We sat down with our Director of Education, Kevin Hendry, to get his perspective on the Axle’s mind blowing amazing-ness. Read on for his pointers on integrating the RAD Axle into training sessions and how to get started with the tool.
Q: What does the RAD Axle have that other foam rollers don’t?
Kevin: Unlike the clunky foam rollers it looks sharp and professional, and the compact size means you can pack it with you when you go to work, the gym, or on a flight.
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Q: Which areas of the body does the Axle target?
Kevin: It is perfectly suited for the prime movers such as the calves, quads, adductors, glutes, spinal erectors, lats, and triceps
Q: What's the first thing I should do with the Axle when I get it?
Kevin: Lay on your back with the Axle just below the shoulder blades perpendicular to your spine. Take a few deep, slow breaths and then wrap yourself over the tool in spinal extension. Don't be surprised if you hear and feel a few subtle cracks and give yourself a pat on the back for freeing up the ribs where they meet the vertebrae and restoring the optimal positioning of the spine.
Q: Will it be worked into the RAD Education programming?
Kevin: Yes - this tool is a welcomed addition to our existing lineup of tools and techniques. Athletes and larger individuals will love the size and firmness. It is ideal for all 3 of the RAD release techniques but it's particularly suited to flushing.
Q: How can I incorporate it into client training sessions?
Kevin: Use it in the pre-workout warm-up to mobilize any regions of the body that have limited range of motion, after a training session to help speed up recovery, or for 10 minutes every night before bed. We floss and brush our teeth on a daily basis but many people neglect the health and mobility of their joints and soft tissues. Make SMR with the Axle a part of your daily routine!