Get Started Stretching
- The Shape Stretch Bar is used as a stability tool on the floor or as an extension for achieving reaches during stretching exercises. Do not use it for push ups or dips as it is made to stabilize body weight in the recommended positions, but not made to hold full body weight as a sole support.
- Place the ShapeStretchBar™ on a non-slippery surface, such as a yoga or gym mat, or carpet to increase control and stability for your feet when not wearing shoes or sneakers with grip.
- If you feel pain during stretching, stop immediately, recoil slowly, and consult your doctor or trainer.
Position the bar on the floor for standing, kneeling, sitting, and lunge stretches. You can move the hand grips to any position on the bar for comfort.
Place your foot or feet on the T-bar for sitting and laying stretches. You can move the grips to any position, or use the foot grips on the T-bar for comfort.
Reach down and grab the bar or use it to stabilize your foot or feet in position as seen below in the various stretching positions.
If you are taller than 6 feet in height, use the 45 degree angle side for laying stretches as it will provide a longer control point. If you are shorter than 6ft, use the 90 degree side.
- Hold each stretch for 5-15 seconds. Breath consistently.
- Release and recoil slowly. Always stretch slowly.
Start stretching now with instructional videos for each stretching position: standing, laying, sitting, kneeling, and lunge.
Execute 18 stretches within 5 minutes. If you feel pain during stretching, stop immediately, recoil slowly, and consult your doctor or trainer.
You can stretch from these five positions with the Shape Stretch Bar:
standing, sitting, laying, kneeling or lunge.
What is Dynamic Stretching?
The term dynamic stretching (or dynamic stretches) refers to any stretch that is performed with movement.
In other words, the individual uses a swinging or bouncing movement to extend their range of motion (ROM) and flexibility. The force of the bounce or swing is gradually increased but should never become radical or uncontrolled.
Is Dynamic Stretching Dangerous?
Similar to other exercises, dynamic stretching can be dangerous if used incorrectly. It's very easy to over-do-it with stretches that are performed with movement.
Dynamic Stretching vs Static Stretching
While dynamic stretching refers to stretching with movement, static stretching is performed without movement.
Static stretching is when an individual gets into a stretch position, they hold that stretch position for a specific amount of time. While dynamic stretching is performed with movement.