a grip material (similar to baseball batting gloves) on the palm. For beginners and elite athletes alike, to increase bat speed is always a plus for your game.

 

The benefits

  • Resistance increases proprioception
  • Resistance develops finger and forearm strength
  • Increased finger strength allows for proper control of bat in full swing
  • Four-way nylon stretch fabric provides durability and flexibility during movement
  • Up to 2 LB in weight for each pair based on size

 

Weighted Striker Training Gloves

The POWERHANDZ Striker Training Gloves have weight distributed across the top side of the gloves. For beginner boxers or MMA fighters, these gloves will increase your hand speed as well as arm strength.

 

The benefits 

  • Weight resistance on the gloves improves strength in the hand and arm muscles
  • Increased hand speed Improved confidence once gloves are removed
  • Four-way nylon stretch fabric provides durability and flexibility during movement
  • Up to 2 LB in weight for each pair based on size

 

Weighted Fitness Gloves

The POWERHANDZ POWERFIT Training Gloves have weight strategically distributed across the top side of the gloves, along with a grip material on the palm that is reinforced with foam gel padding. These gloves are suitable for any type of fitness training: weight-lifting, cross-training, cycling and general workouts. The weight resistance on the gloves improves strength, while the foam gel provides protection from calluses and blisters. They are great for busy moms who are looking to get back into the weight room, athletes looking to strengthen their arms, and those looking to truly train purposefully.

 

The benefits

  • – Suitable for weight-lifting, weighted training, cross-training, powerlifting, pullup & general workouts, bodybuilding, cycling, etc.
  • – Foam Gel provides protection from calluses and blisters
  • – Weight resistance on the gloves improves strength in the hand and arm muscles
  • – Four-way nylon stretch fabric provides durability and flexibility during movement

 

Whether you are just starting out, have been in the game for a few years and are looking to take your skills to the next level, or are an elite athlete, you can benefit from each of these unique products.

Coming soon from POWERHANDZ

POWERPACK

In addition to singular products, we will also be offering packages so that you have every single thing you need to elevate your fitness!

Our POWERPACK includes a pair of weighted fitness gloves, resistance bands, and even POWERHANDZ sliders. To get fit, this package offers everything that you could need!

The best part?

You can get all of these products during our Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials for a great price! Stay tuned, POWERHANDZ fam!

We care so deeply about your success both on and off the playing fields, so give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season, products from our dedicated, passionate, and caring family at POWERHANDZ!

Happy holidays and happy shopping!