Holiday Wish List - Coach Liam "Taku" Bauer

Liam "Taku" Bauer


Strength and Conditioning, Strength Training

We know how hard it is to holiday shop, so we thought we would help you out with ideas AND let you get to know all of us at a bit better. We asked our writers, featured coaches, and guest contributors if they could pick ANY 10 fitness/sports/health related items to put on a Holiday Wish List, what would they pick?


Check out what Coach Taku put on HIS wish list this year!



Taku's Holiday Wish List


My wish list was not created in any particular order. I would love to have all of these items for one reason or another. One thing I did do, however, was divide my list evenly between nutrition-based items and fitness-based items.


1. VersaClimber Sport Model - $4,395.00

I chose the VersaClimber because I have always been a fan of machines that can work the entire body at one time. These machines are awesome, providing tons of training options with a small footprint and a relatively “bullet-proof design.


2. Pendulum 5-Way Neck Machine - $2,900.00

I feel neck training is a priority for all combat athletes. This may include, but is not limited to, individuals who participate in sports such as boxing, Judo, MMA, football, rugby, wrestling, and ice hockey. In truth I feel everyone would benefit from strengthening the muscles of the neck and surrounding areas.


deadlift, powerlifting, trap bar, strength training, power lift3. Power Lift Trap / Deadlift Bar - $649.00

Deadlifts, in all their many variations, are probably my all time favoroite exercise. This bar is second to none in its design. Get one for your gym; you’ll be glad you did.




4. ROM Machine - $14,615

This machine has always intrigued me. Like the VersaClimber, it has been designed to work the entire body through maximum ranges of motion, with no impact, and in minimal time. The science behind it is valid, the design is exquisite…and it has just always seemed a bit pricey. But hey, this is a WISH LIST!!!


sand bag, alpha strong, sandbag, strength training, strongman5. Alpha Strong Sand Bags, 3 bags of various sizes - $359.85

I like using sand bags more than any other tool. I use them for dynamic movements, such as throwing, pulling, dragging, loading, and slamming, and even for variants of the Olympic style lifts. These sand bags are well made and worth the money.


6. Brandon Beef Alpine Meadows Club - $540.00

You are what you eat…and I want my meat to be as good as it can be. So that’s why this grass-fed beef is on my list. I want to join the club and receive 9-10lbs of beef each month in the form of steaks and/or ground beef.


Holiday Wish List - Coach Liam "Taku" Bauer - Reviews, Holiday Guide7. Dr. Mercola Pure & Clear Whole House Water Filtration Unit - $1,092.00

Clean water is the most important thing you can drink. But it’s not just the water you drink, it's also the water you bathe in, wash with, and cook with. That’s why I would love to have this whole-house filtration system.


8. Dr. Mercola Healthy Chef Ceramic Cookware - $566.00

Good pots and pans are worth the money. Too much low grade stuff is out there leaching crap into my healthy meats and veggies. Well, not anymore!


Holiday Wish List - Coach Liam "Taku" Bauer - Reviews, Holiday Guide9. Dr. Mercola Omega Juicer - $235.00

I am a fan of fresh fruit and vegetable juice blends. You can not get any fresher than when you make them yourself. Get a good juicer and have at it.


10. Dr. Mercola Healthy Chef Aroma Turbo Oven - $84.95

Let’s face it, sometimes you want to cook your food as fast as possible. Microwaves are not only bad for you, but they make almost everything taste like crap. Now I can cook fast and not compromise my health or the flavor of my food. Awesome!

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