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Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie

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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.

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  • 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:

Size S M L XL 2L 3XL 4XL
Body Weight (lbs) 125 - 150 150 - 185 185 - 225 225 - 255 255 - 275 275 - 300 300+

Gear Specs

Brand Spud Inc
Made In USA Yes
Color Red
Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works This thing does work for me. My posture isn’t the best, and I sit at a pc all day for work, when I wear this it is much easier to sit properly, and I’ve noticed it seems to cut down on some shoulder pain. Also seems to take a bit of weight off of my lower back, and for some reason makes my hip feel a bit less tight. I’ve worn this to the gym as well, used it while benching heavy. Does seem to help keep shoulders from coming forward. Feels durable. Overall I’m happy with it, 4 stars bc I do think it’s a little pricey for what it is. I got an XL per size guide suggestions, and I think the size is right for me. I think if your shoulders are already pretty straight and you don’t have a lot of rounding like I do, you might be able to size down - it does have a good amount of stretch.
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design This bowtie is made and fits well, I havent experienced any issues. Its a reasonably harsh material which I find easier to wear over a shirt. Expect to feel tightness or chaffing at the front of your chest/armpits if your shoulders have rounded. I would recommend the Formal bowtie be worn during training to put your body in a better position, have yet to wear it enough to notice an improvement in Mobility. In hindsight, the Casual would have better suited my needs. 5'10, 80kg Male, 107cm Chest, ordered Medium
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome neuro-muscular rehab Great piece of equipment and super sturdy fabric. I look fwd to more time and better posture with time. Great reminder of proper posture.
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to wear Bought this because I have right shoulder pain. Collar bone would always pop/crack very easily. Since wearing this I’ve notice it doesn’t seem to happen nearly as much. Definitely noticed posture improvement as well. It doesn’t happen over night so be conscience about wearing it often.
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Confused So I ended up buying both bowties same exact size the black one that you’re supposed to wear for multiple hours is extremely tight and restricts me the red one while working out is extremely comfortable and I feel great what’s going on?
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm I got this a few weeks back. I already had the casual (black) bow tie and had seen great results. Bumped up to this to wear while working out. Helps out so much. I’ve struggled with bicep tendon pain in my shoulders for several years and while this isn’t a cure-all, it should definitely be in your arsenal if you have this problem. Or even if your not experiencing pain, but round your shoulders forward. My only complaint is that the handles are down on the inside and with the stiffer material the nylon edges can be a little irritating. It wouldn’t make me not wear it though.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great The products are good and deal with my problem are fast and correct.
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bow your Back I am happy with the results thus far, I wear it at the gym and it does take some getting use too.
Date published: 2020-01-30
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