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Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.3
62 Reviews

Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.3
62 Reviews
€84.70
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€70.00
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BrandSpud Inc
ColorRed
Made In USANo
Product Description

Developed by powerlifting legend Donnie Thompson and Spud Inc., the Formal Bowtie is a simple but effective accessory for helping athletes train and maintain superior posture. In a time when the average person spends much of their day working at a computer, looking at a cell phone, or stuck driving in traffic, the problem of slouching—and the shoulder pain that comes with it—is all too common. The Bowtie attacks this issue by applying firm compression to the pectoral tendons and reducing strain on the muscles behind the shoulders. When worn during warm-ups or as you move through your squats, bench, deadlifts, etc., the Formal Bowtie not only helps limit some of these aches and pains, but also trains more consistent form. Along the way, your muscle memory is rewired, as the brain encourages better posture in your day-to-day life.

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Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie

Developed by powerlifting legend Donnie Thompson and Spud Inc., the Formal Bowtie is a simple but effective accessory for helping athletes train and maintain superior posture. In a time when the average person spends much of their day working at a computer, looking at a cell phone, or stuck driving in traffic, the problem of slouching—and the shoulder pain that comes with it—is all too common. The Bowtie attacks this issue by applying firm compression to the pectoral tendons and reducing strain on the muscles behind the shoulders. When worn during warm-ups or as you move through your squats, bench, deadlifts, etc., the Formal Bowtie not only helps limit some of these aches and pains, but also trains more consistent form. Along the way, your muscle memory is rewired, as the brain encourages better posture in your day-to-day life.

The Thompson Formal Bowtie is designed specifically for serious athletes, and is made from a heavier, stiffer webbing material than the Casual Bowtie (which can be worn throughout the day over longer periods). Available in a wide range of sizes, the Formal Bowtie can have a noticeable effect on reducing common shoulder pain and pec tightness, while also reducing the risk of more serious injuries down the road.

Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Created by Donnie Thompson
  • Strong, stiff webbing construction
  • Sizes: S - 4XL (see chart below)
  • Color: Red with Spud Inc. branding in black and gold

See Also: Thompson Casual Bowtie - for light, everyday use

Fit Guide

Fit Guide:

SizeSMLXL2L3XL4XL
Body Weight125LB - 150LB150LB - 185LB185LB - 225LB225LB - 255LB255LB - 275LB275LB - 300LB300+LB
Half Upper Body Width18"22"24.5"2729"30"33"


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1 - 8 of 62 Reviews
MicroMuscle
Seattle USA
★★★★★
★★★★★
5 weeks ago
Great support for hyper mobile shoulders!
I’ve had this formal bow tie for about 2 weeks and so far it’s been very helpful. I have hyper mobile shoulders (my shoulders dislocate while doing bicep curls) and this bow tie really helps my posture and form helping keep my shoulders in place. So far I’ve used it many different exercises and found it helpful for not only upper body workouts but lower as well. I’m 5’6” (167 cm) and about 160 (72 kg) I would say I have medium to broad shoulders for my height. I bought the M or medium size and the size is perfect. It’s tight enough to keep everything in place and just loose enough to keep the circulation flowing. I’ve got to reach for the overhead back loop to take it off. I like the fabric I went with the formal because I’m hard on clothes and stuff and the black one looks a little cheap. I like the fabric of the formal it’s tough and it looks like it won’t get sprung or overstretched. Great product!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Special k
★★★★★
★★★★★
Oct 2022
Product fits a bit tight
I think it could be a good product but I purchased the wrong size.
Originally posted on roguecanada.ca
Jman
Australia
★★★★★
★★★★★
Sep 2022
So good!!
Other than its awesome!! Just writing for people who just buying it if you get make sure you have the handle facing upside down where underneath your armpits are and you'll definitely feel it!!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueaustralia.com.au
Jimbo 9434
Scottsdale, AZ
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2022
Tight Bow Tie!
This thing will work as advertised. Its tight enough to cut off the circulation to your hands, but certainly pulls your shoulders back as designed.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Mickey C
Las Cruces, NM
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 2022
Worst purchase of my entire life.
This Bowtie device is one of the worst purchases I've ever made in my entire life. This thing is so poorly designed, uncomfortable, and unusable. I honestly wonder if the guy who developed it put any thought into developing it. It's so uncomfortable, it cuts underneath the armpits into the arms on the anterior deltoids. I wasn't even able to keep it on for 2 minutes it was so uncomfortable, and ridiculous. The material is absolutely unforgiving, and inflexible. It does pull your shoulders back but it hurts like heck under the armpits, and I'm not even sure how you could possibly utilize this during a workout without cutting into your arms and armpits. I absolutely hate this thing! Total piece of junk...
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

May 2022
We're sorry to hear you are unhappy with your Bowtie. We are more than happy to help assist you in a return, or exchange for a different size.
Crossfitterbeantown
Boston
★★★★★
★★★★★
Mar 2022
Life changing
Where to begin! I’ve been wearing this 6+ hours a day for a month and my entire thoracic and cervical spine mobility has improved. Using while training and resting. It accomplishes so many things at once- helps keep the shoulders down and back, helps bring awareness to scapular stability and actually helps stabilize them, it applies pressure on the anterior deltoids and pec minor and bicep tendons to help activate these muscles. And then when I take it off there’s no more pain because the bowtie puts all the musculature in their natural resting place and it’s this amazing sensation of being aligned/neutral. For those complaining of pain while wearing it or cutting off circulation etc, that’s just proof you need to be wearing it more. I got the formal and casual and wear them both at different times and for different activities. I do wish there was a way to hide the straps away as they are clunky and make it difficult to hide under clothing so I cut the straps off the casual one to wear under clothes while working at a laptop for this reason. Highly recommend!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
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★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2021
Not what you’d expect
The bow tie does pull your shoulders back, but not in a natural position. Also, in the process cuts off circulation to your arms. Furthermore, your arms don’t rest on the side of your body like when you’re normally standing they stick out away from your body, sort of like you’re imitating a Jesus stance, if that make sense.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Old man
Lincoln UK
★★★★★
★★★★★
Oct 2021
Works really well.
Having had this a few weeks I am seeing good results. Years of bad posture has led to a painful shoulder when bench pressing, and using cables. Pain greatly reduced. My coach believes more people should wear 'Bowtie's' when pushing weights.
Yes, I recommend this product
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