The PROSIX increases strength through isometric and concentric exercise produced by the horse’s movement with the gentle resistance of the elastic. The PROSIX does not restrict movement; it allows for full range of motion. The elasticity adapts to variable speed of movement from standing to a full gallop. As the range of motion increases, progressive resistance is applied because as the amount of stretch increases, so does the tension. Muscle fiber is activated at all times, to increase muscle strength and muscle size, and decrease body fat.
Elastic resistance is an alternative way to strengthen, tone and condition the muscles of the horse. The manner in which the elastic is wrapped around the horse’s body creates a preferred level of isometric and concentric pressure against the body resulting in low impact muscular contraction exercises. The key effect of the elastic resistance training is demonstrated increase in overall strength.
The PROSIX also targets building core strength in your horse. The abdominal strap is positioned to encourage those muscles of the horse’s belly to lift. The same effect when one runs a thumb underneath the horse’s belly which results in the lift of the back, or the dual scratching on either side of the upper portion of the tail to see the hind quarters tuck and effectively round the back. The lift however is being encouraged by the PROSIX at all times, including while in movement. A horse requires optimum core strength to perform most the activities we ask of them.
PROSIX…..Build a better horse!