The world of fitness has evolved. As we learn more about the human body, we are discovering new ways to condition it. The complexity of a workout can easily become overwhelming. It’s difficult to incorporate weights, cables, cardio, stretching, yoga and other exercises into your weekly routine. While the work outs themselves can be complicated, the tools that you use to execute them can be simple and traditional – an idea that Lineaus Athletic Company has taken into production.
Lineaus Athletic Company, based in Marfa, Texas, produces medicine balls, heavy balls, footballs, rugby balls, medicine bags, medicine bars and squat bars. These custom-designed athletic products are simply beautiful. Lineaus designs them in traditional forms, made from the finest chrome tanned leather. Chrome tanned leather is known for its use in baseball gloves and is designed to leave the pores of the leather open. If properly tanned, it is the longest lasting of all the leather tanning processes and will stay in pristine condition for decades – looking like it came straight out of Mickey Mantle’s training locker.
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Each product is double locked-stitched with 3 cords of polyester thread – a sturdy, reliable construction for objects that will be thrown, kicked and punched. The leather is described as “full grain baseball glove cow hide.” The products are designed to be durable while soft to the touch. They sure do appear that way.
When selecting a Lineaus medicine ball, the company has general recommendations based on ability and gender. Lineaus acknowledges that a person’s needs and abilities are unique, regardless of gender, but in general most men seem to prefer a 14”, 10lb. medicine ball, while most women prefer a 12”, 7lb. medicine ball. If you’re thinking of purchasing a ball for your child, Lineaus suggests a 10” or 12” ball at the lowest weight possible. For additional insight, including which balls are recommended for specific, sports-related training, visit Lineaus Athletic Company online.
Depending on the size of your ball, you will be looking at prices varying from $425 - $800. Footballs run at $275 and Rubgy balls jump up to $325. The medicine and squat bars are each $525 and the heavy hitter – the medicine bag – throws blows at $5,800.