Stroops Slastix Double Gun Training System
More commonly known for striking the Double Gun is proving to be very successful in the grappling world as it relates to hand control and takedowns. The wrist straps fit comfortably around the wrist & thumb to provide resistance if/when you practice on your own, or in a team environment. The straps around the feet fit over or above the shoe around the ankle. Resistance levels increase the further from the anchor you get as to teach the athlete to FINISH the move.
When using the Double Gun in a takedown the athletes first step is resisted to give the sense of immediate depth into the opponent. Soon after the extension of the hands, and with the resistance pulling from behind it works as a self-correct tool training the arms & elbows to stay inside throughout the movement. Continuing do drive through the opponent, both legs are now under resistance until the athlete has completed the takedown.
In the sense of an escape, the Double gun is terrific for Stand ups. Clearing the hands, and getting the feet out from under the athlete seems to be easier for some over others. The sense of being restricted immediately engages the mind to move with quickness & power to avoid the opponent gaining control of his hands.
When using this product in “reverse” or with the resistance in front. Many wrestlers are using the Double Gun to fight head/hand control & provide resistance to a sprawl.
All in all the Double Gun is attached to the furthermost parts of the body to incorporate as many muscles as possible. Whenever the body is stretched, or has resistance from an outside object the greater the amount of force from the center of the body to create movement. Athletes using the Double gun in typical exercises for sport will feel the movement throughout the body, not just the hands or feet.