As a jiu jitsu athlete and strength coach I’m always looking for ways to improve my results. Which is why an ad on Instagram for a training tool with a funny name caught my eye a few months ago.
While I almost never pay too much attention to things advertised on the ol’ social media channels, this one looked interesting enough for me to actually order. After a few days it arrived and I got my first chance to use what would become a favorite new training tool.
The Angles90 is a simple training tool that really helps improve the feel and functional carryover of some key exercises, most notably the Pull-Up/ Chin-Up and the Deadlift.
By allowing for a more natural rotation of the elbows and shoulders during these exercises it lets you get more out of each rep and train a very important BJJ specific movement skill. It also allows for a variety of grip options, giving you some different ways to train it as well.
Another benefit to using the Angles90 is that they take a lot of stress off the wrists, elbows and shoulders compared to using a fixed bar position. I’ve personally found them to be much easier on my elbows and wrists during Pull-Ups/ Chin-Ups and I can feel my shoulders staying in a better position during Deadlifts.
I shot this video to show you the Angles90 and why I now use them for all of my Deadlifts and Pull-Ups/ Chin-Ups.
I’ve also found it useful for KB Swings and for Steel Mace Counter Rows. If you use these training tools then check out this video for how to use them for these exercises.
They cost less than $50 and I can’t recommend them enough to help you get better BJJ specific results from your Deadlifts and Pull-Ups/ Chin-Ups. You can find out more and order a pair for yourself at their website www.angles90.com.
You can also use the coupon code A90WILSON10 to save 10% on your order. Great training tools that actually deliver results and don’t cost a small fortune are pretty rare, which is why I’m glad to be able to share this one with you.
Until next time…