Mike Bridges – Powerlifting Superstar
I had the opportunity to meet Mike and Chris Bridges, this past June in San Antonio at the National Athletic Trainer Association’s (NATA) annual meeting. We were enjoying breakfast in the restaurant of our hotel when Mike and Chris sat down at the table next to us. Mike’s hard to “not notice”, so we introduced ourselves and struck up a conversation.
Mike and Chris are “good” people who’re easy to get to know. If you ever see them, don’t be afraid to say “Hi”.
IPF World Champion uses the Rotater
During our conversations that weekend, we introduced Mike to the Rotater – our shoulder rehab and stretching device. Mike gave it a quick try and said he’d like to take one home. After several months, we received the following email:
“I must say that the simplicity of the tool almost lends itself to skepticism but one try and any athlete will appreciate the benefit of the stretch. It’s so simple but effective. I use it all the time to relieve the shoulder stress of bench pressing and after seeing how effective it is I have introduced other lifters to it as well. A friend of mine recently had shoulder surgery and didn’t think he’d ever be able to bench press competitively again. He was amazed at how easy it is to use the Rotater and after using it he is convinced that he will recover fully and be competing again soon.
Even without any injury, this tool is a great to stretch the shoulders prior to squatting too. It allows you to get under the bar much more easily and without pain, even after bench pressing.
One of the best things about this tool is its’ portability. Being lightweight it is easily packable for traveling or just to carry in your gym bag to have it handy when you (or others) might need it.”
18 time National/14 time World Champion Powerlifter
Disclosure: Mike was provided with a Rotater at no charge. His testimonial was voluntary and not required.