Category Archives: Flexibility
EQUIPMENT OF THE MONTH: Smart Stick
CATEGORY: Flexibility, balance, core and strength training.
PORTABILITY: Unweighted or 5 lbs. 60 inches long. Price range is around $20.00 and up, if you buy more than one. Add this fun piece of equipment to your home gym if you don’t have much space. Stores easily in a closet.
TYPE OF WORKOUT: Multi-directional to develop shoulders, core, thighs, legs. To add challenge, use it in combination with a fitball, or on balance cushions, or a slider.
BENEFITS: Improve balance and range of motion. Develops flexibility in golfers, kayakers, racquet sports, paddlers and more. Lightweight and portable.
HOW TO USE IT: Click the link to Prism Fitness for Smart Stick video demonstrations. Available for purchase here as well.
EQUIPMENT OF THE MONTH: Trigger Point Foam Massage Ball For Deep Tissue Massage
CATEGORY: Flexibility, Relaxation, Circulation
HOW TO USE IT: Same technique as the standard foam roller. Roll the ball onto tender spots on legs, thighs, buttocks, hips, back, chest.
PORTABILITY: The ball measures 5″ in diameter. Toss in a bag, or backpack. Takes up little space. Weighs 5.8 ounce.
BENEFITS: Relieves tightness, restores flexibility and mobility.
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