Shirt makes any workout an extra challenge

  • Friday, February 27, 2015 3:30pm
  • Life

Former world boxing champ Keith Holmes knew when he came up with the idea for a “resistance shirt,” it could be a knockout.

Resistance bands are helpful for training, but people have trouble adjusting them and they don’t always seem sanitary.

So Holmes asked his dry cleaner to sew a resistance band into the back of a compression shirt and let the ends dangle by his hands. He slipped his palms into the handles and shadowboxed his way through a jog.

“My muscles were burning,” raves Holmes. The result is the RS-1 ($100), the first product from Holmes’ apparel company, Ripflexxx.

— Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post

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