Monday, June 29, 2009

Phiten Review And Sweepstakes

If you’re a baseball fan you may have noticed one of your favorite baseball players wearing what looks like a piece of cord around their neck. More than likely, he is wearing a Titanium necklace made by a company by the name of Phiten.

I was introduced to Phiten while visiting the New York Marathon Exhibition Hall last fall. It so happened I had a crick in my neck and the gentleman manning the Phiten boot gave me a sample pack of Titanium Discs. Believe it or not, after a while of wearing the discs, my neck started to loosen up.

I was so excited by this product I asked Phiten if they would sponsor a Jillian Michaels Bootcamp I was participating in and low and behold they donated 50 Titanium Disc sample packages for distribution to our bootcamp participants.

So, what’s the technology behind Phiten’s products? The titanium in the necklaces (discs, tape, massage cream, et al) supposedly realigns the bioelectric current in your body, thus increasing blood circulation and relaxing muscles. In a nutshell, placing these pieces of titanium on the body will stabilize your current and help your body run better.

You may or may not buy in to this philosophy. It could be that the true power of Phiten’s products lay within the wearer. With a host of professional athletes such as Josh Beckett (baseball), Joba Chamberlain (baseball), Lleyton Hewitt (tennis), Jennie Finch (USA Softball), Sergio Garcia (Golf), and Paula Radcliffe (Marathoner) using and wearing Phiten’s products, you’d be in awfully good company!

If you’re interested in trying Phiten’s products, I’m going to be giving away gift packages to some lucky Catapult Fitness Blog readers.

To qualify, simply reply to this posting and include details on your latest workout!! What exercises are you doing? How much weight are you lifting? How often are you working out each week?

Winners will be selected at random and hopefully your Phiten gift package will help cure your aches and pains!

[note: Due to shipping charges packages can only be shipped within the Continental United States. Sorry to all my other readers!].

Of course, once you test drive the products we’d I’d love to hear your feedback!

Oh, and by the way, between June 26 - July 31, 2009 Phiten is running some special Independence Day deals. You can check them out at

Train hard; train strong.



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7 Responses to "Phiten Review And Sweepstakes"
  1. Lori said...
    June 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    I work out 5 times a week. Running is my choice for cardio but I will also throw in a spin class or other cardio class to switch it up. I lift weights 3 times a week and go to yoga once a week as well.

  2. Fred said...
    June 29, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Hi Susan! Phiten sounds pretty a left shoulder that would love to give it a test drive!
    Just got back from a kayaking weekend, but lately I've been doing kettlebell swings in the morning, in sets of 10 with 30 seconds rest between sets. Working my way up to 25 sets of 10 in a session.
    Also doing old school strength sessions twice a week of deadlifts, pushups and chin-ups with intervals (bike and running)on 'off days'. Will be starting up another John LeTocq 6 week session next week.

    Hope you're feeling better!
    Take good care,

  3. dan s. said...
    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Hello Susan,
    I have noticed ballplayers wearing those but did not know what they were. Thank you for the enlightenment.
    I do some exercise 6 days/week. Usually HIIT and jogging, push ups, crunches on M-W-F. Shoulder press (db and bb) shrugs, Arnold Press and upright rows on T. Bench (bb and db) on Th. bicep curls and squats on Sa. Rest on Sunday. Any advice?

  4. Zack said...
    June 30, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Hey Susan, I have a Hernia and I run 3-4 times a week. Is there any excercises that you suggest I do that wont aggrevate it? also dont say get it fixed.


  5. Liz said...
    July 1, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Hi Susan! Here was last night's workout:

    Warmup -
    Reverse lunge
    Close-grip Pushup

    Superset 1
    Deep Squat (8 reps per set) - bodyweight, 45#, 75#, 95#x3
    Side plank - 60 seconds/side x 3

    Superset 2
    RDL (8 reps) - 85#, 95# x 2
    Stability ball ab-pike - 15 reps x 3

    Superset 3
    Barbell step-ups (8 reps/side) - 65# x 3
    One-leg stability ball curl - 15 reps/side x 3

    Kettlebell "smoke session" for HIIT:
    20 2-hand swings 16kg
    30 seconds jacks
    20 1-hand alternating swings 12kg
    5 bodyweight squats w/ 10 sec hold in bottom position
    Rest 30 seconds
    15 2-hand overhead swings 16kg
    15 kettlebell lunges 12kg
    5 clean & press per side 8kg
    Rest 30 seconds
    20 2-hand swings 16kg
    30 sec plank
    20 1-hand alternating swings
    10 kettlebell squats 12kg
    Rest 30 sec
    20 2-hand overhead swings 12kg
    5 rows/side 16kg
    5 clean & press per side 8kg
    15 Jump turns
    Lie on the floor and die. (Ha ha, just kidding!)

    I get some pain in my right shoulder sometimes. Wonder if this would help. I've worn amber necklaces before under the same premise.

  6. Susan said...
    July 1, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Zack, hmmmm, so I can't say you should get the hernia fixed, even though that would be the reasonable response, eh? Well, I'm not doctor but I did a bit of research and found that exercise is only likely to aggravate the condition.

    This is due to the fact that a hernia exists due to a localized absence of muscle and supporting structure. While exercise can strengthen the surrounding muscles, it will also worsen the localized weakness and increasing the pressures inside the abdomen. The result is that more tissue can be forced through the defect, thus enlarging the hernia.

    So ........... I guess you can stay immobile? GO GET IT FIXED!!! :)

  7. giz said...
    July 1, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    My latest workout:
    prisoner squats
    ball leg curls
    db chest press
    db step up
    1-leg hip extension
    bird dogs
    followed by interval cardio

    Harder than it looks! :-)


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