The DARD (Dynamic Axial Resistance Device) from SPRI, Libertyville, Ill, is a device designed to develop ankle and lower leg strength, stability, and stamina. The DARD accommodates all 1-inch diameter weight plates and resistance can be varied in small increments by changing the size of the plates commonly used for weight training with the adaptor. Moving the weight disc toward or away from the feet in any of 5 pre-set levels also increases or decreases resistance. The DARD now includes the Olympic weight plate adapter kit. This device can be a valuable tool for overcoming lower leg muscular imbalances contributing to shin splints.

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Source: SPRI