Story Behind The PowerArm
As a boy growing up in Canada, I’d go to the Montreal Forum to watch the Canadiens play hockey. Guys like Boom Boom Geoffrion and Rocket Richard would smash pucks off the boards so hard, sometimes you had to cover your ears. It made me realize what powerful wrists they had and I knew I must develop my grip and wrists, too.
So I went home and dreamed up an exercise device to help build the muscles in my arms and wrists. I got an old broomstick from my mother, cut it to about fourteen inches long, and borrowed a drill from dad to cut a hole in the middle. Then I suspended a piece of iron from a rope through the stick. I’d roll the iron up, over and over again, to build my wrists. Slowly, I found my strength improving and pretty soon my shots were making a racket, just like Geoffrion’s.
Strong wrists and arms are important for all sports. Most people who followed my career don’t know that I was scouted by the Milwaukee Braves baseball team (I took one look at Hank Aaron-talk about powerful wrists-and decided my future was in hockey). And... I’m still an avid golfer and tennis player, both games that rely heavily upon arm strength to play at peak performance. I don’t need broomsticks anymore. I’ve got my PowerArm and I know you will enjoy it as much as I do.
News & Press About The PowerArm
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Rod Gilbert Bio
Rod Gilbert is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982, and was the first player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired. Rod Gilbert is considered by many to be one of the top five players to ever suit up for the Rangers.?
Rod Gilbert was a part of the Ranger’s famous GAG line, which stood for “Goal a Game” line. Accompanied by greats Jean Ratelle and Vic Hadfield, the threesome quickly became one of the most feared offensive forces in all of hockey. His prestigious scoring and knack for the net made him a dominant force on the ice and a fan favorite. He was an NHL All-Star eight times in his career and led Team Canada to a win over the Soviet Union in the 1972 Summit Series.
Awards and Honors
- Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982
- Rod's #7 Jersey is Retired at Madison Square Garden
- NHL All-Star (1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977)
- Won Bill Masterton Trophy in 1976
- Won Lester Patrick Trophy in 1982
- Selected to Team Canada in 1972 and 1977
Strong wrists, arms, and shoulders are important for all sports, and the Power Arm can help you maximize your potential. Designed by Hockey Hall of Fame player - Rod Gilbert, the Power Arm has revolutionized the workout for sports and can help you compete with the best. Both youth and adults have been using the Power Arm to increase their strength and the results speak for themselves.Whether it's increasing:
- The power of your shot in Hockey,
- The speed of your swing in Baseball,
- The force of your serve in Tennis, or
- The overall improvement of your game in Golf, Volleyball, Football, Lacrosse...
The Power Arm is the tool that will get you there and allow you to compete at peak performance.