DFX Fan Jim Cowan competed in two national armwrestling events in 2011 and took home medals both times. In the 2011 USAA National Armwrestling Championships, in Las Cruces, NM, Jim competed in 4 classes, and 2 divisions. The other was the 2011 World Amateur Armwrestling Championships, in Buena Park, California.
Jim Cowan on DFX Gyros
“I got this Powerball and the concept is pretty simple. The ball inside spins and rotates creating resistance. And thankfully this grips on here because this thing really gets going. I like to work out with my gyro and keep it rotating closer to my body so I’m working out my forearms more than anything else. This is super great for your wrists and fingers and you get a really nice workout for your hands. You can even switch hands and continue your motion, I dig it, it works the you know what out of your arm! Me personally, I try to fire up my arms and i work it so fast that it almost burns my fingers a little, it’s pretty cool.”
Pro Long Driver and DFX pro staffer, Andrew Williams, is, arguably, one of the longest golfers on the planet with a club-head speed of 140 plus miles per hour and a ball speed of over 200 miles per hour. He regularly hits drives of over 400 yards.
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 250
- Age: 29
- 2008 Exceptional Driver Finalist
- 2011 Metter Invitational Long Drive Event- 5th Place
- 2011 Re/Max Long Drive Finalist
- 2012 Tennessee Shoot-out Finalist
- 2012 Re/Max World Long Drive Finalist
Andrew Williams on MyDFXPro
“Since 2010, I have set out on a quest to become the Re/Max World Long Drive Champion and the longest driver in golf. At first, I had no idea how to become longer off the tee. I did bench press, pull-up, etc., and nothing seemed to work. In early 2011 at a sporting goods store, I picked up a power ball, and it has been my secret weapon ever since. Since that time, I have used my gyro everyday and gained an average of 10 miles per hour club-head speed and 30 yards off the tee with my new personal record now at 410 yards in competition and a max club-head speed of 147. I would urge anyone who wants to be a longer and more accurate golfer to give DFX gyro a try.”
DFX Pro Staffer and Pro ATV racer Kyle McDaniel has been riding for over 13 years. Kyle’s approach to racing is to never give up and to always race to his full potential.
Here is what Chris has to say about his DFX products:
“I have been racing ATV’s for about five years. I am a smaller guy and my grip and forearms have always been a downfall for me. I would get arm pump and lose hand strength. After using my DFX Sports Pro I have seen a BIG difference and my endurance is a lot better. I don’t get arm pump anymore and I can ride a lot longer without having to take breaks to give my arms rest. I also broke both wrists (one in 2007, the other in 2010) and had screws put in both of them. It helps me relax my wrist and also warms it up. I am also a firefighter/EMT and it has helped with my strength and control.”
He has raced the Road Runner Off-Road, D-38 desert series, and WORCS series. He raced Sportsman ATV in the 2007 Baja 500, as well as the 2008 SCORE series. The SCORE Series includes the Baja 250, Baja 500 and the Baja 1000. Kyle is also a certified EMT-B in San Diego County .
World-Class Climber & Mountaineer
DFX Pro Staffer Korbinian Kern is a climber and mountaineer based in Bavaria, Southern Germany. He is involved as a mountain guide with the DAV German Mountain Association leading other climbers into the Alps on climbing and hiking tours specializing in ice and snow conditions. He has climbed many of the most famous peaks in the Alps (France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria) including Mont Blanc, the Alp’s highest peak. He has also climbed Kilimanjaro in Kenya, and participated in the Dhaulagiri Circle Expedition in Nepal.
Here’ is what Korbinian had to say about the Dynamax Core Trainer:
“The Dynamax Core Trainer is a main component in my daily workout. It is so easy to handle, I can take it everywhere which I demonstrated by taking it on a climb of Dachstein Mountain in Austria 2,997 m (9,832 ft) pictured right. It provides a full workout for upper body muscles, arms, back muscles etc which is so important for my sport.“
Korbinian’s day job is as an engineer with Schrader LTD where he is involved in international projects developing brake system on cars. His specific project focus is with BMW, and says that driving their vehicles is a perk!
I grew up in a little town in Southern New Jersey called Haddonfield. Right outside of Philadelphia, PA, so I’ve always had big dreams of becoming a professional anything: Football with the Eagles, Basketball for the 76ers, and baseball with the Phillies.
I managed to go on scholarship to the Pennsylvania State University and started all three years I attended. Was awarded All Big Ten honors along with Academic All American. After Junior year, I was drafted in the 2012 draft in the 29th round by the Kansas City Royals, so I left school early to join their minor leagues. First season I played with the Burlington Royals, a short season rookie ball team, and we went to have a very successful year, only to lose in the final championship game.
I was now a closer (instead of a starting pitcher as I was in college) and posted a 2.63 era with 12 saves. I next attended the Instructional League at the Royals spring training facility in Surprise, AZ and started the 2013 season in an Idaho Falls Chukars uniform after Spring Training (another short season team), but only staying for three days. I then got promoted to Lexington Legends, our single A affiliate, and hope to keep moving up as I mature as a pitcher. Through this whole process, you learn pretty quickly how tired your body gets after a long season.
I’ve never thrown as much as I do in the minor leagues, and I need to keep myself in top physical condition to compete to my fullest extent. The gyroscopic resistance in the Powerball creates the perfect workout for grip strength and shoulder stability. I always finish a workout with the V Power for a nice forearm burn. It has helped with my dexterity and grip strength , which has translated into my game. I also wear the magnetic bracelet every day. I can’t wait to use DFX’s other products! ”
Six time World Armwrestling Champion Bill Collins, a 20+ year armsport promoter with awards in State, National Armwrestling and World Championships. He is a Certified Master Referee for the World Armwrestling Federation and head referee as seen on ESPN2 & FOX Sports. Bill is also a Master and head referee for the United State Armwrestling Federation and has managed the USA Armwrestling team several times.
Bill’s currently the Vice president of the United State Armwrestling federation, Founder of National Armwrestling promotions, Co-founder of the Ultimate Armwrestling League and has hosted over 275 events in addition to hosting the largest Championship in North America with over 1,350 competitors, represented by 42 countries.
Armwrestling is not the bar room sport as it’s been perceived. Bill and his partner Robert Drenk (The Ultimate Armwrestling league) objective is to main stream armwrestling in the USA and legitimize armwrestling as a professional sport. Armwrestling is the oldest sport on this earth, the fastest sport on this earth and everyone has done it at least once in their life.
Speed, technique, power and strategy are key elements to become an elite armwrestlers, which includes fast spontaneous split second decisions.
Cross training is so important for hand, grip, wrist, forearm, tendons, finger and arm strength. Every part of the arm plays an important role and these muscles cannot be work with one single exercise or piece of equipment. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the V-power Gyro ball, this ball delivers a smooth 60 pounds of resistance, screaming at 17,000 RPM…
It’s small, it’s portable and it’s powerful and after using the V-Gyro for a short period of time, every part of my arm is on fire, it’s a piece of equipment that can be used in your office or at breaks, it’s the one stop shop in the palm of your hand…A total forearm, wrest and hand work out and I can work out the weaker parts of my forearm or hand, with rotating my hand position. These gyro’s pack a punch and from one champion to another the DFX products are a must if you want to achieve ultimate gains..
Hamid Khorassani (born August 27, 1982), professionally known as Akira Corassani, is a Swedish mixed martial artist currently competing as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2007, Corassani has made a name for himself fighting mainly in Western Europe. He was a competitor on Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller as a member of Team Bisping.
Corassani began martial arts when he was six years old. He also started playing football at the age of 14 and that was his focus in life until he began MMA at the age of 22. Corassani is vegan.
Corassani began fighting professionally in 2007, and traveling all across Europe to compete. Since making his professional debut, Corassani has built a record of 10–3–0 (1 NC). Currently, he is training in New York with Renzo Gracie Combat Team.
The Ultimate Fighter
In 2011, Corassani had signed with the UFC to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. In the first episode, Corassani fought Brian Pearman to gain entry into the Ultimate Fighter house. Corassani defeated Pearman in the first round via KO. Corassani was selected as a part of Team Bisping, he was the second featherweight chosen for the team (fifth overall).
In episodes three through five, Corassani was shown multiple times in altercations with Team Mayhem fighter, Dustin Neace. The two would later be paired in a bout against each other in the preliminary round. During the fight, inside the first round, Neace applied a heel hook submission that looked like Corassani tapped to; however referee Herb Dean did not stop the fight and Corassani was released from the hold. Corassani went on to defeat Neace via a majority decision after two rounds. After the win Corassani moved onto the semi-finals.
Corassani was chosen to fight Team Mayhem fighter, Dennis Bermudez, in the semi-final round. The fight would determine who would move into the final round of the featherweight tournament. Though Corassani controlled throughout the fight with effective striking, scoring several knockdowns, Corassani lost the fight via submission (guillotine choke) in the first round. When the referee stopped the fight Akira had lost consciousness and had to be told that he lost the fight.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Though Corassani lost in the semi-final round, and did not win the show, he signed an exclusive deal with the UFC. He was set to make his debut on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale against Steven Siler. However, after an injury in training camp, Corassani was forced to pull out of the bout and was replaced by newcomer Josh Clopton.
Corassani was expected to make his UFC debut in his native Sweden against Jason Young on April 14, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 2. However Corassani pulled out of the bout due to injury.
Corassani won his UFC debut via split decision against Andy Ogle on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.
A bout with Robbie Peralta, previously linked to UFC 156, was moved April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9, after an illness sidelined Corassani for a time. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
DFX Pro Staffer Chris Mazdzer is an American luger who has competed internationally since 2001. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, finishing 13th. Mazdzer’s best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was 6th in the men’s singles at Whistler, British Columbia in 2013. His best World Cup season finish was 13th in 2012-13. Chris utilizes the Dynaflex line of products to increase his grip strength as well as his overall arm conditioning.
Here is what Chris has to say about his DFX products:
“I incorporate the DFX Sports Pro into my training to help tune those valuable tenths, hundredths and even thousandths of a second to win!”
Chris Mazdzer was named to his first Olympics team on December 13th, 2010. In a two-run race-off with roommate Jonathan Myles, Mazdzer was edged out by 0.161 seconds for the team’s final singles spot for the 2006 Games. Competing in his second world championships in 2009, he finished 14th in Lake Placid.
Mazdzer is one of the most-decorated junior competitors in USA Luge history. He is a three-time junior national champion (2006-08) and won numerous junior World Cup gold medals. He was also the 2005 Youth A men’s singles World Cup champ, the overall silver medalist in 2004 and the 2003 overall Youth A men’s singles World Cup silver medalist. He’s a native of Saranac Lake, N.Y., just 8 miles down the road from Lake Placid.
Born: June 26, 1988, Pittsfield, MA
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
- Finished 13th at the 2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada
- 2010 Norton Men’s Singles National Champion
- 2010 USA Luge Start Champion
- 2005 Youth A men’s singles World Cup champion, 2003 overall Youth A (to age 17) men’s singles World Cup silver medalist, 2004 overall bronze medalist
- Five-time medalist in 2007-08 Junior (to age 20) World Cup (three gold, two silver)
- A two-time Junior World Luge Championship team event silver medalist (2006 & 2007)
- 23rd Junior World Luge Championship team event gold medalist
- Three-time Verizon U.S. Junior national champion (2006, 2007 & 2008)
- 2007 Verizon U.S. national champion
- 2008 Verizon U.S. Junior national champion
- Finished 17th in Senior World Cup (Sigulda, Latvia)
- Finished 14th in the World Championships in Lake Placid, NY
Pro shooter and DFX Pro Staffer Brian Zins is inarguably one of the best shooters in the world. His career has spanned 25 years, from the Marine Corps, the NRA, private security contractor, to multiple national shooting titles. He knows pressure and he knows what it takes to win.
Here is what Brian has to say about his DFX products:
I’m Brian Zins and I am from Poland, Ohio. I’ve won 10 national shooting championships and that pressure never really got to me. The gyro for me was a real life saver I had actually developed a severe case of shooters elbow (aka tennis elbow) a few years back and I took off after the shooting season of 2010. I didn’t shoot for about 18 months up until this shooting year and the only reason I was able to come back as strong as I was is because of that little device, the DFX Powerball. I was able to get my grip strength back I got rid of the pain in my forearm from shooting. I been doing it for a long time and i was really worried it was going to be the end of my shooting career but it was a saving grace. I’ll tell you what the DFX Powerball really helped me out this year and brought me back and actually won me my 11th national championship. I have a DFX Platinum Powerball where you can actually get a visual simulation and visual effect that you can actually pick up and see, the faster you get going the brighter the light gets going and I’ll tell you what that power that you’re feeling back, is amazing! I mean there’s nothing I’ve ever done for forearm or grip training before that…that quick I actually start to get a little bit of that burn. You can just feel the blood coursing through the forearm into the hand and no kidding in just a couple of minutes you start getting a good burn, a real workout like you’ve been doing wrist curls all afternoon.
Brian Zins was raised in Canfield, Ohio. He grew up playing baseball and also learn how to juggle at a young age, both of which he credits for his good hand-eye coordination in shooting. After graduating from high school, Zins went to college to study Law Enforcement. However, he decided to join the United States Marine Corps in 1988.
After completing the Recruit training program at Paris Island, South Carolina, Zins attended the Military Police School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During that time, he received the Top Gun Award for having the highest qualification score with the M1911 pistol.
Through his career of 20 years at the Marine Corps, Zins served in various capacities, such as:
- Primary Marksmanship Instructor
- Assigned to Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Virginia
- Permanent member of the Marine Corps Pistol Team
- Mobile Training Team at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
- Military Police Patrol Supervisor, Watch Commander, and Hostage Rescue Team’s designated marksman in Iwakuni, Japan (1994)
- Recruiter in the Detroit area for three years
- Doctrine developer with Marksmanship Program Management Section (2004)
- Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of the Pistol Team (2006)
During that time, he participated in various competitions, setting several records:
- 1991, first Lance Corporal to become Pistol Distinguished
- 1992, 2nd Place at the NRA National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio
- 1993-1994, 1st Place at the Inter-service Pistol Championship with the Pistol Team
- 2006, set National Records for the Center Fire 900 and Center Fire Timed Fire
- 2006, tied National Record for the .45 National Match Course
- 2006, 2nd Place at the NRA National Matches
- 2007, set National Record Score for Military Police Corps Trophy
- 10x National Pistol Champion (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
After retiring from active duty in the Marine Corps in 2008, Zins has worked as National Manager of NRA Pistol Programs in the Competitive Shooting division. He also works as an independent security contractor. Zins also started his own line of ammunition called Gunny Zins Ammo. In 2011, he was hired by Cabot Gun Company as spokesman and ambassador.
In 2011, Zins appeared in the second season of History Channel’s marksmen competition Top Shot. During the first half of the competition, Zins competed as part of the Red Team. His team ended up winning six challenges, and Brian was never nominated for elimination during that period. During the final half of the competition, Zins won three of the last individual challenges before the final. In the final, he lost to Chris Reed.
Hans Florine knows speed. He is a professional climber, speaker, author and thought leader in speed and efficiency. Florine has repeatedly set and broken one of the most coveted speed records in the world: The Nose of El Capitan, a 2,900-foot monolith in Yosemite Valley. In 2012, Florine, alongside his climbing partner Alex Honnold, took the record again in 2 hours and 23 minutes, lowering the previous record by a full 13 minutes. He also holds numerous speed records in Yosemite National Park and all over the globe.
Florine won the first International Speed Climbing Championships in 1991 and has held the U.S. National title eleven times. He won gold at the ESPN X-Games three years in a row. He is the author of “Speed is Power,” an audio program full of ideas, examples, and tools to utilize the fundamentals of speed in business and life, co-author of “Speed Climbing,” now in its second edition and producer of the award-winning documentary, “Wall Rats.” He has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Fitness Runner, Rock and Ice Magazine, Climbing Magazine, Alpinist, Diablo Magazine, Master Athlete, and more.
Florine is an athlete/ambassador for Outdoor Research, KineSYS, Honey Stinger and NUUN. He is an ambassador for The Access Fund, an active member of The American Alpine Club and supporting member of the Yosemite Fund, Leave No Trace, South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL).
Florine earned his business degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, specializing in production operations management and human resource management. He has been certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) from The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). Florine has continued his education with tax accounting certification, USGBC LEED Green Associate certification, Dale Carnegie Leadership training and with speaking and success trainers.