ProFlex vs. Back Stretching Machines
The back stretching machines were designed to stretch the muscles of the back and lower lumbar region. They do an adequate job of stretching the back, however, the exercises for stretching the lower body (hamstrings, hips, groin) do not follow proper stretching protocol. The user is actually forced to round the low back and collapse the shoulders down towards the knee or thigh instead of bending from the hip and maintaining proper posture and spine angle. In addition, low back machines do not allow the user to measure progress.
The ProFlex Stretch offers an excellent low back stretch while allowing the user to maintain proper spine angle throughout all stretching positions. The ProFlex Stretch also provides the ability to set goals and measure progress in every position.
ProFlex vs. Inversion Tables
Inversion tables are sufficient for decompressing the spine, however, they do so by turning the user upside down which can lead to other problems.
The ProFlex Stretch decompresses the spine in the 1st position (hanging stretch) without the added risk of being upside down. This stretch also increases flexibility in the shoulders, elbows, and wrists. The Proflex Stretch also allows user the ability to set goals and measure progress.
ProFlex vs. Jungle Gym, Cage & Web Stretchers
Jungle Gyms, Cage and Web Stretchers allow the user to secure themselves in multiple positions, however, the user is not guaranteed to utilize proper technique or correct biomechanical positioning. In addition, there is no accurate method for measuring progress.
The ProFlex Stretch allows for numerous positions for both upper and lower body flexibility, while insuring the user of proper technique and correct biomechanical positioning. The ProFlex Stretch also allows the user to measure progress in order to accurately set and achieve personal goals.
ProFlex vs. Martial Arts & Leg Stretchers
Leg stretchers provide assistance, however they are usually built with low “duty cycle” requirements leading to quality and durability issues. They also do not offer the patented boom or “T” grip characteristics found only on the ProFlex Stretch. Therefore, proper positioning and or relaxation of the upper body cannot be guaranteed. Only a couple of the more expensive “leg stretchers” offer the ability to measure progress (lower body measurement only).
The ProFlex Stretch is built using commercial grade materials, and is manufactured by the World’s Leading Exercise Equipment Company. It also insures proper positioning (through the use of the “T” grip and boom) and provides both upper and lower body measurements. “These patented characteristics are offered exclusively by ProFlex Stretch”.
ProFlex vs. Reformers & Pilate Machines
Reformers and Pilate machines effectively provide increased strength through a full range of motion, however, they fail to provide efficient assistance for safe, static stretching. These types of machines predominately provide dynamic or ballistic stretching (bouncing), which when performed unsupervised can lead to injury. They are also very cumbersome and difficult to use.
The ProFlex Stretch was designed to stretch all major muscles and joints by providing a safe, static stretch. Static stretching involves holding each stretch verses bouncing or moving throughout the desired range of motion. Research shows that static stretching is the safest and most effective method for increasing flexibility.
ProFlex vs. Floor Stretching & Yoga
Floor stretching presents three major problems, which are seldom discussed for obvious reasons.
1. RELAXATION . . . The user is not secure in the desired position, therefore relaxation is very difficult, if not impossible.
2. PROPER TECHNIQUE . . . There is no guarantee that proper form is being used and in most cases, form is usually compromised due to inflexibility, lack of stretching knowledge or proper supervision.
3. MEASURE PROGRESS . . . Stretching on the floor does not provide a method for accurately measuring (upper and lower body) progress.
The Patented Technology in the ProFlex Stretch makes it the ONLY flexibility machine to provide the 3 critical elements for a successful stretching routine.