TRAINER TIP TUESDAY!!! How to use the stroops properly, specifically in a row. However, you can use these tips in various movement patterns that we perform in our Basecamp workouts too.
1. Choose the proper weight. Make sure you listen to your instructor during the pre-class announcement for light, medium, and heavy handle colors. If you miss it, just ask! That is what the trainers are there for.
2. Make sure that as you release the stroop that you are not allowing it to pull you towards the point of connection. You want to keep your body engaged and in control of the movement. You are always in control of the weight. For a row make sure you are in an athletic stance (soft bend in the knees, hips on top of pelvis, relaxed shoulders, and make sure to breath)
3. Make sure that there is no sag between you and the point of connection. You should have full tension on the band so as it travels further from the point of connection the resistance of the band increases. This will allow you to get the most out of the movement.
Remember when in doubt ask your friendly Basecamp trainer. We are here to help guide you on your fitness journey. We want to make sure you are choosing a challenging weight and performing the movements correctly. This is the best way to see those Basecamp results, and showing up. :)