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ANACONDA

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“The rope that fights back!” Put away the heavy ropes, and bring out the Anaconda. Stroops® heavy resistance Anaconda® brings out the inner beast of you that is generally reserved for competition. Truly acting as a freak of nature, the Anaconda counters every movement of your body demanding muscle contractions throughout the entire body. Wrap your hands around one or two of these bad boys and go for a ride.
Traditional ropes only allow a single plane of force, with the incorporation of Slastix® throughout the entire length of the Anaconda athletes can now attack in three separate training planes. Involving the Anaconda to any level of training regimen is not only effective, fast & physically taxing it is also SAFE. In no other training movement, not even power cleans or other Olympic lifts can you replicate the incorporation of every major muscle group simultaneously WITHOUT having to lift a single lbs above your head. With resistances varying from 50 lbs – 150 lbs at a max stretch (each) individuals at all levels can train with the Anaconda.
Apart from being just a “battling rope”, the Anaconda is also a Resistance training piece for explosive sprints, rotational movements engaging the core, Lateral training for core stability, reverse walking for lower body strength, & endurance for cardio sprints.

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ANACONDA & BOA ACCESSORIES

         
4 Plex                                 Core Bar                           Rope

4 PLEX
Upper body strength training attachment for the Accelerator, Anaconda and other Slastix resistance bands. Great for forearm strength, grip strength, and core strengthening.
CORE BAR
4′ Padded bar w/ Swivel end clips. Perfect for rotational ercises and core training. Easily clips to any size & resistance Slastix resistance bands
ROPE
6 foot Marine Rope w/ 3″ diameter. Nylon material very easy on hands. Used as an attachment to the Anaconda & other Slastix based products.

THE TAKEDOWN

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Stroops® High Resistance Slastix® long time staple, the new shorter version of the Accelerator, the Takedown has a unique characteristic that allows the athlete to feel like he fighting against a very real opponent. The constant pressure the athlete must control when performing a movement has very close similarities to that of an opponent leaning or pushing against you without the physical wear on your body. The shortened length of this Slastix® provides an IMMEDIATE level of resistance, which is perfect for close combat sports. The Takedown is a great training tool for pinning up against the cage or on to the floor requiring your upper body to maintain constant pressure & weight on them or you become susceptible to easy escapes etc.
For Grapplers, the Takedown serves 2 primary purposes. Training from your back and training from a top position. From a stand up position it helps initiates a “lower-body-drive” throughout a takedown and maintaining that constant pressure. The biggest mistake Amateur wrestlers & weak MMA grapplers make on takedowns is they do NOT finish. After using the Takedown you will feel more explosive, stronger and have the confidence to keep the lower body moving when you fail to get depth in a takedown attempt.
As a grappler or Jujitsu artist, from your back it gives you the sensation that someone is pulling you toward them, so when “shrimping” you feel pressure as if someone was on you. You can also do it in reverse as if someone was pushing you down as you reverse shrimp. Also great for stand ups & conventional Wresting drills.
Lateral movement with the Takedown will rip your core to shreds. Working on a plane that we are similar to applying force in multiple directions training laterally from a push up position engages the core and muscles you cannot simulate any other way, especially when referring to movements necessary to pass guard, or to “T-out” when in the top position.

ACCELERATOR

Stroops® High Resistance Slastix® long time staple, the 10 foot Accelerator has a unique characteristic that allows the athlete to feel like he is being pushed up against. The constant pressure when it is stretched has very close similarities to that of an opponent leaning or pushing against you without the physical wear on your body. Great training tool for pinning up against the cage when anchored on the opposing top side of the cage as your upper body must maintain constant pressure or you become susceptible to easy escapes etc.
For Grapplers, the Accelerator serves 2 purposes. Training from your back and training from a top position. From a stand up position it helps initiates a lower body drive throughout a takedown and maintaining that constant pressure. The biggest mistake Amateur wrestlers & weak MMA grapplers make on takedowns is they do NOT finish. After using the accelerator you will feel more explosive, stronger and have the confidence to keep the lower body moving when you fail to get depth in a takedown attempt.
As a grappler or Jujitsu artist, from your back it gives you the sensation that someone is pulling you toward them, so when “shrimping” you feel pressure as if someone was on you. You can also do it in reverse as if someone was pushing you down as you reverse shrimp. Also great for stand ups & conventional Wresting drills.
The difference between a good grappler and a fantastic wrestler are really 2 big things. They have an ability to finish more quickly &/or think more quickly. Because the Accelerator stretches nearly 20 feet, it allows you to combine 2 or 3 forward pressing moves and link them together. Or just the simple fact that you will maintain your lower body drive throughout the exercise.

ALL LEGS

Escaping the bottom position or controlling your opponent from the bottom position as we all know if highly emphasized in grappling. The All legs Speed Builder is tremendous for training escapes in wrestling, and guard control for BJJ.
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The angle of resistance assists in developing foot speed getting your feet out from under you into a stand ups or hip separation for switches or other types of escapes. This product is not meant to be used on your feet as there is a small ring below the heel of the foot when the attachment is worn correctly.
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The All Legs Speed Builder is phenomenal directional resistance for fighting position and keeping the opponent from passing your guard. Supplementary FOOT CUFF are also available for barefoot training that do NOT have the ring beneath the foot.
This product is also very good for training lower body abdominal muscles, adductors & abductors, as well as hip flexors & hamstrings. With three points to attach the slastix® it is easy to train on multiple planes with resistance working both eccentric & concentric movements of the muscle.

DOUBLE GUN

More commonly known for striking the Double Gun is proving to be very successful in the grappling world as it relates to hand control and takedowns. The wrist straps fit comfortably around the wrist & thumb to provide resistance if/when you practice on your own, or in a team environment. The straps around the feet fit over or above the shoe around the ankle. Resistance levels increase the further from the anchor you get as to teach the athlete to FINISH the move.
When using the Double Gun in a takedown the athletes first step is resisted to give the sense of immediate depth into the opponent. Soon after the extension of the hands, and with the resistance pulling from behind it works as a self-correct tool training the arms & elbows to stay inside throughout the movement. Continuing do drive through the opponent, both legs are now under resistance until the athlete has completed the takedown.
In the sense of an escape, the Double gun is terrific for Stand ups. Clearing the hands, and getting the feet out from under the athlete seems to be easier for some over others. The sense of being restricted immediately engages the mind to move with quickness & power to avoid the opponent gaining control of his hands.
When using this product in “reverse” or with the resistance in front. Many wrestlers are using the Double Gun to fight head/hand control & provide resistance to a sprawl.
All in all the Double Gun is attached to the furthermost parts of the body to incorporate as many muscles as possible. Whenever the body is stretched, or has resistance from an outside object the greater the amount of force from the center of the body to create movement. Athletes using the Double gun in typical exercises for sport will feel the movement throughout the body, not just the hands or feet.

KNOCK OUT

Striking with the upper body to most seems to come with relative ease. However the true power in a strike and form is a trained skill when dominating sport. The Knock Out Punch by Stroops® is a tool used to develop the proper body mechanics & eliminate common errors in poor striking… even for the advanced striker.
When striking, there is a constant pull from behind requiring the use of abdominal muscles to contract. If the abdominals are not contracting with resistance the upper body is out of position as the athlete tends to lean forward putting stress on the shoulders & losing technical form. However, when striking this resistance is extremely important as the athlete gets a feeling of the strike generating through the ground. All muscles are incorporated as the strike finishes with a “snap”.
Striking however does not finish with the extension, but rather bringing the hands back inside for protection from a potential counter punch or to load up for an additional strike/combination.

PYTHON

The ultimate sparring and athletic development product for Mixed Martial Arts, the Python Striker has clearly made fighters much quicker, build endurance & sharper with their punches. Teaching the hands to stay high and extend from the chin, the Slastix resistance originates directly from the hips making punches more explosive and complete.
The Python Striker has given top fighters a euphoric experience. The ability to originate resistance from the core of your own body, allowing you to spar or engage in full contact has never been seen in any striking sport. Top sparring coaches like Shawn Tompkins use the Python Striker to train their fighters because it is so effective. With the ability to quickly clip the slastix on & off from the wrists & ankles, the Python Striker makes it simple for athletes to transition from resistance to live in seconds.
Stroops padded wrist straps with patent pending thumb straps fit comfortably over wraps &/or under gloves. The Custom loops make bare foot training for MMA fighters very comfortable as well. Last but not least, the belt of the Python Striker is fully padded with a Velcro attachment allowing a tight fit no matter your waist size. All-in-all the Python Striker is not only the most efficient way to train it also puts your body in proper position biomechanically for MMA.

EXPLOSIVE KICK

More commonly known for striking the Explosive Kick is proving to be very successful in the grappling world as it relates to sprawling & stand up exercises. Straps around the feet fit over or above the shoe around the ankle. Resistance levels increase the further from the anchor you get as to teach the athlete to FINISH the move.
When using the Explosive Kick in a takedown the athletes’ first step is resisted to give the sense of immediate depth into the opponent allowing the hands to soon follow. This lower body resistance incorporates lower abdominal muscles, hip flexors & quadriceps in the pursuit of taking down the opponent.
In the sense of an escape, The Explosive kick teaches the feel to escape from under the body into a sitting or standing position. The sense that someone is or may be reaching for the foot requires an immediate aggressive move to maintain or get control back. Your body’s movement again begins with the abdominal muscles and hips to extend and maximize the movement. Once the muscles have “felt” the movement our mind creates a synapse. The more we continue to perform these exercises the greater & faster this channel of information passes through our body into action.
When using this product in “reverse” or with the resistance in front. Many grapplers are using the Explosive Kick in a defensive position & provide resistance to a sprawl.

KNEE STRIKE

Engaging in battle often incurs close combat, where generating force in a small area is prime. The Knee Strike requires tremendous strength from the abdominal muscles, hip flexors & quadriceps to name a few to develop explosive strikes in a tight space. The Slastix® component of the Knee Strike provides immediate resistance to the body requiring the muscles to contract immediately and increase speed & force in a shorter range.
As athletes develop greater force within the center of their body, the power & speed that is produced in the extremities is also increased. Take for instance Lyoto Matchida’s crane kick to the chops of Randy Couture or Anderson Silva’s front kick to Vitor Belfort in early 2011.
The Knee Strike is also used in functional performance training to engage the abdominal muscles as well as the glutes, hamstrings & posterior muscle chain of the post leg in a strike. Athletes can also wear the Knee Strike in reverse providing resistance to heel kicks & mule kicks
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PERFECT STANCE

A solid stance in any sport is the first line of offense & defense. It is what we are taught our first day of training, and a staple that often goes unnoticed by amateur athletes & fighters. The Perfect Stance by Stroops® aids athletes to be more aware of their foot position while moving laterally & forward. Whether in boxing, wrestling or any other form of fighting a solid foundation & stance are an absolute necessary to achieve any level of success.
Common mistakes that are quickly overcome after using the Perfect stance are; brining the feet to close together & crossing the feet. The Perfect Stance creates instantaneous feedback that the feet are out of position when resistance is lost between the feet. This feedback creates a synapse in the brain and as this occurrence is repeated your body creates a memory pattern and you begin to adjust in your movement patterns.
Aside from a basic aid, the Perfect Stance also assists in creating power in a forward step for a punch, or depth in a takedown attempt. This lower body drive is often what separates how deep your hips get under your opponent in performing a takedown.
The Perfect Stance is like eyes for your brain on what is going on in your lower body while training your upper body. Your legs & feet will feel the stability, and your upper body will benefit of the power available to it with a perfect stance.