She was exhausted, suffered from arthritis, back pain and sore knees. Rheumatic Sidsel Skreddervolden (74) had tried everything to get more energy – but it was when she introduced Redcord suspension training that she found new strength.
- It was very painful. I had move very carefully all the time. Besides, I was so horribly tired, says Sidsel Skreddervolden to the Norwegian newspaper Agderposten.
Together with a small group from IL Flosta Senior Group she exercises every Monday at the group sessions with Redcord in Kilsund in Arendal. After six years with Redcord training, she feel better than when she started.
- I got more energy, my back was considerably better. I became stronger and the blood circulation is much better. The grout effort has been impeccable. I'm very happy to be part of this, she says.
Redcord suspension training is currently used by physical therapists, fitness centers and home training. The top athletes are using Redcord as well, as part of their training program. Manual therapist Hilde Fuller at Olympiatoppen explains that slings are often used for rehabilitation of top atheletes.
- The slings are easy to adjust and very user friendly. It uses large parts of the body, rather than isolating individual muscles. Using slings in the training are working the muscles challenged in a different way than the usual strength training. Instability provides challenges and additional stimulus, if the purpose of training is more muscular control, Says Fuller.