This is for all you guys/gals that workout without a spotter. I just purchased some Power Hooks to help me with my heavy dumbbell exercises and I have to tell you that these things are awesome. They have to be one of the best pieces of equipment I have bought for my home gym in a long time.
It has always been a pain in the ass trying to get my heavy dumbbells into place while sitting or laying on my bench. The only way I could do it was to stand up, swing the weights up to my shoulders and then try and lay down on the bench, major pain in the butt as many of you know. I was actually doing some flat bench flys today and I hurt my right front delt lowering the weight down to the floor after my set. I am glad to say this will never happen again. With these hooks I can set up a barbell over my bench, hang the dumbbells from it, lay down and start pressing, when I am done I can just hang them back on the barbell.
One of my favorite exercises for my triceps is the lying tricep extension. I use a tricep bar that is sort of oval shaped with two vertical handles in the middle of it. This bar really nails the tri's but it's too short to reach the supports on my cage. Now I can just use one of these hooks to suspend this bar too. I can't tell you how much easier it is to get set up for a lift now. No more grunting and groaning tyring to lay down a loaded bar in my hands.
There is one other exercise that I am looking forward to using them for and that is the close grip bench press. I have found that using an ez-curl bar for this exercise really takes the strain of my wrist and allows for a much more comfortable hand position. Just as my tricep bar the ez-curl bar will not reach the supports on my rack. Now I can finally load up my ez-curl and hang it from my barbell.
You don't need a rack to utilize these hooks either any bench with extendable support post will work.
I just thought I would put a post on the forum about these hooks because I was doing a search here the other day to research them a little bit and I could only find a few vague post about them.
The web address is www.powerhooks.com