TheraBand Stretch Strap with Loops to Increase Flexibility, Dynamic Stretching Tool for Athletes Including Dancers, Cheerleaders, Gymnasts, Runners, Pilates and Yoga Elastic Stretch Out Band

Brand: dragonfireyoga

58" long x 1" wide tool to help you stretch out, increase range of motion, and perform dynamic stretches without a partner for optimal muscle performance Elastic band stretching strap stretches the perfect amount then resists further stretching, and the small and large loops enable users to securely and correctly hold ...Read more

  • $17.09


Description
  • 58" long x 1" wide tool to help you stretch out, increase range of motion, and perform dynamic stretches without a partner for optimal muscle performance
  • Elastic band stretching strap stretches the perfect amount then resists further stretching, and the small and large loops enable users to securely and correctly hold positions to improve form for gymnasts and dancers
  • Band with toe loops allows for specific stretches to address plantar fasciitis and heel pain, while large loops are perfect for hamstring stretches, quadriceps stretches, stretching for lower back pain, and other flexibility improvements
  • Perfect flexibility enhancer for dancers, athletes, people recovering from surgery or going to the physical therapist, yoga class, Pilates or barre
  • Accomplish dynamic stretching exercises without a partner with the included exercise book that targets various muscles and muscle groups

TheraBand Stretch Strap

Dynamic and Static Stretching Tool

Improve your flexibility and range of motion with the TheraBand Stretch Strap, a revolutionary and dynamic replacement to static stretching devices or partner stretching. The Stretch Strap's elastic design enables a highly effective contract-relax stretch, while the product's slight give supports a more comfortable static stretch. This functional dual purpose aids in dynamic stretching of major muscle groups like the gastroc, rectus femoris, soleus and hamstring.

Easy to Use Design

The Stretch Strap's numbered, multi-loop design helps users comfortably stretch for performance enhancement, increased flexibility, or injury prevention. The TheraBand Stretch Strap delivers a dynamic stretch that supports a variety of hand and foot holds to deliver optimal positioning, and the numbered straps allow for measurable and defined progress tracking.

 

Versatile Design

The Stretch Strap, made from double-stitched, high-tension nylon elastic, is ideal for beginners and professionals alike and provides the perfect stretch for dancers, athletes, and anyone looking to increase their flexibility. The Stretch Strap is portable and easy to use, providing you with a stretch aid that can be used at home and on the go.

 

Benefits of Dynamic Stretching

While static stretching decreases immediate muscle performance, dynamic stretching contracts the target muscle, then stretches it for immediate gains in range of motion without sacrificing muscle performance.

Most dynamic contract-relax stretches require a partner, but the TheraBand Stretch Strap was designed to support both static and contract-relax stretching without requiring additional assistance. Research shows the Stretch Strap is as effective at increasing range of motion as traditional partner stretching.

 

How It Works

Each dynamic stretch has a starting position and two phases: contract and relax-stretch. During the stretch, the numbers on the strap can be used to track progression of movement and flexibility. The unique design and durable material assists with pelvic stability and correct leg/torso positioning, which ensures you can repeat the same stretch each time you perform it.

Each Stretch Strap comes with detailed instructions for 15 different stretching exercises, but the number of potential exercises is limitless. These stretches help reduce the risk of injury, improve athletic performance, and decrease muscle tightness and joint stiffness.

 

Gastroc (Calf Muscle) Stretch

1. Sit upright with your knee and back straight. Place the stretch strap around the foot of the leg to be stretched. Your foot should be in a neutral position.

2. Grasp both ends of the strap to create moderate tension. Keeping your knee straight, push your foot downward against the elastic resistance of the strap, as though you were pointing your toes. Hold this contraction for three to five seconds.

3. Breathe out as you release the contraction and pull the strap toward you, pulling your toes toward your nose, to stretch your calf muscle.

4. Take up the slack of the strap and hold this stretch for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat the entire process 3-5 times or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

 

Hamstring Stretch

1. Lie on your back with one knee bent. Place the opposite foot in the middle of the strap and grasp each end of the strap with your hands at your chest.

2. Keeping your knee straight, push your foot downward towards the floor into the resistance of the strap. Maintain your position for 3-5 seconds.

3. Keeping your knee straight, breathe out as you pull the strap and your leg towards your head, stretching the back of the thigh. Hold the entire stretch for 10-15 seconds. Repeat the entire stretch 3-5 times or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

 

Rectus Femoris Stretch

1. Lie on your stomach with the middle of the Stretch Strap around the foot of the leg to be stretched. Allow your knee to bend as you reach over that same shoulder to grasp the ends of the strap with the same side hand.

2. Keeping your hips flat on the ground, push the foot down towards the floor, into the resistance of the strap, as though attempting to straighten the leg. Hold this contraction for 3-5 seconds.

3. Breathe out as you release the contraction and pull the strap farther over your shoulder, pulling your heel toward your buttocks to stretch your quads.

4. Take up the slack of the strap and hold the stretch for 10-15 seconds. Repeat the entire process 3-5 times or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

 

Soleus Stretch

1. Sit upright with knee slightly bent and back straight. Place the middle of the Stretch Strap around the foot of the leg to be stretched. Your foot should be in a neutral position. Grasp both ends of the strap to create moderate tension.

2. Keeping your knee slightly bent, push your foot downward against the elastic resistance of the strap, as though you were pointing your toes. Hold this contraction for 3-5 seconds.

3. Breathe out as you release the contraction and pull the strap toward you, pulling your toes to your nose to stretch your soleus and Achilles tendon.

4. Take up the slack of the strap and hold the stretch for 10-15 seconds. Repeat the entire process 3-5 times or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

 

The TheraBand Stretch Strap was designed to facilitate both static & "contract-relax" stretching, making it a versatile tool for patients & athletes. The Stretch Strap is as effective as contract-relax partner stretching at increasing flexibility without the need for a partner. A step-up from a traditional elastic resistance band allows for more targeted stretching. The elastic stretching device delivers a more effective 'dynamic' stretch vs. static stretching or static stretching devices. A dynamic stretch is an active stretch that moves the muscle in it's full range of motion and isn't associated with a loss in strength or performance like some studies may have shown with static stretching. TheraBand makes a variety of similar products designed to facilitate rehabilitation, recovery, and strengthening, including elastic resistance bands and tubing, large exercise balls, Flexbars, soft weights, and countless other useful home workout essentials.

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