I was going to write a log today about training and what I’ve been doing, and what I am about to do, but really, no one cares about that.
What do I think you do care about?
Lots of stuff, but I bet you want to know what the coolest and most useful shit on the site is, right?


Well, here is my list of the Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS in no particular order.


The Power Center “PR Platform”

pr platform, My Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS, CJ Murphy

Mike Bartos is well known for making very well engineered and high quality, Made in USA equipment that meets an unfulfilled need.
That is a wining business strategy.

While I need to tell you that I do not have one of these yet, I will.
This is one of the coolest things I have seen and by all that I have heard from friends who have them, it is awesome.

You can put about a zillion bands on this thing in all kinds of positions and get stupid strong.
Plus, it has an easy attachment for the back to do Koklyaev Deadlifts. 
No more stacking boxes and plates against the wall.
Who knows, maybe the EliteFTS elf will ship one to me….




jack stands, My Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS, CJ Murphy

Another winner from MB Power Center and another one I don’t have yet.

The Jack stands are wicked pissah. That’s Masshole for awesome.

They allow you to do Rack Pulls and Floor Presses without a rack.
They also prevent your bars from getting bent if some bag of dicks drops them on the pins after every rep of rack pulls.
These look like something that have a ton of potential for helping you get strong(er).
Any TPS members who want to start a GoFundme page and get us these feel free.






xd kevlar medicine ball, My Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS, CJ Murphy

Medicine balls are tremendous tools for improving speed, strength, coordination and conditioning, but they suck.

Why do they suck?

Because you spend $100+ on a ball, and it BREAKS in two months. That sucks.

Well, the XD balls don’t break. I’ve had a set for about a year and they are going strong.
I’ve always said the members here at TPS can break an anvil. They haven’t broken these yet.
And I don’t think they will.
AND: they are made of Kevlar, so I might take a few out back and blast them with a few 180 grain Cor Bon’s to see how tough they really are.





elitefts front squat harness, My Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS, CJ Murphy

So this thing is in the “when I first saw it I thought it was stoopid” category.
Years ago, one of the TPS members bought one from a different company and showed it to me with a lot of excitement. He asked me to try it out and see what I thought.
I was 100% convinced that I was going to tell him to throw it away because it was like the 40 caliber cartridge.
A solution to a problem that did not exist.


I was sure I would hate it.
Well, after a few sets, I was hooked. I loved it. I know how to front squat, but I hate them. They hurts my delicate wrists. So, I didn’t do them much.
I also know how to Zercher squat, and did them a lot, but with a 3” bar.
This harness allowed me to get all of the benefits of both exercises with none of the PAIN.
As a matter of fact, I used it almost exclusively when I tore my bicep and got my front squat up to 405 with it. I was pretty jacked about that. I was able to maintain my strength while the bicep healed.
We just got on of these new EliteFTS front squat harnesses and it is as you would expect.
Well designed, well made and bullet proof.
Get one.




trak cable handle, My Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS, CJ Murphy

Here is another one I thought would be stoopid and totally unnecessary, but the guys really wanted a set so we got them.
Boy was I wrong.
These handles are amazing. I use them ALL the time and love them.
If you told me I’d get a pair of $120 cable handles and say they were anything but overpriced crap two months ago I’d say you were right.
I would have been wrong however.
Every gym should have a pair of these.
The versatility of movement that you can do with these on all types of tricep, back and cable work is limitless. You can’t duplicate it with an ordinary handle or strap.

There you have my list of the Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS.
You don’t need any one of these things to get strong(er), they just make it a little easier and a little more fun to get it done.


Broads with Quads

The Broads are back with a new Podcast.
Check out the TPS ladies on the Broads with Quads podcast that dropped today.


SAbra Mitchell Wicked Strong TPS

In case you missed the last log, we have an interview with our newest Pro total lifter and super hot pinup model, Sabra Mitchell.
Check it out.

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By: C.J. Murphy

April 19, 2018