View Full Version : Power Hooks
10-05-2002, 05:49 PM
Have you guys seen or used the 'power hooks? You hang them on a bar and place dbs in them. It allows you to use heavy dbs without having to hoist them up. Sounds like a very good idea.
10-17-2002, 10:41 AM
i got powerhooks for several months . you got to buy them , no dout . ...the best fifty bucks i have ever spent
10-17-2002, 12:56 PM
That's an interesting product!
There were times when it was a little bit of an overload on the rotator cuffs to pick up really heavy DBs from bad angles. I saw a really fat guy sitting on top of a 5-gallon paint bucket and it held him up just fine, and this got me thinking.
I got a pair of 5-gallon plastic buckets with lids from the farm supply store for about 10 bucks I think. I put about 30 pounds of sand (for ballast) in each one and snapped the lids down tight.
They are now my cheap but strong DB stands, with handles for moving them around easily. Inexpensive and mighty useful.
08-25-2004, 03:11 AM
Sorry to bump an old thread, but does anyone know of a supplier who ships Power Hooks internationally (specifically, to the UK)?
I'm really interested in getting some and everyone seems to rate them highly, I just can't find a way to get any!
08-25-2004, 10:01 AM
nybb prob does
I replied to this thread yesterday but didn't take. I'll try again.
Power Hooks are great in my opinion. The ones I'm referring to are hooks attached to the db. There are others that are attached to the lifting points of the bench (NYBB) similar to where a bb would rest. You don't have to kick the dbs up into position. The only bad thing about these is after you make your lift with the dbs and do your reps, you have to return the dbs to the orginal fixed point.
With the Power Hooks that are attached to the dbs the dbs are hung over an empty or loaded bb bar, where you want them, you then position yourself under the bar, lift the dbs, do your reps and when your finished you can hook the dbs anywhere on bb bar; thereby, not having to reach for the fixed points to return the dbs. The Power Hooks are made of a special alloy steel and it's said they are tested to over 1,000#s. They run about 50-60 bucks. I got mine at a local fitness dealer. For your information, I've listed the manufacture below, good luck.
COUNTRY POWER, INC.
85-879 Farrington Hwy.
Ph: (Toll Free) 1-888-669-6316