By Paul Fitzgerald: World renowned bodybuilder goes from skeptic to full believer with new technological marvel
It’s only a small mouthpiece, but yet it’s stirring up so much chatter in gyms across the USA and Canada.
A case in point is the Powerhouse Gym in Jacksonville, Florida.
It’s the start of the work week and everyone is getting into their gym routine before the manic Monday commute begins. The sound of the gym is alive in so many ways and the place is jam packed.
People of all ages are working the treadmills, stair climbers, and the sound of weights clinking onto their foundations echoes loudly.
Then Lee Banks enters the room. The world renowned bodybuilder – 5’9” and weighing in at 255 pounds – has a confident strut and he is ready for his workout.
Today however the 42 year-old not only sports his familiar gym attire, but he has what he calls his new secret weapon to ensure he can lift more. You see, Banks is now using a new technological sport orthotic that more and more athletes in high endurance fitness and sports are turning to in order to maximize their full potential.
It’s called the New Age Performance Mouthpiece and Banks has the chance to show some of his gym buddies what it’s all about.
One person quickly pipes up, “Is this thing a gimmick? I mean is it real? How can something like that work and help us perform better naturally?”
Banks, who holds a big smile, responds: “You just watch. Trust me, you just watch.”
A handful of people watch him struggle with 405lbs for six reps. The experience is intense on many levels.
Everyone watching might anticipate that he will take a break. But no, instead Banks pops the New Age Performance Mouthpiece onto his lower jaw and he pumps out 10 more reps at the same weight.
A big wow, indeed. This is something he normally wouldn't achieve on the best of days.
See how a small mouthpiece can make a world of difference.
After this, his gym comrades are sold. A small applause fills the air.
“Damn, this thing works,” says Banks with tremendous enthusiasm. “I can lift more and I can go longer – this mouthpiece is just unreal; I am blown away.”
Banks recently learned of the New Age Performance Mouthpiece at this year’s Arnold Sports Festival that was held in Columbus, OH.
He admits at first he didn’t believe a mouthpiece like this couldn’t do all the things it claimed. Yes, he was a skeptic, but gave it a try. And he’s glad he did.
The IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) Pro was just ranked 38th best in the world. And in all his recent major competitions he consistently places in the top five best.
He contends that the New Age Performance Mouthpiece will get him to being number one much quicker.
“This device easily gives me 30 per cent extra strength that I never had before,” says Banks who is also a child care worker and a leading nutrition specialist for an array of athletes in Jacksonville, including pro athletes in the NFL.
“I am now telling everyone that they have to get a New Age Performance Mouthpiece: I never leave home without it,” adds Banks.
Rob Charlton, co-owner of the New Age Performance Mouthpiece, explains that he is hearing that more and more athletes are becoming familiar with the device, despite what the naysayers out there are saying.
“Sure, there are lots of cynics out there, but one thing we are realizing is that athletes are still willing to give our product a try,” says Charlton. “One thing is for sure, we are turning the skeptics into believers.”
Charlton adds, “There are now hundreds of people like Banks who at first doubted our device but still gave it a try and now they are experiencing tremendous results. The New Age team is just as blown away from what we are hearing from athletes as they are when using our device.”
The science behind the device is more than impressive. The New Age Performance Mouthpiece is placed on the back of your lower teeth. Once it’s locked in, your jaw alignment is more structurally sound. Years of research has proven that when your jaw is properly aligned, then your body is more able to reach its ultimate performance. Most of the population has a bite issue, so this new technology is a breakthrough on many levels.
Rutgers University recently released a research paper on proper jaw alignment and concluded it has a definite positive impact on athletic performance.
Dr. Anil Makkar, the co-inventor of the New Age Performance Mouthpiece, and who has studied jaw alignment techniques extensively at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dentistry, explains that there have been a lot of scientific studies on performance mouthpieces and jaw alignment dating back to the 1950s.
“Several research and scientific papers have clearly stated that when one’s bite is in the correct position, the alignment of your body is also affected in a positive way. Our new device, worn on the lower teeth, will allow everyone to experience immediate results with balance, increased strength, and flexibility,” says Dr. Makkar, a well-known neuromuscular dentist.
Banks adds, “The New Age Performance Mouthpiece is going to be a staple in the sports industry. Trust me on this one.”
The list of notables using the new device is impressive. They include: Andew “Cobra” Rhodes, star on AMC’s Game of Arms; Jill Bunny who owns Team Bunny: Fit Bunnies Fitness and who was the only Canadian to place in the Top 5 for the Bikini Class F Competition at the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival; Ania Anvaryfar of A2 Fitness Inc. who just crowned the second place winner in the World’s Top Figure Competition the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival; and Peter Czerwinski, known as the popular ‘Furious Pete,’ who once battled against anorexia and was hospitalized at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and recovered through bodybuilding. There are also a large number of athletes in all sports biting on this new technology.