The 6DS PRO New Age Performance mouthpiece is designed to help athletes perform at their highest level by improving jaw alignment, which in turn increases strength, balance and endurance. By integrating patent-pending DS (dimensional stabilizer) technology, the mouthpiece is able to align and stabilize six dimensions of balance: anterior-posterior, lateral, protrusive, pitch, roll and yaw.
While New Age Performance's 5DS mouthpiece was introduced for amateur athletes, the 6DS PRO targets serious athletes who would benefit from increased performance during non-contact sports. The biggest change between the 5DS and the 6DS PRO is support for the lateral dimension, which stabilizes side-to-side jaw movement and prevents performance depletion. Numerous testimonials support that the mouthpiece helps people to lift more weights, increase their number of reps, bring more power to golf swings, run further and even provide more flexibility during yoga classes, boasting a wide range of fitness applications.
As far as working out with it goes, I enjoy using it as a supplement to my workouts. I do notice that on the final few reps of my heavy sets, having something in your mouth to bite down on as hard as you need to allows you to push through those last few reps. In that sense, the mouth piece is worth every penny. If you’re deep into this weight lifting game, you understand that true growth occurs when you can push your body hard. You must force your body to its limits and shock your system to induce systemic growth.
So would I recommend this mouthpiece? Yes, I would. I wish it wasn’t so expensive, because let’s be honest, I don’t care how many fancy words they put on the packaging. At the end of the day, this is just a piece of plastic to bite down on. But if you’re like me, and you clench your teeth while training, or if you’re looking for the slightest edge in performance, then I would recommend you pick up this piece of equipment and add it to your arsenal.