Stretching to combat back pains
Those long and tiring days in the office, marked by stress and bad posture, often end with painful backache. Recent studies on this subject indicate that muscle stretching can overcome this problem.
Stretching is the foundation of our physical wellbeing. This principle is only true, however, if the muscles are stretched correctly and regularly.
FLEXability is a new Technogym line that lets you do your stretching in a safe, gradual and effective way, whether at home or in the office, wearing a tracksuit or suit.
The American College of Sports Medicine has pointed out that muscular stretching is one of the fundamental ways of attaining and maintaining perfect fitness. Along with cardiovascular exercises and muscle enhancement, regular stretching exercises are one of the best habits for achieving overall wellness.
As well as soothing, preventing backache and reducing problems in the lumbar area, stretching helps achieve correct posture. Furthermore, by lengthening our muscles, it improves physical efficiency and notably cuts down on the stress that can build up over a hard day's work.
Created by a team of orthopaedic specialists, physiotherapists and physiologists, the new FLEXability line offers a simple, practical and fun way of boosting physical flexibility.
FLEXability, just like a personal trainer of our own, guides us towards a gradual progressive improvement. The equipment allows us to vary the degree of muscular stretch according to our pre-existent condition. Progress can always be visualised and improvements measured simply and tangibly, so results can be evaluated in terms of exercise duration, increased flexibility and number of sessions.
The FLEXability line is made up of two innovative pieces of equipment: Anterior, which allows us to work especially on the front part of our bodies, and Posterior, which focuses on back muscles and lower body muscles.
FLEXability has an elegant and novel design that fits perfectly in any kind of environment; in the home or in the fitness centre. Or in the office, where hours of meetings or entire days spent sitting at our desk will no longer have the same unpleasant side-effects.