PHOTOS SAMEEP SINGH ❖ STYLING DEV SOOD ❖ MODEL ZEESHAN KHAN ❖ TEXT SWAPNEEL HAZARE ❖ OUTFITS ADIDAS PERFORMANCE, HACKETT LONDON ❖ LOCATION PROSPORT FITNESS, ANDHERI (W), MUMBAI
Dr Racev developed an an ‘oscillating bar’ in the late 90s in Germany.The result of his studies and observations, and meant for rehabilitation, Flexibar is made up of a high quality proprietary fibreglass blend. An excellent training tool for all age groups, it is beneficial in strengthening the core, stabilising the spine and improving posture.
Flexibar oscillates at 4.6 hertz, the correct frequency needed to penetrate the muscles. The oscillations, generated by a small push and pull movement of the elbow, put vibrational stress on the muscles which helps in improving motor skills.
Deep concentration is required and the better the oscillations the better is the effect on the muscles. The Flexibar workout is very compact and lasts a mere 40 minutes, including the general warm up. It’s a great way to introduce kids to training and develop their motor skills as it makes them aware of their body movements.
1. Depending on the exercise, hold the bar with one or both hands
2. Retract the shoulder blades back and downwards
3. Engage the core muscles
4. Oscillate the Flexibar at a low frequency while concentrating on the movement and muscles involved
5. Quality is more important than quantity
6. Each position can be held for 30 to 60 seconds depending on the exercise.
Different exercises and stances can be used. Standing upright is the most common. The others are kneeling on both knees, on one knee and the standing split stance. Lying supine and prone are integrated into the exercises, as are lunges and squats. Flexibar allows you to challenge your body as it is not bound to a single plane, like gym machines.