Ingenious New Device for Athletes and the Physically Impaired

Sacramento, CA (May 6, 1999)

The e3 fitness grip, the dynamic new invention that improves the body’s biomechanics and impacts both the medical and sports world, has been developed by the Bay Area’s nationally recognized repetitive strain injury and acupressure specialist, Stephen Tamaribuchi.
The e3 fitness grip consists of a pair of small tubular shaped components that fit the curvature of the hands. They feel as soft as clay dough, but they are made of very strong material, which stabilizes the thumb, wrist, elbow, shoulder and back. Held lightly in the hand, the device immediately improves the body’s performance in all sports and assists the physically disabled to regain their balance, speed, strength, and power. Thus they reduce stress and the risk of injury.

Presently the e3 fitness grip is being used by physical therapists to assist patients to walk, get out of chairs, restore body movement, and reduce joint and back problems, and also to improve muscle recruitment. Rick Reitgraf, Senior Physical Therapist at Sutter Senior Care Center Sacramento, has been working with patients to improve their mobility. He reported, “The e3 fitness grip almost immediately improves patients’ confidence and walking speed.” At Sutter General Hospital the Radiation and Oncology technicians and the Physical Therapy unit of the University of California at Davis are using the e3 fitness grip with their patients to increase ambulation.

In sports the e3 fitness grip has created great excitement. Athletes are breaking their records. They run and move faster. “The e3 devices are a major breakthrough in improving athletic performance,” says Dean Brittenham of Scripp’s Shelly Elite Athletic Excellence Health and Resource Center in

La Jolla, California. Peter Mahar, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Marathoner, has said, “After using the e3 fitness grip regularly, I have developed a far more relaxed and injury-free running form.” Maher also indicated that the soreness he was experiencing in his hips disappeared.

Several of the athletes at Stanford, University of Hawaii, and California State University at Sacramento are also using the e3 fitness grip and are seeing major improvements in their performances. A preliminary study at Michigan State University seems to indicate a one- percent increase in VO2 while using the grips. Additional studies are underway at Vanderbilt University, and California State Fullerton.

Who Is the Man Who Invented the e3 fitness grip?

Stephen Tamaribuchi, while in college, sustained four severe injuries affecting his neck and upper and lower back. The pain was constant and pills offered only temporary relief. Nothing in Western medicine seemed to help. Then he remembered how his martial arts teacher used an ancient acupressure technique, known as Shiatsu, for some of the students’ injuries. Consequently, Tamaribuchi sought the best Shiatsu (acupressure) experts he could find. He became their student and studied with them for several years. His pain disappeared finally after modifying the way he used his body, and he realized that chronic pain is almost always related to poor biomechanics and posture.

On the advice of his teachers, Tamaribuchi went on to advanced studies and became a Shiatsu acupressure specialist himself. For twenty years now he has treated many of the world’s great sports figures, including tennis champion Rod Laver, the late Rudolf Nureyev, and Dave Scott, triathlete and six times winner of Hawaii Ironman triathalon.

Wanting to help his patients and the athletes he treated, Tamaribuchi developed the e3 fitness grip. It can be held in any position, whether sitting, walking, or running. The improved body mechanics immediately puts the body into balance. Poor mechanics acts like dominos, creating instability starting from the thumb to the wrist, arm, shoulder, back and the rest of the body. By stabilizing the initial aspects, we can improve how the body performs.

Tamaribuchi states, “My hope is that the e3 fitness grip will allow people of all ages and physical conditions to perform better in daily activities and sports. I particularly want to help older people who are suffering from joint, balance, and mobility problems. I believe the e3 fitness grip can significantly improve their quality of life.”

The e3 fitness grip can be purchased for $39.95 by calling BioGrip, Inc.’s toll free order line at (888) 590-4747, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or by calling their office at (916) 483-2686.