A little background on PROLOC™
I have always been a weight lifter but for the last 15 years I have been powerlifting. Twice I held the NY State record for deadlift and bench press. I am very familiar with other collars currently on the market.
One of my biggest issues with the collars on the market was that they didn't hold and would wear out in a short period of time. Being a machinist by trade, I wanted to create a collar, that will out last other collars, while making it a universal product for beginners to professional lifters. I developed some prototypes, that we tried out in the gym I work out in.
After a few different versions, about 8 months of tweaking dimensions and sampling on different types of bars to ensure a universal fit, we honed in on the collars that we have today. The gym I workout in still has all the prototypes we experimented with as well as purchased additional sets of the final collar. Almost four years later, these collars still work as well as the first day or as we say are still "Holding Strong" as our collars really do "Just work".
After developing our standard collars, our next thought was to create a collar that would be able to hold chains and bands. This is when we invented the PROLOC™ 2 (single chain collars) and PROLOC™ 3 (Double chain collars). Our customers then requested something to protect a bar. This was by far our biggest challenge but finally developed the PROLOC™ Blocker.
We are always looking to improve and keep up with the latest equipment for all types of fitness. Feel free to contact us with any ideas or suggestions you may have at PROLOCCOLLARS@AOL.COM
One of the First Pairs of PROLOC™ Collars. Still in use today almost
5 years later!
The first design of the PROLOC™ 2.
We have come a long way!