Extend Your Workout
One of the best parts about Stroops is the versatility of the products. The limit is as big as you can think, so for anyone who wants more intensity or a larger space to move there’s an easy way to do that.
The VITL Kit already comes with four Slastix, so if you find you’d like to increase your training zone or resistance simply link or stack a few Slastix together. Both concepts are simple enough, but they must be performed properly to make the most of your equipment and not shorten the lifespan.
To increase your training zone clip each individual Slastix together. This will not only provide a larger training zone, but it extends the range of motion for each exercise.
Many of the exercises performed with the VITL Kit are capable within a smaller training zone, but if you try performing sprints, backpedals and consecutive jumps, you will require more than just an individual Slastix so there is space to travel.
Linking is a great option for anyone looking to increase their training zone without increasing the intensity or weight of their workout. It also allows for a more gradual and smooth motion to each movement. Any rotational movements are better equipped when Slastix are linked. It’s easy to add in a bar, so if you love working out with the Fit Stik Pro then linking will provide a more fluid motion for your exercises.
One thing to consider when linking is the size of space you’re working out in. For linking to be effective there must be enough space for movement and a larger training zone.
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If you’d like to increase the intensity without needing buying a heavier resistance then consider stacking. This is a great option for anyone who feels as though just one Slastix is not enough of a challenge for a single exercise.
Stacking is simply arranging two Slastix parallel to each other which increases the resistance. Stacking steepens the resistance curve to create less of a stretch making each movement significantly harder.
If you like a challenge or a larger space to train in, try out linking or stacking the Slastix to make each exercise harder so you get stronger and tougher.
Key pointers for linking and stacking Slastix:
- Be sure you don’t try to link two Slastix to one. The problem with this is: you will max out the individual Slastix before you get tension on the two stacked. Always clip an equal number of Slastix to each other to ensure you are getting the most out of the products and they maintain a long lifespan.
- Whenever linking two Slastix together you’ve provided a larger area to train in, which means you’re going to need to set up a new training zone. The training zone is very important to maintain the quality and lifespan of your Slastix and stay safe. If you have any questions about training zone, what they’re for and how to set them up; refer to our blog on training zones.
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