Redcord suspension training is the most innovative form of attacking a specific target area for physical therapy or training purposes. More commonly referred to as NEURAC, neuromuscular activation, the suspension slings and system capabilities allow trainers to encourage movement without pain while helping to build a stronger core.
Personal training, physical therapy and rehabilitation from a sports injury are all functions of the Redcord system. Another closely related suspension-style form of exercise is known as Total Body Resistance Exercise or TRX
, but it doesn’t portray the same functionality as the Redcord unit.
Developed out of necessity, TRX was a Navy Seal invention to keep colleagues in top shape regardless of where they found themselves. The Redcord system was developed through scientific research and patented equipment ensuring its’ application to be effective, useful for everyone and safe.
Following are three key differences between the TRX style of training and Redcord that display the latter as a step above.
Both Redcord and TRX are developed using the subject's own body weight in order to construct the resistance surrounding a particular exercise or move. However, TRX relies on a single-point suspension where Redcord’s multi-point system offers more flexibility.
The multi-point system allows for use from all patrons and directly correlates the body’s relationship with gravity ensuring optimum resistance. Further, specific points of the subject can be supported providing a target rich environment for specificity of muscle training.
Exercising at the angle created by the TRX system limits the functionality of both the subject and exercises capable of being performed. For techniques requiring use of an individual's body weight as resistance, being dependent on the ground for support restricts the results of the related moves.
Full Gravity Effect
Not only does the Redcord system provide full offsetting of the weight providing optimum benefits, the systems’ capabilities allow for pain free exercise. By supporting the non-targeted or unused areas with bungees a more specific focus can be placed on the desired results.
Complete removal of the body weight is not attainable with the TRX unit that targets exercise on the physical level only. NEURAC occurs only when the muscles specifically targeted can be engaged via the supporting bungees offered in the Redcord system.
While enabling core muscles to be used in a safe and appropriate way the TRX system requires those stabilizers to engage immediately and be pre-existing prior to performing a movement.
A Fit for “Every Body”
Finally, the most significant difference when comparing Redcord vs TRX suspension exercises
is the development of the system with all individuals in mind. Due to the inherent level of fitness already required prior to performing TRX movements, Redcord is the only suspension training offered to any age group, body type or level of strength to both effectively and safely complete the necessary exercises.
can assist you by offering Redcord suspension systems for therapy and training services inside every office. With two locations to better serve you, ActivCore is located within the Cherry Creek Wellness Center and Cherry Creek Athletic Club in Denver. Come in today or call 303-395-2931 to schedule an appointment.