Have you ever played with a gyro? The feeling of torsional resistance in your hand is amazing. I was introduced to a new way of waking up my stabalizer muscles in my wrist, forearms, and shoulders by playing with this gyro by DFX.
The IRON POWER ball was created by DFX. This is an extreme gyro that in your hand can can create between 50 and 60 lbs. of isometric torque. It's eye-popping hand held motion that keeps going with your consistent movement and is a fun way to strengthen your wrist, hand, and arms. When the gyro was first handed to me it was shocking to feel how quickly my muscles activated to respond to balancing and not dropping the ball.
There are several different options that DFX has created that can really help strengthen your hands and wrists. Check out their web page: http://mydfx.com/categories/extreme-gyros
I have taken the gyro with me in my car on road trips, kept it at my office, and brought it with me to different functions to see what people think. My friends have all been surprised at how quickly it starts to work your arm muscles. I noticed a difference in my arms in just a few weeks using this about every other day.
Many different athletes in several disciplines have seen benefits: Golfers, bikers, rock climbers, swimmers, mountain bikers, cyclists, etc. The list is long and the overwhelming feeling is that this fun portable training toy can give you a feeling of muscle stimulation without getting you into a full sweat. It takes some getting used to to keep the gyro moving but once you get it going it is something that you can really feel.
The low end model gyro can be purchased for 22 dollars, with the high end model the IRON POWER at 100. The price difference is in that the 22 dollar gyro is plastic- while the $100 ball is made of stainless steel and comes with a smooth display case. There are several options and carrying cases available which make this a great gift for the athlete that may think they have everything. Or for the person that likes to have something going on while watching tv, working, or just hanging around with family. For a real challenge get one of these gyros and use it while you are on your trainer this winter.
For more information about this and other products, go to: mydfx.com