Frequently Asked Questions

Problem: The FLEXI-BAR® will not oscillate.

Cause: Either no impulse is being produced, or the torso is not being held tight enough.
Solution: Tense body core, use more force with the arm to generate a stronger pulse.

Problem: FLEXI-BAR® rotates and will not oscillate on a level plane.

Cause: Wrists and/or elbows are not forming a line between hand and shoulder.
Solution: Swing the FLEXI-BAR® in front of a mirror, parallel to the floor. Keep wrists set in neutral position.

Problem: Arms cramp up after a short period of time.

Cause: Too tight a grip.
Solution: Release pinkie finger from bar; opt for two handed exercises.

Problem: The FLEXI-BAR® starts to make noise during swinging.

Cause: Amplitude too large.
Solution: Swing more softly and try to get the most out of each movement.

Problem: FLEXI-BAR® does not oscillate enough.

Cause: Not enough push-pull force is being exerted on the bar.
Solution: Use more force in swinging motion; develop more core strength.

Problem: Shoulders and neck are strained.

Cause: Shoulders and shoulder blades are being pulled upwards.
Solution: Hold shoulders down and press shoulder blades together and back.

Problem: Is it better to train with two FLEXI-BAR®s at the same time?

Cause: The vibrations caused by two FLEXI-BAR®s being used simultaneously will cause sensory overload and the muscles and reflexes are not able to counter balance them successfully resulting in muscles not experiencing the positive effects of vibration training.
Solution: Train with one Flexi-Bar and follow instructional guidelines provided by FLEXI-SPORTS or your qualified instructor.