T. K. WAISTBAND
Tommy Kono is arguably the greatest Olympic weightlifter
the world has ever seen. He is also one of the most respected. (See article 74)
The T K Waistband provides
warmth and support for the lower back. Made of special elastic rubberized
material, one size fits all. You simply center it around the lower back, pull it
around to the desired snugness and fix it in place with Velcro. It's comfortable
and can be worn while doing a wide range of exercises.
Much as people would like to believe it, waistbands do not help
to trim the waistline, but the warmth and support is helpful to both healthy and
achy backs (see customer comment below). Tommy says his waistband is actually better than a lifting belt, but
acknowledges that "you can't tell the lifters that." Clarence stopped
using a lifting belt some years ago, but this is a new type of belt and,
at Tommy's urging, he agreed to give it try. He thought it might be good for his
temperamental back (see article 104).
"It really does feel good," says Clarence. "I
wore it for squats and straight-arm pulls, and ended up keeping it on for the rest of my workout. You
perspire under the belt, and it locks in the heat. My back was still warm
and limber for heavy side bends at the end the workout. It did a much better job
keeping my back warm and loose than I expected. I'm going to keep using Tommy's Waistband."
One size fits all (except for people with extremely large
girths), $29.95 plus $5.60 priority shipping.
Customer comment: "I have certainly enjoyed the T K
Waistband which I recently purchased from you. As I suffer from
degenerative arthritis in my back, it keeps my back warm and feeling better
during my entire workout. I am purchasing a second one to wear while doing
my back therapy exercises and fitness walking when on vacation." Bruce,