Highly flexible vibration bars for effective training of muscular coordination
Want to do something for the muscles in your legs, back, shoulders and arms? That is good, because well developed muscles play a crucial role in preventing backache.
A highly flexible vibration bar with two weights fastened to the ends is a very effective piece of equipment. By adjusting the weights on the bar, the training can be adapted individually to the user's level. Whenever the bar starts vibrating, the body has to compensate for these vibrations with a coordinated response involving all layers of muscle. This entails in particular the muscles deep inside the body. Scarcely any other kind of training achieves this effect.
Strengthens the deep muscles and more besides
Experts therefore recommend training with the vibration bar three times a week for 10 to 15 minutes each time. Specially developed exercises improve coordination and strengthen the torso muscles down into the low layers, stabilising the spinal column after only a short period while improving posture at the same time. As well as complex training of muscular coordination in the whole torso and legs, shoulder girdle and arms, there is also a positive effect on metabolism.
Simple training at home
Easily understandable training instructions (exercise charts, poster or video) are important for optimum exercising. Back problems can be effectively countered without needing large amounts of space, time or money.
Also recommended for children and youngsters
This type of exercise is also highly recommended for children and youngsters: training their sense of balance and coordination is important for their healthy development. Unfortunately, increasing numbers of children are overweight. Exercising with the vibration bar is fun while being kind to the joints and helping to stimulate the metabolism. This makes it easy to lose a few additional calories in a healthy, natural way.
- It must be easy for every user to learn how to handle and use the training device after initial familiarisation.
- Understandable, comprehensive instructions corresponding to the training goals must be available.
- The vibration frequency in vibration bars without a frequency regulator should be about 4.6 Hertz because this sets the bar vibrating at the optimum rate. This frequency also triggers the best possible reaction of the trunk muscles.
- Vibration bars with adjustable frequency make it possible to adapt the vibration frequency individually to the user's level. Depending on target group and application (prevention, training or therapy), the vibrations should be in a frequency range of 3.0 to 6.0 Hertz for individually optimised stimulation of muscular coordination.
- The end pieces fulfil a safety function and must therefore be soft or padded.
- Depending on the individual user's level and training targets, different lengths, weights and resistance may be helpful and should be offered accordingly.
- The handle should have an ergonomic design and be skin-friendly; two-handed use should be possible. Vibration bars must be pleasant to hold. It should be possible to clean vibration bars.
- Easy to learn how to handle and use the training device after initial familiarisation
- Instructions included
- Vibration frequency approx. 4.6 Hertz for non-adjustable vibration bars and approx. 3 to 6 Hertz in adjustable vibration bars.
- Different lengths and weights available
- Ergonomic handle, suitable for one- and two-handed use, pleasant to touch
- Replaceable end pieces
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Exercises with the FLEXI-BAR®
Holding the FLEXI-BAR: grasp the grip in the middle, with just one or both hands (depends on the exercise). Wrists in a neutral position. To protect your fi nger joints, hold the grip in your hand rather than just with your fingers. The important thing is to hold the grip loosely. Starting the vibration: start the FLEXI-BAR vibrating with small movements of your hand (in extension of your forearm). Short impulses should then keep the FLEXI-BAR vibrating (like swinging, here too it‘s a case of giving an impulse at the right moment in time). It is your arm that transfers the vibrations: if you can keep your arm rigid, this enlarges the vibration amplitude for more intensive training. The vibration time depends on your strength, endurance and coordination, which is exactly what you want to improve by exercising with the FLEXIBAR. It is quite normal to encounter diffi culties at the beginning (for about the fi rst 10 training units).
Starting position: stand with your feet wide apart, arms spread out to the side at shoulder height, grasp the FLEXIBAR® loosely in one hand and hold it parallel to your body.
Movement: out and in (for about 30-60 seconds, then change side).
Butterfl y front
Starting position: stand with your feet wide apart, hold the FLEXI-BAR® loosely with both hands in front of your body at chest height, grasping the grip from above.
Movement: forwards and backwards (for about 30-60 seconds).
Starting position: stand with your feet wide apart, grasp the FLEXIBAR® with both hands, interlokking your fingers, and hold it over your head with your arms stretched.
Movement: up and down (for about 30-60 seconds).
Starting position: take one step forward, lift your rear heel from the floor; grasp the FLEXIBAR® loosely with the arm on the same side as your rear leg, thumb pointing to your thigh.
Movement: up and down parallel to your thigh (approx. 30 to 60 seconds, then change side).
Starting position: take one step forward, lift your rear heel from the floor; grasp the FLEXIBAR® with outer rotation (thumbs pointing upwards), elbows bent at approx. 90°.
Movement: start the movement loosely from your wrist, forwards and backwards (about 30-60 seconds).
Low hold right and left
Starting position: stand with your feet wide apart, grasp the FLEXIBAR® with both hands vertically in front of your body.
Movement: move the FLEXI-BAR® to the right and left (approx. 30-60 seconds).
Starting position: low squat, grasp the FLEXI-BAR® with both hands from above, stretch your arms out in front at head height parallel to the floor.
Movement: forwards and backwards (for about 30-60 seconds).