Stroops Slastix Explosive Kick Training System
The preferred lower-body striking tool of many of the best fighters in the world, the Explosive Kick delivers the most intensive lower-body workout possible. With the Explosive Kick’s resistance and assistance, fighters gain lower-body power and improved technique and balance. Designed to pull the athlete from the ankles, the Slastix bands provide instantaneous feedback. If the striker does NOT turn the hips a full 90 degrees, the abdominal muscles must work twice as hard to provide a less powerful kick than if they were to complete the turn.
As athletes practice front kicks, the Slastix triggers the lower abdominals to engage, and at the same time, pulls striker in a more backward-leaning position, which is ideal for extending the kick further forward.
How It Works: First fasten the ankle straps snugly around each ankle, with the D-ring in back. Next, attach both Slastix bands to the anchor (such as a fence or pole); then attach one Slastix band to each of the D-rings on the ankle straps. With the band extended, you are ready to practice kicks, takedowns, escapes and other lower-body movements. The resistance forces the hips to turn fully before extending the lower leg, which improves the fighter’s form and balance in the round.
(Note: It is recommended to wear a shirt while training).