March 13th, 2015 : HAVYK goes to University
Cal State University Fullerton’s world-renown Center for Sports Performance lab, under the direction of Dr. Andy Galpin, adds a number of production + prototype HAVYK products to their testing facility. We are excited to see quantitative evidence of how unconventional designs = next level results.
March 7th, 2015 : Amazing DA RULK Workshop
HAVYK had a fantastic time being a part of DA RULK’s Raw Functional Training workshop held at Reno’s premier strength + conditioning facility; FAST NV. Be sure to check out their “Blogging the F.A.S.T, Way” on YouTube.
February 13th, 2015 : New Monsters!
Friday the 13th. A fitting date for HAVYK to release its newest monsters; the updated HAVYKmass and all new HAVYKtriads. Without question the most advanced + versatile ‘sled’ and ‘dumbbell’ designs on the market! Click here for more information
January 30, 2015 : HAVYK apparel now available
After years of requests, the first of our HAVYK branded apparel is now available for purchase. The aesthetic is super clean so it’s perfect for unleashing HAVYK in the gym and on the street. Plus all apparel order SHIP FREE in the USA + Canada! Get yours here
January 7, 2015 : HAVYK featured on ACE Fitness
ACE, the world’s largest non-profit health and fitness certification organization, released the list of the ‘10 Training Tools You Should Check Out in 2015’ which included our HAVYKsliders. Read the full article here
December 23, 2014 : HAVYK featured on SuperTraining.tv
Mark Bell and the Super Training Gym team offer expert advise on how to use different bars + speeds for improving your bench press performance. In addition to his valuable insight, and hilarious commentary, be sure to check out 10:45 in the video here
December 17, 2014 : Sold Out AGAIN
With more and more professional athletes and elite level coaches spreading the HAVYK word, we are happy to announce that we are Sold Out of our HAVYKgrab products. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for news on our next generation hand-weight design.
December 6, 2014 : El Cucuy claims another victim
HAVYK fanatic, Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson continued his winning ways at UFC 181 defeating Able “Killa” Trujillo. Looking fresh, fully fueled and ready to unleash HAVYK, Ferguson finished Trujillo in the second round via rear-naked choke. Click here for more information on El Cucuy
November 18, 2014 : HAVYK featured on MensFitness.com
Mike Simone, online director of Men’sFitness, enlisted two of the top trainers in NYC to experience a little HAVYK and create a “How to Get a Great Workout In Using Sliders” video featuring our HAVYKsliders. Click here to watch the full video
November 15, 2014 : New Champion
With champion Cain Velasquez sidelined due to injury, Fabricio Werdum faced Mark Hunt for the interim UFC heavyweight title in Mexico City. After a first round led by Hunt, Werdum returned in the second and unleashed a HAVYK fueled knee to win the title.
November 1, 2014 : HAVYKmass featured in UFC magazine
In preparation for his UFC heavyweight title challenge, Fabricio Werdum enlisted the help of elite level strength + conditioning coach Michael Giovanni Rivera. One of their training sessions, which relied on the HAVYKmass, was featured in the November issue of UFC magazine. See a portion of the feature here.
October 14, 2014 : HAVYK continues to spread
Jiu Jitsu Hype, an online source for all things of benefit and interest to the Jiu Jitsu community, featured the HAVYKgrab. With its graduating radii handles, the HAVYKgrab is the best fixed weight design for those looking to maximize their grip control and strength. Click here to read their feature and follow them on Instagram.
September 12, 2014 : DA RULK!
With a name given to him by the legendary Gracie family, Joseph “Da Rulk” Sakoda truly poses Incredible Hulk like strength. A highly sought after strength + conditioning coach and the creator of Raw Functional Training, Da Rulk becomes only the fifth addition to the HAVYK coaching roster. Click here for more information on Da Rulk and be sure to follow him on Instagram.
September 5, 2014 : The Next Generation Is Coming
After amazing success with our original HAVYKslider design, as well as its second generation, the HAVYK design team wanted to take it to the next level. With a tentative ship date of October, preordering opened for HAVYKsliders v3.0.
August 30, 2014 : El Cucuy defeats hometown favorite
At UFC177 in Sacramento California, HAVYK athlete Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson defeated local fighter Dan “Last Call” Castillo in a three round decision. Congratulations to our favorite lightweight fighter! Click here for more information on El Cucuy.
August 25, 2014 : New HAVYK Coach added
Calgary based personal trainer and founder of Optimum Health & Fitness Neil Jones joins our exclusive team of HAVYK approved coaches. Click here to learn more about Neil.
August 24, 2014 : “El Cucuy” sports HAVYK during Countdown
Leading up to his UFC 177 co-main event battle with Danny Castillo, Tony Ferguson is featured on UFC Countdown (Dillashaw vs Soto). During his striking training with Coach Tyler Wombles, El Cucuy is shown wearing his exclusive HAVYK athlete apparel. Click here to watch the full episode.
August 23, 2014: Killa B makes history
Mixed martial artist + avid HAVYK user Ben “Killa B” Saunders made history inside the UFC octagon on Fight Night. As part of his return to the Ultimate Fighting Champions after 4 years, “Killa B” became the first fighter in history to defeat his opponent via omoplata (submission). Click here for more info on Ben.
July 23, 2014 : UFC Magazine features HAVYK coach
Elite level strength + conditioning coach Michael Giovanni Rivera is featured in the Aug/Sept issue of UFC magazine. See a portion of the feature here and visit GiovanniTraining.com for more information.
June 22, 2014 : Super Coach Lundell enjoys HAVYK
World renown grappling coach (UFC champions, Bishop Gorman High School, etc) and world champion competitor (152-5) Ricky Lundell showcases his strength + control using HAVYKsliders. Watch the video here.
May 6, 2014: CSCCa National Conference Unveiling
Updated product designs! Updated product names! And an all-new product! Everything is set to be unveiled at the 2014 Collegiate Strength + Conditioning Coaches association National Conference in Salt Lake City Utah. Be sure to follow HAVYK on Instagram and Twitter for updates.
Apr 4, 2014: SOLD OUT!
Thanks to growing support from around the world, we are officially SOLD OUT of our HAVYKsliders. Rest assured, more are in production and will be ready to ship within the next few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy this short HAVYKslider clip on Instagram
Mar 18, 2014: Top FL Wellness Coach loves HAVYK
Justin Cobb (MPT, ATC, LAT, CSCS), one of Florida’s most sought-after performance and wellness coaches, is enjoying the addition of our HAVYKbells to his facility’s rehabilitation and training arsenal. “Loving my new HAVYKbells! HAVYK has the equipment needed to unleash greatness”. For more information on Justin, follow @NDwellness or visit MyNewDimension.com
Jan 27, 2014: Partnership with HUMANFITPROJECT
HAVYK is excited and honored to be part of the HumanFitProject. Spearheaded by MensFitness.com online director Mike Simone, HFP will go beyond the usual fitness regimens, supplements, and physiques to offer content rooted in a philosophy that exceeds past the physical appearance, “it’s about the journey of living with purpose and power”. For more information visit HumanFitProject.com
Dec 20, 2013 : El Guapo Saves Christmas with help from HAVYK
Legendary Bas Rutten (@BasRuttenMMA) discusses his use of our omni-directional HAVYKsliders as part of his shoulder rehabilitation during the Christmas Edition of InsideMMA (AXStv). Watch the video here or on our YouTube channel.
Nov 19, 2013 : New HAVYK videos!
Showcasing our new HAVYKbar and HAVYKmass as well as our updated HAVYKbells and HAVYKsliders, these updated videos highlight just a few of the countless exercises possible with HAVYK strength + conditioning equipment. Thank you to JPK, Julien, Mark and Tony for their time and effort, HYLETE for the amazing training apparel as well as American Gym (Costa Mesa, CA) and Valley CrossFit (Van Nuys, CA) for allowing us to utilize their amazing facilities.
Oct 19, 2013 : “El Cucuy” Returns Triumphant
Nearly eighteen months since he last stepped foot inside the Octagon, HAVYK athlete Tony Ferguson made a statement at UFC 166 when he submitted Mike Rio in the very first round via d’arce joke. Putting the lightweight division on notice, “El Cucuy” also earned himself a submission of the night bonus!
Oct 15, 2013 : HAVYK “El Cucuy” style
The first of many new HAVYK videos, showcasing our updated HAVYKbar, HAVYKbells, HAVYKmass and HAVYKsliders, has just been added. This video features UFC fighter and TUF season 13 winner Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson during a recent strength + conditioning session. Watch it here or on YouTube.
Sep 16, 2013 : New videos coming soon
With the introduction of the HAVYKbar in March and the HAVYKmass just last week, plus the updates to both the HAVYKbells and HAVYKsliders, we have multiple filming sessions scheduled and hope to have the first of many new videos coming soon. Stay tuned.
Sep 13, 2013 : The monster is finally revealed
After multiple configurations and redesigns, HAVYK officially released the HAVYKmass to the general public today. The Meta Athletic Strength System is unparalleled in its brute efficient and versatility. Click here for more information
Aug 28, 2013 : “I’m coming for you”
Ahead on the scorecards at UFC Fight Night 27 on Fox Sports, HAVYK sponsored athlete Roger Bowling’s fight is stopped by the attending physician due to the damage he suffered from an illegal knee delivered by his opponent. “Relentless” has already requested a rematch (view pictures…)
Aug 6, 2013 : HAVYK added to TRISTAR
HAVYK is honored to be added to one of the world’s greatest mma gyms; Tristar in Montreal. Home to the “who’s who” in mixed martial arts, including UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St.Pierre, every athlete who walks through their doors and stays at the Tristar dorms can now add a little HAVYK to their training.
Jul 19, 2013 : el cucuy is crazy about HAVYK
Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson joins the growing list of professional athletes adding HAVYK strength + conditioning products to their training. “I see improvements especially with twisting motions (for hooks), balance and lots of power”.
Jul 12, 2013 : Even athletes with “wings” use HAVYK
A custom pair of HAVYKsliders are commissioned and added to the RED BULL athlete training center in Santa Monica, California. Check them out on Instagram
Apr 23, 2013 : HAVYKsliders are on the UFC159 Countdown!
As part of the build up to his April 27th fight, Michael “The Count” Bisping is featured on the UFC 159 Countdown show. During the show, aspects of his mixed martial arts training are highlighted including one of his strength + conditioning sessions at the Stark Training Center. At 8:58 in the video, “The Count” is seen using our omni-directional HAVYKsliders! (view the video…)
Apr 20, 2013 : Out of defeat, Greatness is born
The UFC on Fox 7 event showcased two HAVYK sponsored athletes, Ramsey Nijem and Roger Bowling. Although neither added another “W” to their record, both gave inspired performances. (view pictures…)
Apr 16, 2013 : Great display of heart
HAVYK sponsored athlete Bristol Marunde showed heart during his fight at the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter season 16 finale. We know that he will return better and stronger! (view pictures…)
Mar 26, 2013 : The HAVYKbar has arrived!
Only the HAVYKbar combines our signature, oversized multi-grip approach with the challenge of ‘Hyper-Dynamic’ resistance. With the ‘H-D’ resistance perpetually shifting within the HAVYKbar‘s infinite-loop design a significantly higher the level of reactionary response, stability and strength is required (read more…)
Feb 21, 2013 : Highlight reel win for Saunders
A huge congratulations goes out to HAVYK sponsored athlete Ben “Killa B” Saunders for earning his shot at the Bellator Welterweight Title with an amazing 1st round head-kick KO at Bellator 90. (see the pictures…)
Feb 16, 2013 : ”The Snake” gets bit
HAVYK sponsored athlete Cyrille Diabate suffers an unexpected and fight ending injury during his UFC on Fuel contest. Everyone at HAVYK wishes him a speedy recovery and return to the octagon.
Feb 15, 2013 : next-gen HAVYKsliders are released
After months of designing, prototype fabrication, in-field beta testing and user feedback, HAVYK is proud to release its next-gen HAVYKsliders. With their unrestricted omni-directional movement, HAVYKsliders require (read more…)
Feb 13, 2013 : Maximum Fitness submits great HAVYK video
Columbia Maryland based performance center Maximum Fitness put their fight team through an intense strength and conditioning workout featuring the HAVYKsliders. (view the video…)
Feb 5, 2013 : HAVYK featured in 79 Core Exercises video
Fitness authority Andy McDermott releases a great video showcasing core exercises for all; beginner thru real-life superman. HAVYKsliders are shown at the 2:24 mark but be sure to stay tuned to the end. (view the video…)
Jan 3, 2013 : HAVYK joins the “circus”
HAVYK receives an order for both HAVYKbells and HAVYKsliders from the world’s largest athletic and entertainment company. HAVYK is honored to be a part of the strength and conditioning program of these amazing athletes.
Jan 1, 2013 : Grand Prize awarded in HAVYK’s 13 to 13 Giveaway
Over the holiday season, HAVYK gave away branded prizes to over a dozen of its instagram and twitter followers including tshirts, custom Fight Soap and a signed copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography Total Recall
Dec 25, 2012 : Mr.Bicep showcases HAVYK on Good Morning San Diego
Bruce “Mr.Bicep” Pechman, known as the America’s Best-Built TV Technology & Fitness Personality, showcases some of the newest fitness products including the HAVYKsliders (at the 3:25 in the video). (view the video… (segment 2)
Dec 2, 2012 : HAVYK sponsored athletes finish big at UFC on FOX 5
Ramsey Nijem earned a unanimous decision victory over Joe Proctor, and while John “Prince” Albert was submitted in the first round by Scott Jorgensen, their fast paced battle earned each of them a Fight of the Night bonuses.
Nov 17, 2012 : Elkins dominates at UFC 154
Imposing his will throughout the fight, HAVYK sponsored fighter Darren “The Damage” Elkins won a unanimous decision over Steven Siler
Oct 20, 2012 : First workout with HAVYKsliders
“Just took these out of the box and had to give them a try. This is the first time I ever touched them – after 90 seconds, I was burning!” ~ Andy McDermott.
(view the video…)
Oct 17, 2012 : HAVYK’s first win in the UFC
HAVYK sponsored fighter Gleison Tibau defeated Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 153
Sep 28, 2012 : Gunnar showcasing HAVYKbells on fitsugar
Celebrity and athletic trainer Gunnar Peterson shares some of his secrets on how his client Sofia Vergara stays in shape. HAVYKbells are featured. (view the video…)
Aug 25, 2012 : HAVYKbell first television appearance
World renown trainer Gunnar Peterson is asked by E!News how celebrities get ready for their red carpet appearances. His response includes his custom HAVYKbells (view the video…)
Aug 15, 2012 : Only the best for the best
An order of custom, stainless steel HAVYKsliders are shipped to the US Military for use at various rehabilitation facilities.
Jul 5th-7, 2012 : IDEA World
Overwhelming positive response by all those who visited the HAVYK booth at the 2012 IDEA World Fitness Convention held in San Diego. Another sell out show!
Jun 22, 2012 : Hard fought loss for Waldburger
HAVYK sponsored fighter TJ Waldburger lost a unanimous decision to veteran Brian Ebersole at UFC on FX 4. Although a loss is never the goal, TJ fought hard and will return better AND victorious.
Apr 10-14, 2012 : HAVYK is officially released!
For the very first time, HAVYKbells and HAVYKsliders are unveiled to the public at the NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning / Personal Trainer Conferences in Las Vegas. The response was great and product sold out.