Founded in 1991 by specialty fitness equipment designers, PowerBlock, Inc., is known for providing their clients with the performance advantage of hand weights without the restrictions of old fashioned racks and dumbbells.
And since 1991, PowerBlock’s clients have been boasting the benefits these unique sets of weights provide their athletes, from the high school level to the pros and everywhere between. “I fell in love with the Power of PowerBlocks 20 years ago,” says Mark Verstegen, President and Founder of EXOS in Phoenix, Arizona. “PowerBlocks have been at the core of our approach from user experience, training systems, operations, and facility design.”
Scott Gadeken, Head of Physical Conditioning at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, also values PowerBlocks as an “integral part” of his training systems. “With over 1,000 full time student-athletes to train, as well as delivering world class training programs to our professional athletes,” Gadeken says, “the PowerBlocks get used every day, by every athlete, and allows us to stay true to our philosophy of multi-joint, multi-muscle, and multi-plane movements.”
“The various sizes of both dumbbells and kettlebells have been well received by our clients and athletes,” adds Robert Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of Smarter Team Training, located near Baltimore, Maryland. “In our training environment, each dumbbell set is strategically placed between machines and at squat racks to add exercise variety at arms-length … a great addition to our facility.”
PowerBlock is also credited for enhancing the strength programs of Penn State University. “The versatility that PowerBlock provides the strength programs at Penn State University allows us more time to train our athletes and give us an edge on our competition,” says Dwight Galt, Assistant Athletic Director of Performance Enhancement at Penn State. “PowerBlocks are the premier dumbbell product in strength and power training, and Penn State couldn’t be more satisfied.”
These adjustable training tools have also hit the National Football League. “The versatility and durability of the PowerBlock make it a must have tool in any tool box,” says Craig Fitzgerald, Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Tennessee and former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston Texans. “Wherever we go—SEC, Big 10, and NFL—PowerBlock is always with us.”
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