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    fttfbass is offline Senior Member
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    I have to be honest, I don't quite know what to tell my buddy about this thing. He just sent me a link on facebook about, http://www.thetower200.com/ce-nn-default2.aspx?adid=twr9006 , and wants my opinion on it. For a quick background on him. He's a police officer who's been a so called "hardgainer" like myself. I got him into multijoint strength and size programs in the past, instead of the typical single joint bodybuilding crap that most people tend to think is the proper way to train. He's had some excellent results so far. Sometime within the last year he started showing some interest in kettlebells, and knew that I was the one to ask about them. I spoke to him about the benefits and all of the WTH effects that I've had from training almost entirely with kettlebells. So I basically sold him on the idea that he NEEDED to start working out with kettlebells. I think he's also still studying BJJ, but I'm not quite sure.

    I watched the short clip on this thing and have to admit, I'm sort of interested in it as an assistance tool for explosive training. Some of the exercises you can do with it look really sport specific to MMA training. I don't agree with sport specific exercises for athletes, but since I'm not an athlete I don't see an issue with those exercises for somebody such as myself. I'd be sold on it if I thought Randy Couture has actually used this device.

    Any opinions on this probable piece of junk?
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    I'm really not into isolation. If I had to guess, I'd say most people on this site are not into isolation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpeoples View Post
    I'm really not into isolation. If I had to guess, I'd say most people on this site are not into isolation.
    I realize that. When I first started lifting weights with a buddy of mine, we did a lot of isolation exercises. We pretty much did what we saw everybody else in the gym doing. I probably haven't done a single isolation exercise in the last 5 years. That's why I gravitated towards this website and the way's of the party.

    The tower200 isn't just an isolation exercise tool. It has about 200 exercises that you can do on it. Some are isolation, most are not. Some exercises are pretty unique, some are not.

    Any opinions on the actual device itself?
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    It looks like it could work pretty well. I wouldn't buy it, but I'm not an MMA fighter. Your buddy, on the other hand, is a police officer so it could benefit him. I see what you mean now about the explosiveness.
    Last edited by mrpeoples; 08-03-2009 at 07:32 AM.

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    I looked into it a little further. I watched the video a couple of times and looked at the exercise chart. Honestly I don't see anything that this device can do that my kettlebells, clubbells, sledgehammer, and own bodyweight can't do for explosive training. That's my official opinion on this device, and that's what I'm going to pass along to my buddy.
    Luke-ISSA CFT & IKFF CKT

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    I think a set of exercise bands would be a lot cheaper and could be utilized the same way based on what I saw on the website.

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    All I use is kettlebells a barbell a pullup bar and my bodyweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpeoples View Post
    All I use is kettlebells a barbell a pullup bar and my bodyweight.
    Definately nothing wrong with that. The bulk of my training comes from kettlebells, a barbell and a pullup bar at my local park. I have a bunch of other tools in my arsenal like a sledgehammer, homemade clubbells, homemade hungarian core blaster (for heavy swings with a narrower stance), century BOB punching bag, lifeline usa power pushup 3, medicine ball, ab wheel, and adjustable dumbells. But I use most of these other tools off and on when they suit my personal goals at the time.
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