One dose - double your strength.
One dose – double your strength.

Suppose I could tell you about a pill I personally tested on myself and on people in a gym and, after taking the pill one time, they could immediately lift 98% more weight per set. It really happened.

The Truth

We tested using the lat pulldown. First we had the subjects do a complete set of pulldowns to failure. Then we gave them one pill for the first time ever and they immediately repeated the exercise. The total weight they lifted on the second set was 98% more than the first set. To calculate their total weight we multiplied the weight they were using – the same weight on both sets – by the number of times they lifted it in their full-range of motion. So if a person lifted 100 lbs fifteen times his total weight was 1,500 lbs.

On the first set the subjects averaged a total weight of 3.35 tons. Then they took their normal rest interval – popped the magic pill for the first time ever – and immediately lifted the same weight for their second set. The second sets averaged 6.64 tons which is a 98% increase in total weight.

But it gets better. They did not take 98% more time to lift that weight. That means that their all-important intensity numbers went up too. How much? Their intensity of output increased a whopping 62 percent. That translates to extra muscle growth stimulation.

Taking this pill one time increased both their Alpha and Beta strength intensity. No other pill can match that claim or anything close to it. (Maybe PCP could but it has many side effects, including prison time.)

Also this pill has no artificial ingredients, it can be used by anyone including pregnant and lactating women provided their physician approves weightlifting in general. It also has zero side effects other than the fact that using it can become slightly psychologically addictive. Also, it does not need to be taken daily. You only need to take it one minute before you perform your exercise.

What would a bottle of these pills be worth to you?

The Whole Truth

All of the above results really did happen and the facts are correct except for one thing. This was not actually a pill. It was a pair of special lifting hooks. The test subjects simply did their normal lat pulldown exercise then used these lifting hooks for their second set.

The bodybuilding and weightlifting world (and to be fair, a big portion of the rest of the world) has been so conditioned to thinking that supplements and drugs are the quick fix for health goals that they overlook the better answers that are right in front of them. My friends who have read my articles for years realize by now that I’m talking about the special hooks my friend Dave started making for my customers nearly ten years ago. Most people never hear about solutions like this because I (and Dave) can tell you first hand that there is very little money in it. While the nutritional supplement stores have trouble keeping the shelves stocked with hot-selling crap-du-jure, it’s hard to even find lifting hooks and most of those are junk. The market for well made, high capacity hooks is infinitesimal compared to bodybuilding supplements.

But look at those results? Can you imagine if a nutritional supplement could make the same claim as these hooks? One application and you immediately see virtually double the strength? Haha! The pill would be on CNN and every gym would sell it to you as you came through the door! Kiosks would be in every mall. You’d get ten spam e-mails a day about how the pills are available at a discount from Mexico.

But hooks that have no side effects, allergy risks or need monthly re-billing of your credit card? Yawn. And where’s the big money in it? So they keep the news quiet and tell people who want to improve their results that they need some crappy supplement. No thanks.

The Only Bad News

I was talking to Dave, who lives and works in Canada, earlier this week and he told me he’s getting killed with the exchange on the US dollar. When he started making the hooks for my customers a US dollar brought him $1.53 Canadian. Now the dollars are at par. His small company basically makes the hooks as a favor to me and my customers so he keeps making them but he told me he’s going to have to raise the price again because he’s losing money on them. I asked him to hold off on the price increase until I can give a heads up to the people on my mailing list. This is the heads up.

Everyone has muscle strength they never tap into because their grip strength gives out before their lats, traps and spinal erectors do. Honestly, this is a no-brainer. You open the box and your workouts improve immediately.

Here is the link. Act quickly to avoid the price increase.

Note: If you are NOT doing workouts where you can measure your intensity on every exercise, please read this.

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  • Lairn Malone

    I could never get these hooks to work. I tried three different adjustment lengths, but they still strangled my wrists when I used a heavy weight, causing my blood vessels in my hands to break, leaving my hands looking bruised. Also, after 15 months of trying SCT I had worked my bench press up to 500 lbs from 375, but when I tried a regular full bench press with free weights I couldn’t do as much as I could before the 15 months started. I was very disappointed.

  • Carl

    I purchased these hooks a few years ago, after trying other hooks and having them fail on me everytime. Dave’s hooks are by far the very best you can get, and they do just as Pete’s described here.

  • Carl

    Hi Lairn:

    I’ve read a few comments in the past about lack of full range progress after doing SCT, and I immediately suspect that adequate rest after performing an SCT workout was not taken prior to doing a full range lift. Could this possibly be your dilemma?


  • Pardon me, but that’s just ridiculous. Taking your bench from 375 to 500 should take about 3 workouts, not 15 months. There is a lot you are not telling us. I’m sure it’s the same with the hooks – they work and they are the most comfortable hooks I’ve ever used. They are the ones I used to shrug 1,000 lbs and do a 900 lb pulldown.

  • Carl

    Agreed, Pete. Ditto on both counts.

  • Brian T

    Strangled your wrists? Dude, just put the things on snug, don’t try to strangle your wrist. Just put them comfortably, not too tight and then do your lifts and you will be fine.

    You are using them to assist your hands and wrists not to pop veins so you can shoot up!

    And rest properly so you make quick progress and be rested properly before you test your full range lifts. You can’t go in the next day after an sct workout and test your full range to see if it has progressed. You have to leave the time for the muscle to fully recover and that could be anything from days to months depending on what you lift and your recovery.

    Read the book, get the concepts and then follow the method properly so it will work for you as it should.

  • Ronny Andersen

    Hi Pete,
    I attempted deadlifts today at 165 kg, guess what.. my grip failed me.. then I tried a lower weight.. and again my grip failed me.. at this time my grip was to weak to do anything.. so I will skip deadlifts until I can get the hooks.. Sadly though I do not have money right now but will be able to make the order in 9 or 10 days.. hopefully they wont increase to much in price? 🙂

    Besides that.. I increased my legpress from 400 kg on two feet to 300 kg on 1 foot! That is tremendous.. I guess I did not push my max on my zero workout.. but this is simply amazing! =)

    Take care!


  • Lairn Malone

    Didn’t expect to get attacked, but oh well. I waited 10 days before trying the full range bench and the hooks don’t work for me. I’ve tried shortening them and lengthening them, but I get the same results. Maybe I’m just using them wrong, but I’ve looked at the info at the website and I seem to be doing what they say. Oh and normally I take about 9 or 10 days, sometimes two weeks between SCT workouts.

  • Lairn, 15 months of no progress using SCT? What were you doing for all of those workouts? With your rest interval you would have performed over 50 workouts in that time! What’s the whole story?
    Saying you tried the hooks and “they didn’t work for you” is like saying you tried a bicycle and it didn’t work for you. People are naturally going to assume you did something wrong. It’s not an attack, people are pretty cool here.

  • Bob

    Along with the hooks, do you still sell the padded lifting gloves?I am at 400lbs for benches and my wrists and palms are really starting to feel it.My carpal tunnel may have something to do with it.I thought these might lessen the blow a little,Thanks again Pete

  • Hi Bob. Technically I don’t sell either item, I recommend them but other companies sell them. The info on the hand pads is on this page:

  • Nick


    you are very right but you forgot to tell about the down side of the lifting hooks
    bought these hooks and all was good till hit the gym could put soooo much more weight on the bar i could of pulled my joints out of socket.
    freaked my self out every workout how much extra weight i lifted

    your are under selling these!

  • Thanks, Nick. Haha. I’m not trying to undersell them, believe me. They really are essential and should be hanging up next to the machines and barbells in every gym. It’s crazy not to use them, nobody has fingers as strong as their back and shoulder muscles!

  • manuel ferrel

    hi, pete i bougth your book few years ago and i havent stared to do exercises in order i supposed to but i will soon.
    anyway i just want to know where can i buy those pills if you can give me a link or something thanks

  • Manuel, I don’t think you read the whole article.

  • Greg Gilbert

    For me personally, the hooks work.
    My fingers alone cant hold the massive weights when doing the Traps exercise or lower back exercise.
    They also help during the lat pull down ( i’m not concentrating on holding the heavy bar but using my lats to pull down the bar)

    I hope this helps Mate I’m only a beginner or you have Gorrilla grips mate & dont need the grips (great for you)

    Greg G