What is the Stretchrite?
There’s no denying that stretching is an important part of a well rounded exercise program. Sometimes assistance can help.
The Stretchrite is a device from american company Medi-dyne, that’s used to enable to the user to get a controlled static stretch to a variety of different muscle groups in a safe and easy way.
The stretchrite uses a series of graduated hand grips to improve your stretching range in a smooth safe effective way. In principle it seems like a pretty simple product. Thankfully with little signs of it being a gimmick or “hype” product, it appears on the surface to have real benefits.
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The stretchrite could be classed as an “assisted stretching device”
What do you get when you buy the Stretchrite?
When we received the device we got basic plastic see through packaging, the device itself and instruction guide leaflet.
Being a simple piece of kit that’s pretty much it. No DVD or MP3 download, you’re left to get on with using it.
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Working out the parts of the product are easy. Two loops, some bright colored plastic comes and a strap in the middle.
The one we received was Purple, although they do come in other colours. There are handy instructional videos on you tube to guide you along to some basic stretches.
How do you use the Stretchrite?
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Using the stretchrite is pretty straight forward. The manufacturers medi-dyne have included a handy fold out leaflet that illustrates 20 different stretches that can be performed.
There is a loop at either end of the stretchrite as well as a foot strap in the middle. There are a series of code shaped pieces of plastic that are used a grips .
As with any static stretching routine it is advisable to warm up fully and ease into any stretch in a smooth controlled manor. Over-reaching or performing stretches whilst cold might result in injury.
Check out this handy Stretchrite video for basic stretching part 1 with the stretchrite:
Part 1 -Basic Stretching with StretchRite
Covering the basics of using the stretchrite.
Part 2 – Basic Stretching with StretchRite
More exercices and stretching routines.
Part 3 -Advanced Stretching with StretchRite
For more advanced stretching routines including contracting and relaxing techniques using 5-10 repetitions holding for 1-2 seconds.
- Always warm up before stretching
- Wear appropriate clothing
- Remember to breath and not hold your breath
Do you need a stretchrite?
Whist you don’t need a stretchrite to stretch, having one is a define benefit, especially if your new to stretching or it’s an integral part of your exercise program.
The range of stretches that the stretchrite gives you is a define advantage, some are impossible without assistance.
One of the best uses we can see would be for any high impact sport where the lower leg gets a lot of use. The way the foot can be manipulated with the strap to isolate the individual muscles of the lower leg is awesome.
Sports that could benefit include:
- And many more…
Where can you buy Stretchrite?
Stretchrite is available from many internet retail outlets including the most popular Amazon:
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If you have any experience using the Stretchrite please post a comment below.