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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 No
Color Red
Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Love this thing. Hitting 65 and fighting the pull of gravity. This helps with my posture more than anything else I have tried.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stuff and corrective I am really happy with the formal bowtie. The material is Soo strong it pulls my shoulders back well and I weigh 330lb. I instantly get 15 degrees more shoulder external rotation. Wearing it with a singlet is painfully on the skin. But wearing a t shirt I can wear this for 30mins at a time easily... The best use is after some ART, or trigger point release of the pecs.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6'4" and hunch shoulders and bad posture I sawthe bowtie on Ryan Humistons video and checked it out. I was very skeptical. I have bad rolled shoulders and picked up the bad habit of bringing my shoulders into my presses. It was to the point where i wouldn't feel anything in my shoulders and couldn't get any kind of chest mind connection. I used the Bowtie for the first time today. Yes a little tight but got the best chest workout I have had in months. really helps you isolate the muscles your trying to use. I was very skeptical at first because I have tried other posture corrector type things, i even left the tag on through the work out so i can return it. But i am 100% satisfied with the purchase.
Date published: 2021-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed I bought this a little over a month ago and extremely happy with this purchase. My shoulder mobility has improved and pain squatting and benching has lessened
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Awesome, but. . . I use this thing at work pretty much everyday. My only gripe with this product is that it really cuts into my armpit. I want to trim down the material so that it’s comfortable under my arm, but I’m not sure if it’s going to damage the integrity of the straps.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far So Good I've used this for several weeks now, and the first time I put it on, it felt good. For 15 minutes and then after another 15 minutes it was painful and had to take it off. I kept at it and I was able to keep it on for my whole work out and now my shoulders no longer hurt after a work outs. I gave it a 4 star because I don't know the long term effects of using it. I don't expect anything bad to happen, but you never know. I'll update if things change.
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pre work out gear Only draw back is I’m a big guy, and it could be a bit bigger. Cuts into my underarms. But, I wear it during pre warm ups and it takes pressure off my shoulders. I Love It Overall!!!!
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Size I went by the size chart and my bowtie is too small..
Date published: 2021-01-30
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