Here at the Body Loft we endorse the TRX suspension straps and RIP trainer, both improving your functional training. You might be asking what is the RIP trainer and how does it benefit me? Well here is the low down.
The RIP trainer is a lever bar and resistance cord that challenges and benefits your body through rotation, speed, and balance and coordination. These movements are found in almost all the sports we participate in the Lake Tahoe Basin as well as our daily movements, i.e. picking up groceries, kids, and other daily activities. It is important when we are active that we maintain control through our rotational movements to prevent injury. The RIP trainer uses resistance to build these muscles that stabilize our spine. Rotational force is achieved through the resistance band, which in turn helps produce more rotational force which forces you to control the rotation at the same time. The more you stretch the band and farther you are from your anchor point, the harder the resistance and the more force you generate creating a more difficult movement. This can be applied to both static and dynamic movements, helping build a strong body and exercise routine.
So now that you know how the RIP trainer works, how does it work our body? Every exercise on the RIP trainer enables your entire body, by connecting the lower and upper body through the core. On top of that you are building your coordination, balance, and total body power. If you do not stabilize your core using the RIP trainer, you will feel the resistance pull you back towards the anchor point. The exciting thing about this piece of equipment is that it each exercise can be customized to target to meet any goal or objective. So when you come to the Body Loft and see the RIP trainer, don't be scared be excited to integrate these dynamic moves into your exercise routine!