It’s Flexible Bar (also called a swing stick) that you hold in your hand and shake back and forth – The movement makes the bar flex therefore oscillate to what’s called a Hertz Vibration.
It’s a multifunctional training product that can be used by everyone, i.e. all ages, sizes etc.
It can be used for toning, strength training, general fitness, as well as for vibrational Hertz therapy. I have used one of these since 2011 and can verify its an essential item in your home gym fitness kit.
It’s a calorie cruncher.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The bar starts to vibrate with just a small amount of hand movement (when extending the forearm). After this, the Bar keeps vibrating through slight movements (the same as when swinging, where it is also the case that slight movements have to be made at the right time). The more rigid the arm as an energy carrier, the greater the amplitude and therefore the more intensive the training. The duration of the swing depends on the power, stamina and coordination of the user.
THE HERTZ PART
According to “TheConversation” Web Site: Whole body vibration therapy was initially developed for athletes to improve the effectiveness of their training. Vibration platforms would be included in some regular conditioning and gym exercises such as squats, press-ups and step-ups. The therapy is undertaken by standing, sitting, lying or doing exercises on specifically designed equipment that oscillates. The theory is that the vibration signals are transferred into body tissues, tendons and muscles, which increases muscle contractions and ultimately improves muscle strength, co-ordination and balance. In the long term, such contractions would increase muscle mass and energy expenditure, leading to better control of blood sugar levels. Current theory also suggests bone cells are sensitive to this vibration and respond by increasing bone density. This has a further impact on better sugar control.
As we understand it, there are other Flexi Bar’s on the market – BUT NOT LIKE THIS PRO.
Other Bars – It’s closest rival costs £94 (see picture in the album above) – Our Bar S/Be £79.99 but INTRO priced at £49.95
Other Bars – Athletic Version is 746g 152.5 cm and 4.6 Hz – Our Bar is 800g 160 cm and 5.6Hz
Other Bars – Are Fixed (cannot easily travel) – Our Bar separates in two for easy foldable storage (please see pic)
Why is our bar different? Because we designed it this way. After 8-9 years of usage, as a daily user Dave designed and manufactured the bar to do what he most wanted it to do. That is, be durable, to go the distance, be portable, home friendly, one size to fit all, and most important – be cost effective, affordable and be VFM (value for money).