Don’t let weak wrists hold you back from achieving your physical goals and gym visits. Even for those of you who have had chronic writs problems or have sustained past wrist injuries or even undergone wrist surgery. This POP review is for you.
The entrepreneur of today’s feature is Alex VanCour. VanCour lives in Seattle, Washington, is a soldier in the Army National Guard. He is a weightlifting enthusiast and an aerospace machinist. It is also important to note that VanCour has undergone four wrist surgeries.
Comments VanCour,”After my second of four consecutive wrist surgeries, my doctor told me that I may never lift weights again. I created WristSpotter as a way to work around my own injury, and discovered an opportunity to help thousands of fellow weightlifters in the process.”
VanCour has spent the last three years perfecting the design of WristSpotter bouncing ideas and techniques off of a qualified entourage of professionals and believers.
The WristSpotter is a nylon and fiberglass wrist support that communicates excess pressure away from the wrist and into the forearm during press lifts and other such exercises. The rubber-backed neoprene WristSpotter securely fastens to the forearm with two 1.5 inch mounting straps. A number 5 EVA foam pad resides between the support and the weightlifter’s forearm. A number 6 EVA foam pad grips the weight atop the WristSpotter.
Per the campaign page the WristSpotter is intended for general weightlifters as much as it is intended for those recovering from wrist injuries but this was not fully understood at the campaign’s outset.
“Before launching the campaign,” explains VanCour, “we believed our target audience to be the weightlifter. As the campaign progressed, we discovered physical therapists, sports trainers, and medical professionals are the individuals who are able to clearly see the value in WristSpotter; so we had to adjust our target audience.”
The WristSpotter can be used for a single wrist or both. Each weighs less than one pound, is easily cleaned and can be used for multiple grips including regular-grip and suicide-grip. A pair of WristSpotters can be obtained with a $45 backing to the Indiegogo campaign.
The fact that the WristSpotter is garnering attention from the medical/therapy side of weightlifting is a two-fold validation that WristSpotter works and is needed. As mentioned above VanCour has worked for three years to bring this idea to fruition and has built a strong team including cofounder Steven Steiner, marketing expert and Ironman triathlete, and an eight strong board of advisors.
The board has a wide mix of professionals including an orthopedic surgeon, therapists, fitness instructors, and sports competitors. With this kind of brain trust backing the WristSpotter is poised for success.
VanCour commented on his future ambitions for the device stating, “We would like to see WristSpotter used in the physical therapy, sports therapy, and injury rehabilitation markets, allowing people to continue pressing forward with their fitness goals.”
Please support your wrists by supporting WristSpotter today.
WristSpotter’s Indiegogo Campaign Page