ROMWOD – Optimize your Range of Motion

As an active person who often goes to the gym, hikes, runs etcetera, I know how hard it can be to get time to work on your movement and flexibility. I have always been interested of yoga and my body is used to stretch for a few hours every week. All though I am well aware of the difficulties to make time for the stretching and flexibility exercises that are necessary when you work out a lot. I recently found out about a great solution for this – ROMWOD.

The positions are varied every day & you are staying in the same position for 1-5 minutes.
The positions are varied every day & you are staying in the same position for 1-5 minutes – here in a seated forward fold.

ROMWOD & why it is good for you

Romwod is a form of universal stretching that aims to increase flexibility and movement to the user – formed to fit all athletes regardless their athletic background (running, cross fit, gymnastics, gym, etcetera). Even I, who are used to yoga and the flexibility it provides, am already a big fan – not only cause it stretches my body, but also thanks to the short amount of time you have to invest.

Romwod stands for ”Range of Motion Workout of the Day”. As a subscriber to the website you are provided by daily programs and videos that are designed to increase your range of motion, optimize your athletic performance and promote not only flexibility – but also – recovery, healing, and longevity.

ROMWOD & why it is different from yoga

During this session I was in a pigeon position for 4 minutes on each side - an extremely powerful pose.
During this session I was in a pigeon position for 4 minutes on each side – an extremely powerful pose.

Romwod is not comparable to a yoga class. I see Romwod as an addition to you daily training regardless of the type of training you have been doing. One of the most important differences for many people is that yoga usually require you to invest at least 60-90 minutes of your day. Romwod’s daily sessions are 15-20 minutes, with one exception – the weekly “warrior session” on Thursdays that requires around 45 minutes of your time.

As some of you know – I am on vacation in Alcossebre at the moment (more about Alcossebre soon) and I have been hiking, swimming, weight lifting, done yoga for a week. Every afternoon I have managed to invest circa 15 minutes to Romwod – and I can feel results after a week.

The most important difference from yoga is Romwod’s focus on maintaining strength while increasing flexibility. The founders themselves say ”ROMWOD does not train you to be more flexible. It trains your joints to open and it strengthens your joints at the same time.” and I think it sums it up pretty well.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

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