Be prepared with the right equipment and achieve the greatest benefits in injury prevention and sports performance!
At ACL Strong, we strive to minimize equipment requirements to keep our courses ultra convenient and accessible. Knowing that many participants prefer to use equipment, our courses and trainings have options.
Equipment is listed below with links to order…
Resistance Mini Band (loop)
These bands are used in each training session to apply resistance for warming-up and enhanced strengthening. Participants will learn valuable strategies for using the mini bands long-term for muscle activation and strengthening.
Resistance Mini Band$5.00
RECOMMENDED (Choose one):
An unstable surface, such as the BOSU Balance Trainer, will increase the intensity of the exercises, challenge your stabilizing muscles, and help you achieve better results. If you have athletes in the house, or you value an active lifestyle, I recommend one of the options below for lifetime benefit. You don’t need a balance trainer to BEGIN the ACL Strong program, but consider getting one during the course.
Balance Trainer (i.e. BOSU Balance Trainer)
We love the dynamic stabilization and versatility of the BOSU Balance Trainer, so we utilize it in some of the exercises. While you are not required to have this item for the ACL Strong program, we recommend it to enhance your experience. Alternatives include a Dyna Disc and Foam Pad, as shown here. You can also grab a pillow to stand on!
OPTIONAL (NOT required):
Bonus Instructions will be included throughout courses to utilize the following items for improving mobility and flexibility. Again, these are NOT required. If you have access to them, you may use them, but most people do NOT have all of these items.
In Week THREE, you will be instructed in proper use of the foam roller for soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, warm-up, and reducing muscle soreness in the legs.
Throughout the course, you will learn how to use a stretching strap for improving flexibility in various muscles through the body. This strap travels easily and makes stretching more convenient and easy to do.
The resistance band cables or ropes are valuable (and may be required) in Ski Patrol STRONG, NEXT LEVEL, Ankle Strength Add-Ons, and the Shoulder Course
An option to the foam roller for self myofascial techniques and soft tissue management. For those who travel often or like to keep a roller in their workout bag, the massage stick is a nice option.