A full-body workout

ViPR is a new way to work out and brings with it an evolution of free weights with strength

The most contemporary fitness equipment is ViPR. ViPR fosters Whole Body Integration (WBI) workout. It considers the whole body as one muscle, since the whole body is covered by one fascia (band of fibrous tissue). There exists an old adage: “We are stronger as a whole than the sum of our parts” and that holds true for ViPR workout.

WBI means that, for every action and movement performed, you are using your entire body to effectively create motion. This is consistent to the fundamental design of the human body. Treating and training movements using the whole body is more effective and loading these movements will create accelerated adaptations. ViPR allows movement to be loaded, thus ensuring a positive transfer into life!

ViPR was created from a need to evolve training tools, foster purposeful motion and blend strength training with functional training and movement. Movement is fundamental and what make up for effective movement is a blend of lifting, shifting and twisting.

ViPR is acronym for Vitality, Performance and Reconditioning. Vitality stands for a renewed sense of energy and movement possibility, purposeful and strong. Performance: Performing at the highest level possible with plenty to spare. Re-conditioning means regaining the power to move effectively and efficiently once more.

ViPR workouts should be based on GMP (Global Movement Patterns) like:

  • Level change (squatting, lunging, bending)
  • Locomotion (walking, jogging, running, skipping, shuffling, hopping and jumping)
  • Stationary force (pushing, pulling and rotating)
  • Combination of above movements. One can hold ViPR in more than 45 ways. There are more than 3,000 workout variations which caters to all the fitness requirement of a beginner, intermediate or an advance fitness enthusiast.

ViPr Indoor Flipping: Place the ViPR horizontally on the ground. Squat down and grip the inner tube of one end of the ViPR. Pick it up, flip it over and plant it on the other side. Now grab the inner tube of the other end of the ViPR and repeat this motion left to right and right to left depending on the space available around you.

Step thread the needle: Use the two handed grips on the ViPR and and start with a neutral position. Step to one side into a lunge (out turn lunge) and plant the foot firmly down while driving the ViPR down in between the legs. Now step back to neutral and turn the ViPR in the opposite direction, while keeping the arms outstretched. Repeat the motion rhythmically on the other side.

Lateral Shuffle with ViPr Tilt: Keep one end of the VipR grounded to start with. Proceed to a quick lateral (sidways) shuffle of the legs till the ViPR tilts. Now take the outside leg once you achieve maximum ViPr tilt. Shuffle back to the start position and repeat on the other side. Make sure one end of the ViPR stays in the same position, while the other end tilts along with the shuffle.

Ice Skaters: With the ViPR in front of the hips, step laterally (sideways) and make sure your whole foot is grounded. With the opposite hand tilt the ViPR, till it is at almost at 90 degrees to the ground. Now spring back to the start position and repeat on the opposite side.

Cylinder lift: Begin this exercise by gripping the inner tube at the top of the ViPR and proceed with two pulses in the form of squats along with a shift in the grip to the centre of the ViPR on the first pulse in a quick motion and almost at the bottom of the ViPR in the second pulse. Now come back to neutral and begin again.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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