Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Things that are Awesome

The Gym Boss Interval Timer.

I got a Gym Boss a few weeks ago and I love it. No more watching a clock or stopwatch for intervals, I just listen for the beep.

This thing is truly, painfully awesome. It is a definate love/hate relationship. It never misses a count, always keeps time and it never, ever apologizes. The beeping sound that it makes taunts me and calls me a sissy sometimes, but it makes things like the Dane's VO2 max workout simpler because there is no need to watch a clock, just listen for the beep and revel in the misery.

I have been using it strategically for the Secret Service Snatch Test too. I set intervals at :50 and :10, snatch 10-12 reps per arm and set the KB down at the first beep and go again at the second beep. It's horrible, but in a good way.

If you are doing any kind of interval training I highly reccomend it.

Gymboss Interval Timer


BJ Bliffert said...

Gotta love it.

We use them daily, for ourselves and classes/camps.


Aaron Friday said...

Yeah, they suck/rock.

Doug said...

I have had one for some time. It really lets you focus on what you are doing instead of how much time you have left. Love it for my clients and hate it for me.

Lauren said...

I got one of these as well. And I definitely agree that they are amazing but I curse at it as well. Makes training other people much more fun as well! It's evil in a good way.