Essential items that every athlete carries in their gym bag include a water bottle, an iPod or MP3 player and energy bars. In addition, almost all athletes carry a Stretch Out Strap in their bag—and here are a few reasons why.
Flexibility and strength go hand in hand. The Stretch out Strap allows for dynamic stretching, using contract-relax theory. It was designed so that athletes can perform dynamic stretching on their own and provides a great way to gain the maximum amount of flexibility in a safe, comfortable way while exercising without a trainer.
Use the Stretch Out Strap to benefit the whole body. Many people think of the Stretch Out Strap as a handy tool for stretching hamstrings, and it is. But athletes can also use it for hips, calves, shoulders, chest muscles and more. It’s the one exercise product that can be used to stretch all the major muscle groups.
Because it’s lightweight and portable, the Stretch Out Strap is perfect for travel. It features a series of loops that make it comfortable to hold for full range of motion without creating stress on the body. It comes in two sizes; the regular size measures 6’4”L and the extra-long size (for people 6’ or taller) measures 7’5”L.
Athletes who are training or participating in sports and want to maintain or improve their flexibility will benefit from the Stretch Out Strap. It’s great for conditioning and can also be used during yoga or Pilates as a tool to help with proprioception and sensory feedback. It helps reinforce the essentials of Pilates including alignment, muscle balance and proper breathing, and is perfect for restorative exercises after repeated use of muscle groups.
At just $14.95 for professionals, the Stretch Out Strap is an essential item for every athlete to carry in their gym bag. Plus, it comes with an exercise instruction booklet that includes more than 30 stretches with color photos and how-to illustrations for quick reference. Visit optp.com to purchase.
The Stretch Out Strap was designed so that athletes can perform dynamic stretching on their own and provides a great way to gain the maximum amount of flexibility in a safe, comfortable way while exercising without a trainer.
“Unless you have someone helping you, you’re not getting this good of a stretch. This strap is a permanent part of my gym bag.”
J.R. – Elk River, MN
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