( Power Hooks & Tommy Kono Bands )
Country Power Inc. is the manufacturer of Power Hooks, which is a patented and trademarked product. Power Hooks stay with your dumbbells and hang onto any overhead barbell. This puts you in proper lifting position without having to lift the dumbbell from the floor nor having to drop them back onto the floor after the exercise. Power Hooks also provide a better way to handle and spot dumbbells.
Country Power wants to point out, that using Power Hooks is the only way to effectively pre-load dumbbells. The easiest way to understand pre-loading is to imagine barbell benches which hold the weight above the head before we bench. Do you think you could work out with the same intensity taking the barbell from the floor? By being able to take the barbell off the uprights you get a pre-load. This allows the nervous system to be ready for the lift; therefore, you’re able to handle much more weight resulting in maximum exercise benefit. Pre-loading has shown to give strength and muscle gains and prevent injuries. You cannot get the proper pre-load by having your training partner hand you the dumbbells, or by you kicking up (clearing) the dumbbells. Without the pre-loading you cannot train with the intensity that someone can with Power Hooks. You know you can push much more weight then you can clear. There are dumbbell benches on the market but they have many problems that in actuality Power Hooks have solved. One problem is that dumbbell benches have fixed lifting points. This means you have to take the dumbbells from a fixed point and after working out with the dumbbells return the dumbbells to the same fixed point. Even if you can adjust the dumbbell bench to a good lifting position, returning the dumbbells to the same point could be very difficult. Power Hooks do not have fixed points, you can start the lift and end the lift from any position on the barbell.

Get fast results with Power Hooks. After only a few months users increasing 20 lbs. to 30 lbs. of weight to dumbbells. Another good reason to use Power Hooks is that it is physically impossible to clear or kick up the dumbbell weight that you can actually press. So if you are clearing or kicking up dumbbells to get in a pressing movement, you will never work out with the dumbbell weight you should be pressing. Working with heavy dumbbells using Power Hooks is the best way to increase mass and strength.
Easy to load and unload weights for adjustable dumbbells. Better then power blocks.
Not only for the big boys! Dumbbell training with Power Hooks is the best way to start a youth weight training program,
Swing out dumbbells get ready to press.
PRESS
You can work to total fatigue then bridge up and hook to bar.
You can lift dumbbells from any height but for the best results hang dumbbells at the same height that you would start your lift with a barbell. If your bench cannot be adjusted to a higher height the above shows a method to use.
Dumbbell movement same as
barbell movement.
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COUNTRY POWER MAKES TWO STYLES OF POWER HOOKS.

1.THE FIRST STYLE: YOU POUND THE HOOKS ON THE DUMBBELLS WITH A 5-POUND PLATE. THESE POWER HOOKS FIT LIKE THEY ARE WELDED ON. THEY ALSO CAN BE REMOVED BY POUNDING, AND REINSTALLED. THERE ARE TWO SIZES.

1) STANDARD POWER HOOKS WHICH FIT ALL DUMBBELLS WITH GRIP SIZES UP TO 3 3/4 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE.

2). XL POWER HOOKS WHICH FIT GRIP SIZES OVER 3 3/4" UP TO 4 3/8" IN CIRCUMFERENCE.( STANDARD is excellent for adjustable dumbbells ) POWER HOOKS XL POWER HOOKS COST $39.99 PLUS $6.75 S/H-----not sold in store---TOTAL $46.74

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2.)THE SECOND STYLE:Our best seller the GYM-APPROVED POWER HOOKS. THESE HOOKS FIT ALL SIZES OF DUMBBELLS AND ARE VERY EASY TO INSTALL AND REMOVE. THEY ARE GREAT FOR THE GYM AND FOR HEX DUMBBELLS. THEY COST TEN DOLLARS MORE. ALSO FITS POWER BLOCKS GYM-APPROVED POWER HOOKS with (PHW) wraps

COST $49.95 PLUS $6.75 S/H----found only in store that understand free weight training-----TOTAL $56.70

 

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First style Power Hooks
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 Gym-Approved POWER HOOKS

 PHW (POWER HOOKS WRAPS)

GYM-APPROVED POWER HOOKS ALSO FITS POWERBLOCKS
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POWER HOOKS A BREAKTHOUGH IN DUMBBELL TRAINING.

Power Hooks have definitely improved dumbbell training. They provide the user with a method to perform and accomplish dumbbell training procedures safer and easier, resulting in maximum exercise benefit.

Using Power Hooks is the only way to effectively pre-load dumbbells. Pre-loading has shown to give strength, muscle gains and prevent injuries. You cannot get the proper pre-load by having your training partner hand you the dumbbells, or by you kicking up (clearing) the dumbbells. Without the pre-loading you cannot train with the intensity that someone can with Power Hooks.

Power Hooks are the best way to spot and handle dumbbells. Dumbbell training is more intense, and concentration is improved.

This product has demonstrated to provide users rapid results. After only a few months users are increasing 20 to 30 lbs. of weight to dumbbells.

MAKE DUMBBELL TRAINING INTENSE!

THE 10 REP DUMBBELL BENCH CONEST WITH POWER HOOKS
$1000.00 TO WINNER
2002 WINNER $1000.00 ALLAN MYSZKA from Edger, WI.  Age 36 body weight 152 lbs.
Total dumbbell weight of  270 lbs. (135lbs dumbbells) for ten reps.
2003 WINNER $1000.00 ALLEN L. REED from Goshen, IN.  Age 39 body weight 222 lbs.
Total dumbbell weight of  300 lbs. (150lbs dumbbells) for ten reps.
2004 WINNER $1000.00  GRAZIANO DOMINICI from Bra, ITALY Age 26 body weight 218 lbs.
Total dumbbell weight of  290 lbs. (145lbs dumbbells) for ten reps.
2005 WINNER $1000.00 DAVID SILVA from Makaha, HI.  Age 36 body weight 172 lbs.
Total dumbbell weight of  256 lbs. (128lbs dumbbells) for ten reps.
2006 WINNER $1000.00 JOE WILMORE from ST. PAUL, MN.  Age 33 body weight 210 lbs.
Total dumbbell weight of  300 lbs. (150lbs dumbbells) for ten reps.
Until further notice, the annual dumbbell 10 rep contest is discontinued. Information on reinstatement will be posted on the web site.

ONLY SOLD IN STORES THAT UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF DUMBBELL TRAINING.

   More products from Country Power Inc.  

  • Tommy Kono Bands
  • Tommy Kono Waist Band

Bob Bednarski wearing the T.K. Bands that Tommy Kono gave him back in 1966.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE T.K. BANDS
  I never had knee problems until I gave an informal demonstration at a Boy Scout Jamboree near Dover, Pennsylvania.   I performed a Split-style Snatch of 135 lb.  My best Snatch at that time was 297 lb. using the Squat-style so you would think that a measly 135 should not bother me.  Well, evidently my forward knee, the right one, must have flexed a little out of alignment for it did not feel right after I gave the exhibition.  I did not think anything of it and went on to Warsaw, Poland for the '59 World Weightlifting Championships.  At the Championships I tried a World Record lift of 374 lb. in the Clean and Jerk.  I shouldered the weight but failed the overhead portion of the lift.  The very next day after spending some waking hours moving around, I tried to sit on a chair and found I could not bend my right leg enough to sit correctly.  It was stiff and the knee looked swollen.   From then on I had a knee problem.  Because my right knee was bad I started to favor it and use my left leg more in all my movements, even transferring much of my training load to my left leg. Yes, you guessed it.  I had a problem with my left knee too.  I was plagued with both knees being bad going to the 1960 Rome Olympics.  My once thickly muscled legs, especially right above my knees, started to shrink in size for I could not perform the full knee bends or tax them without being in pain. 
  Sports medicine was unknown and especially in Hawaii such a thing as arthroscopic surgery was non-existent.  I suffered through 4 more years but in early 1964 I created a support for my knees that worked wonders. It kept my knees stable, warm  and provided good support.  I used it every time I used my legs and that meant for Olympic lifting, of course.  It was like having a new pair of knees!  If I had these knee bands earlier it would have prolonged my weightlifting career...and I may have even won my third gold medal at the 1960 Olympics. 

  When I was coaching in Mexico I gave a pair to Bob Bednarski at the 1966 World Weightlifting Championships that was staged in East Berlin.  He took it back to York and used it in training.  It was used by Tommy Suggs, then editor of Strength & Health magazine, and Bill Starr, the assistant editor.  It was common for all three to take turns using it because they had only one pair between them.
  When I developed the knee band, I called it T.K. Knee Bands.  When Bob Hoffman of York took over the marketing, he renamed  it B.H. Knee Bands.
  Now, for the first time since then, the original design and superior material are now available to keep your knees in top shape.  These specially developed knee bands are not your typical knee sleeves, knee supporters or knee braces.  When you wear them, you know you have something that will protect your knees from injuries.  After you have used them in your training and remove them, your knees will feel as if they are well lubricated and feel like new.  Your knees will actually be sweating.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY KNEES
 
What is the worst setback you can have in any sport?  Injuries, correct?  And what kinds of injuries are the most prevalent?  In most cases it is a knee injury that besets a large number of athletes.  Unstable knees also develops as one becomes older with old knee injuries surfacing.
 
One of the expressions I heard a long time ago for boxers was, First your legs go, then your arms go, then your friends go.  How much of this is true, does not matter but it does point to the knees as the most vulnerable joints in the body.  This is especially true for athletes into basketball, football, tennis and in any sport where the legs are vigorously used.
 
Take the legs out of action and you have no real strength.  Weak legs usually mean weak quad (thigh) muscles.  The thigh muscles gather together to become tendons by the knees.  The knees then become the important joint so critical for stability and strength in all the body movements.
 
I learned from experience a long time ago that for an Olympic weightlifter, the knees are the most important joints to keep healthy.  With full flexing of the knee joints, it is imperative that they are strong, stable and conditioned to stay that way. 
 
The T.K. Kneebands were created for the purpose of giving support, stability and warmth to the knees.  It should be worn anytime the knees are vigorously used.  You will gain confidence in the knowledge that you are taking precaution in protecting this vulnerable, most important joint.
 
Do not wait until you have injured your knee to wear the T.K. Kneebands.  If you have one bad knee, you should still wear them on both knees.    This is the reason a pair is in each package and not sold individually. 
 
The T.K. Kneebands were made in 1964.  I gave my friend Gary Cleveland, a weightlifter who made the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, a pair of my original knee bands before he left for the Olympic Games.  He had been using them for training, running, bicycling and hiking until the year 2000 when the seam of one of the pair started to come unglued.   Thirty-six years of use is good testimonial of a quality product, don't you think?
 
Last year my friend Leo and I pursued developing the Kneebands.  We were successful in manufacturing them with superior material than my original ones.  They are now available.  
 
At the last Arnold Fitness Expo, the T.K. Kneebands were purchased by large men who were into Strongman competition, Power Lifting and Bodybuilding for use on their elbows.  It seems their elbows, as the knees, are taxed repeatedly and the support, stability and warmth the bands create works well on the elbows just as it does for the knees. 
 
After you wear it, I doubt you will want to exercise without them.  If you use your legs vigorously at work, play or in sports, you will feel more stable and reassured of your body movement with them on.  Your knees will feel warm and secure; and when the time comes to take them off, your knees will feel well lubricated and feel like new. 
 
The TK Kneebands come in Small, Medium and Large sizes.  Medium will accommodate anyone who weighs between 130 to 250 lb. because it can stretch.  When the kneebands are worn for awhile, they will mold to conform with your knees shape.   

BRIEF BACKGROUND ON TK  (TOMMY KONO)
Tommy Kono's background in the field of weightlifting is very extensive for he has won 3 medals in 3 separate Olympics, two of which were gold and the other silver; and also 6 world championships in weightlifting during the non-Olympic years.  He has won Mr. World and 3 times the Mr. Universe physique titles.  Tommy had transformed  himself from a very sickly child to a great physical specimen.  By the time he was 20 he had performed 20 repetitions of full knee bends with 360 lb. while weighing 153 lb.   He had continued to perform heavy full squats until the injury of his right knee when he was 29 years old.  He was undefeated in Olympics & World Championships from 1952 to 1959 but with his knee injury, arthritis started to set in on his knees.  This led to his development of his TK kneeband but it was 4 years too late.  Had he created it when he had injured his right knee, he could have possibly won his 3rd gold medal at the Olympics.   Tommy is still very much involved with weightlifting and continues to be a student of the sport.  He has published an instructional book titled Weightlifting, Olympic Style  that is considered by many to be the best book on the market on competitive Olympic weightlifting.    

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 T.K. BANDS (small)

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Mr. Kono,
I am writing to thank you for the TK Waist Band and TK Knee Bands.  Without your Bands I could not have accomplish my goal of losing 100 lbs. in bodyweight.  I have used other bands and wraps on the market but your bands stands alone.  They are the very best!
I attach my "before" and "after" photo and the story behind them.  Please feel free to use them to support your great products.
A very sincere thanks again.  Your name and your TK bands stands out head and shoulders above in the field of other similar products.


 

As a Power Lifter I trained to get big and strong and I thought nothing of eating a whole family pizza followed with a half gallon of ice cream by myself in one sitting.  I loved Power Lifting because I could eat to my heart's content and become big and powerful!
   I had a physical checkup by my family doctor two months after turning 50 years of age.  At 5 feet 11 1/2 inches in height I weighed 316 pounds and my blood pressure was too high so the doctor prescribed blood pressure medication for my condition.  
   I told him I did not need it because I would drop my bodyweight.   He countered by telling me that losing weight would not do it.  He was thinking I meant 20-30 pounds but I was thinking in terms of losing 100 pounds.    I left his office with the blood pressure medicine in hand but with a definite goal in mind -- that of losing 100 pounds of body fat by following a sound diet and an exercise program geared to lose body fat.  
  My background as an athlete in Power Lifting helped me set definite goals so my plan included following a good nutritional program I picked up from (Power Nutrition) articles in Powerlifting USA.
Cardiovascular exercise was included too so the increased circulation prevents loose skin from forming as fat would disappear.  
  The cardiovascular movements such as jumping rope, biking or jogging meant constant pounding on the knee joints and to prevent wear and tear and to keep stability and warmth in the knees, I used the TK Knee Bands.  The pounding affects the lower back and spine as well so I wore the TK Waist Band that kept my back warm and gave good support to the lower back.
  The one thing that helped me lose inches around my waist was the TK Waist Band. It is common to lose 3 pounds or so in exercising from sweating and all this can be gained back by hydrating yourself but what most people do not understand is that the TK Waist Band helps generate heat and that in turn improves blood circulation.  This, in turn, helps metabolize this area faster. 
 


 My waist came down from 44 inches to 34 inches and I did lose 100 pounds in body fat in 7 months' time.  If you check my shoulder and chest area on the "after" picture, I have not lost any size or shape there but the waist has impressively trimmed down.  Incidentally, my blood pressure reading is perfect and I do not take any  medication. They say with age comes wisdom and I find this to be so true.
 In the lower photo you see me wearing what I call the
TK Suit of Armor for my exercise program....prevents injuries of the knees, lower back and trims the waist.  The support and warmth created by the TK bands on the joints is critical especially for a heavy person who perform any repetitive movements.  I strongly advise anyone who wishes to lose bodyweight to wear these TK Bands as a protective measure against stress and strain of the joints that will under go constant pounding.  If your joints go, so does you cardiovascular exercises and the high metabolic rate!
MY SUIT OF ARMOR at age 51
 T.K. WAIST BAND

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