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,
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
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
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
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
The Tamaribuchis, Stephen and his wife Rebecca, are President and Chief
Financial Officer respectively, of BioGrip, Inc., the company that
manufactures and distributes the e3 fitness grip. They can
be reached at (916) 483-2686 or by E-mail at their website: www.biogrip.com.
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.
ADVISORY TO MEDIA: While no formal news conference is
planned, Mr. Tamaribuchi is available for interviews and photographs as