Crowd-funding campaigns run the gamut when it comes to soliciting money for absolutely ridonkulus projects. However, this morning I was treated to a video for a very worthy and incredibly ground-breaking Indiegogo campaign for PUSH.
PUSH is an arm band equipped with an app that’s designed to optimize your strength training regime by analyzing, managing, and tracking every single movement you make at the gym. PUSH keeps your workout safe while ensure you get the most out of your time in (or out of) the gym. The device slips conveniently over your arm or wrist and as soon as you push go, it tracks how you’re performing at a certain weight and provides insights to help you optimize the load.
PUSH will examine and save metrics on everything from how much you’re lifting to the mechanics of your lift and report back with a list of metrics to help you improve your strength safely, over time, while minimizing your risk of injury. For instance, PUSH might advise you to change your weight, hold your barbell differently, or change the timing of your reps.
How does PUSH do this?
Thanks to the research of the PUSH development team, each app is equipped with 3 metrics (force, velocity, and power) that have proven effective for optimizing the training of professional athletes. Supported by over a decade of sports science research, you can be confident that every rep you track and analyze will provide data to optimize your workouts for safety and strength.
The only other pro athlete training tool that even compares to PUSH is force plates, which is an advanced research tool utilized by sport scientists to study athlete performance in depth. Unfortunately, for regular folks like us to invest in force plates, well, we’re looking at a bill upwards of a few thousands of dollars and a sport’s science background that most of us just don’t have.
However, PUSH is available to the general public and programmed with all of the significant metrics to record your strength performance—and all for just $149 for the band and a downloadable Android, iPhone, or manual tracking app.
Currently, PUSH has raised $67,751 out of the total $80,000 (as of 2:14pm on October, 15, 2013) they are hoping to obtain achieve as part of their contribution campaign. So you still have 36 days to nab one of the first PUSH devices for yourself, and help out a great startup company as well.