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Genuinely does help. Can’t compare it to any other types that you can buy but all I can say is this one works. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PROPERLY. There’s a video on the NewAge website showing exactly how to do it. If you follow this you can’t get to wrong. If you get it wrong and ruin the mouthpiece... the product isn’t bad/faulty, you’ve done it wrong. Don’t give it a one star review because you messed up.
I train for strongman comps and this has really helped my lifting. Followed instructions (don't put it into boiling water!) and got it fitted on the first go. Took me a session to get used to it but it has really enabled me to smash out those extra few reps, as you can bite down hard to grind them out. As the mouthpiece only covers the molars, you are able to breathe freely which, especially in strongman comps, helps hugely. Can't recommend these enough.
I bite down a lot when lifting heavy and I nearly chipped my teeth doing deadlifts. You only get one set of teeth and knowing that Brian Shaw uses this mouth piece I knew it was a winner. I read some other reviews that were negative saying how the mouth piece was melted and ruined when they boiled it in the water, well those people are dumb the instructions don't tell you to do that, so follow the instructions first step, there is an instructional video showing and explaining how to fit the mouth piece you get. It's very straight forward and simple.
I followed the directions amazingly and guess what it fit perfectly first try. Now the piece does look a bit different but that is normal you can see it changes a little in the video as well don't be alarmed that's perfectly fine. I used my piece right after I had fit it to my teeth. I must say it was great to use that gym day, it made me focus more on my workouts and not on my bite downs to worry about my teeth. I had a better bench press that day! I use it all the time now, whenever I do a weight increase I wear it as I'm a biter and I need my teeth to not grind down. Having this makes me more confident at the gym.
There are a lot of nice colors, blue was out of stock when I ordered it so they gave me an estimate of when I would receive it and I was updated when that changed to a sooner date which was great. They kept in great communications and you get a mouth guard case with the mouth piece and a clip, which I use. I clip it to my pocket and keep it at my side for a fast grab.
I highly recommend this if you bite down hard and grind your teeth at the gym. This will take the stress away in your mouth and it will help with your focus.
The product works great, but the instructions must have been written by someone living at 10k feet. After boiling for the instructed time, I pulled out a collapsed used-chewing-gum looking blob. I had to use a knife to unstick the sides and managed to get it in my mouth before it set. But my guard is pretty warped now and I am not totally happy with it.
I will say though, that when I am on intensity day, I pop this thing in around my working sets and instantly feel stronger. I used to worry about chipping my teeth because of clenching during heavy sets, because I have totally done that. But now I can bite down and focus everything on the lifts. Feels good
Bad: -pricey, cheaper alternatives probably just as good imo - the mouthpiece came with its carrying case but did not come with the shaker like they are supposed to, not a big deal but for the cost it should have been included.
The mouthpiece does its job as advertised, allows good airflow and protects your jaw/teeth when a lifter clinches under a heavy 1rpm or hardcore wod round. Be patient when fitting and do not boil the mouthpiece, the bridge is not rigid and will deform or weaken easily.
I love this product and so do alot of my other friends . This mouthpiece can withstand even the strongest of bites and it last for ever . Though it may strink up a little when you put it in hot water and first a simple fix is stretching it back out what it's still hot . While it may not make you magically able to move mountains and throw cars I do notice a little difference with my performance and I highly recommend this product to any serious lifters.
I had thought for a very very long time about buying this and I regret doing so now. No real difference from other mouth pieces. It does keep your jaw from moving around but it is a very hard mouth piece with very little give when biting down.