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Watch these introductory videos and learn how to get your clients the most out of their Axle experience.

setting up your axle

Join cofounder Andrew Page as he shows us how to assemble the Axle.

  1. Insert the middle bar into one of the side bars and twist clockwise until the pin rises up, then repeat on the other side; depending on your model, you may only have 2 bars
  2. Place the Axle vertical on the floor, align one wheel with the bar so that grooves of the inner wheel align with the bar, then slide it down
  3. Slide the locking mechanism on top and lock it over the wheel
  4. Repeat on the other side
  5. The foot straps attach by either velcro-ing or hooking them to the bar, depending on your model

the axle assessment

This doubles as a dynamic warmup and a movement assessment, wherein you will take your clients' joints through all the major ranges of motion, prepping the body for movement and promoting mobility. The assessment is as follows:

  • Wide Leg Hip Hinge Alternating Spinal Rotation (3 reps/side)
  • Alternating Lateral Lunge (3 reps/side)
  • Figure 4 Squat, 1st Side (3 reps)
  • Figure 4 Squat, 2nd Side (3 reps)
  • Alternating Flat Back Hip Hinge Single Leg Extensions (3 reps/side)
  • Frog Stretch (15 sec hold)
  • Overhead Chest Stretch (15 sec hold)
  • Overhead Squat (4 slow reps)
  • Atlas Alternating Reverse Lunge (3 reps/side)
  • Kneeling Rollout (3 reps)
  • Axle Plank (15 sec hold)
  • Standing Rollout (3 reps)

foundational exercises

These are the Axle "Foundational Five" exercises of Functional Human Movement. They are:

  • Lower Body Pull
    • Deadlift
    • Romanian deadlift
    • Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
  • Horizontal Pull
    • Barbell Row
  • Lower Body Push
    • Front Squat
    • Overhead Squat
  • Vertical Push
    • Overhead Press
  • Horizontal Push
    • Axle Push