Have you met Paul De Gelder before? He’s a lovely fella. If you’ve read his book, you’ll know that he’s a bit of a fitness nut – he was exercising in his hospital bed while recovering from his amputations.
When I saw a Facebook post of Paul at the gym last year, I had to find out what he was using. It’s just a weightlifting hook that you can buy from the sports store.
I was pretty quick to copy him. And after a bit of a play, I’ve adapted mine by drilling two holes in the metal part and adding different size carabiners. The holes and carabiners add an extra level of security and functionality. I can loop the carabiner around a kettle bell, hook on to the cable systems, pull the rower and even do assisted chin ups.
Depending on the exercise, I wear it either on my forearm or, above the elbow.
This thing is an equalizer! Before I could not use half the stuff at the gym, now, the boys have to wait their turn until I finish my reps!
Last week Paul put out this video, showing all the stuff he uses at the gym.
The next morning, inspired by his video, I got my personal trainer to take a few snaps during our arm session.
I’m no where near as buff as Paul, but I’m working on it. Maybe you will too!SHARE