PE old fart comes out of retirement
When Memento suggested a few weeks ago that I update the Tom Hubbard site, I groaned. After all, it’s had no substantive changes in over ten years—OK, a tweak here or there, some goofy graphics, but in terms of content, the same old mierda. After giving the PE world the AFB, jelq sticks, and the Ball Zinger, I had pretty much decided I had done my bit and I had nothing more to contribute.
I was wrong.
Now living in the southern hemisphere, thousands of miles from the nearest Home Depot, in the type of place I had in mind when I originally introduced the AFB—and having last hung weights five years ago—I set out to make an AFB hanger, and it turned out to be so ridiculously, in fact ludicrously, simple and effective that I shake my head in wonder when I look at the old PVC-pipe and other elaborate designs.
Jelq sticks? Throw them in the trash or burn them. Please. In 2013, the AFB doubles as their replacement.
Seriously. Two pieces of wood, a piece of string, a plastic milk jug. Except for the milk jug, a complete PE system that fits in your pocket, sails through airport security, raises no eyebrows when not in use. Also doubles as a non-ruler measuring system. And, so absurdly cheap and simple that I doubt anyone will try to sell it on eBAY: they’d be laughed at.