Text: HSC – Health Sport Connection GmbH
A new training method gets you in the swing of things. Since 2011 many public health insurers have been subsidising reactive prevention courses, and since the end of 2014 the preventative courses of reactive walking, reactive fitness and reactive back have been ZPP-certified.
Reactive training, technically known as plyometric training, is one of the most effective types of training there is for sports. The principle is that the impulses are produced which cause a reflector pre-tension in the muscles surrounding the joint (joint protection). This means that not only the outer and inner joint stabilising muscles are trained, but also the connective tissues and tendons. Here the movement energy is used as additional training resistance.
Up until now this highly effective training was generally limited to top athletes, because it was generally done with the full body weight. However, with the development of the RAKTOR it can now be used by everyone, for gentle and effective training.
The RAKTOR has its therapeutic roots in post shoulder operation or injury treatment. Oscillating weights have been used in this area for decades.
Reactive Walking Course § 20
REACTIVE WALKING effectively trains and shapes the entire body It is perfect for everyone. It is simple to learn, gentle on the joints and offers an optimally adjustable training effect thanks to individual filling of the RAKTOR. The complete shoulder area, and the back and stomach muscles are all trained well. In particular the connective tissue on the upper arm is strengthened.
High calorie consumption
With REACTIVE WALKING the entire upper body muscles are exercised. This means that a lot more calories are consumed.
It’s what’s inside that counts.
The oscillating weight inside moves to and fro when your arms swing during walking or doing gymnastics exercises. Compared to standard dumbbells this not only makes them lighter in weight, but also improves the effect of the RAKTOR.
You have to follow the rhythm. The feedback comes with every swing of the arms, and can be clearly heard and felt at the reversal point.
Joint protection included
With this new, intelligent training item you use the natural joint protection reflex thanks to a delayed impulse.
Reactive Fitness Course §20
REACTIVE FITNESS GYMS are gymnastic exercises for deeper muscles, with a focus on the upper body and the torso. What’s special here is that not only individual muscles are trained, but rather three-dimensional complete chains of muscles. Hundreds of exercise varieties are possible, whether sitting, lying, standing or with varied steps
The complete shoulder area, and the back and stomach muscles are all trained well.
Versatility – the big plus
RAKTOR hand units can also be used for an extra workout. These can be walking or standing exercises. More than one hundred exercise variations are possible with the specially developed programme. This means that you can intensify the training, and ensures variety, whether outside or at home.
Reactive back course §20
A varied combination of functional, coordination and sensation exercises, alongside flexibility and stretching exercises, strengthen and relax the back muscles, and thus ensure enjoyment of movement in everyday life. The course is rounded off by using RAKTOR, the gymnastics ball Powerball ABS and a mat, and providing posture training, practical tips and information for back-friendly behaviour in everyday life.
Reactive training offers a welcome change from standard training, and can be used anywhere. It inspires the participants! It is also fun and effective!