This specialized treadmill provides a speed range from 0-18 miles per hour and is improve their speed while reducing force at the knee upon foot strike. By elevating the grade, runners are capable of an incline up to 25 percent. Raised and lowered hydraulically, these unique treadmills are designed to help athletes automatically learn to maintain forceful knee drive, proper pelvic position, high foot carry-through and full extension with every stride. Its subsurface was designed from interchangeable polymers to provide additional shock absorption. The treadmill also has a specially-designed spotting mechanism and handlebar for backward running. The attributes of incline running, combined with the safety of increased shock absorption, provide the opportunity for repeated exercises under ideal conditions to improve stride length.
The Force is the ultimate tool for developing speed and power via resistance training. The Sport Loading Platform provides coaches and trainers with a controlled atmosphere from which to develop lower extremity output, increase stride length and increase overall explosiveness with measurable results for their athletes.
Based on Woodway’s patented slat and ball bearing design, the Force does not have a drive motor, but actually a magnetic braking system (0-150lb.) that turns the athlete/user into the “force” which drives the belt. The Force works by tethering the athlete to the rear of the treadmill and having them actually spin the belt as they run: adding resistance increases the force that the athlete must generate to run.
The biggest advantage of the Force is the ability to produce measurable results. Using the Force software, users have access to a range of data from the very simple speed, power,time, heart rate, and distance to utilizing computer software that measures, compares and saves horizontal and vertical forces and displays them in graph form for gait analysis and overall athletic system development.
The Vertimax is the safest and most effective way to work on lower body power development. Athletes wear a belt where cords are attached to provide resistance while an athlete is training. The resistance can be adjusted to account for different athletes abilities. Athletes will perform exercises directly on the vertimax in the vertical plane and off the vertimax while still being attached horizontally as well. This is the perfect training tool to help those athletes who need to jump higher or put more force into the ground to change direction.
We’re constantly teaching our athletes how to apply their training to their sport related movements. Total performance has a 1,500 square foot padded turf section that allows us to efficiently bridge the gap between training and sport performance. This area is also designated for the athletes to warm-up in.
Every athlete that signs up for our program will be doing a personalized strength training routine written by our certified coaches. After the evaluation we create an appropriate strength training workout based on the athlete’s age, sport, and needs. All workouts will include any functional exercises the athletes need to increase his/her performance, lower body power exercises, upper body strength exercises, and core work. Athletes between the ages of 8-12 will still do a strength training routine but it will be mostly body weight exercises. The strength training designed for young athletes will have no negative effects on growth, bones or their joints.
Rogers 4-way Neck
The smoothest, most durable and comfortable plate loaded 4-way neck machine. Train the neck four different directions to target the flexors, lateral flexors, and extensors muscles. Muscles of the neck absorb shock when struck, therefore, stronger necks reduce head acceleration and displacement. This is a great piece of equipment for football, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, MMA, wrestling and rugby athletes to help them strengthen their neck. These athletes need to strengthen their necks to help reduce the sub concussive forces.
Sled training is a great tool for conditioning an athlete’s lower body which is one of the ways we utilize our sleds. The athletes will either be pushing, pulling or back pedaling with the sled for conditioning purposes. We also utilize the sleds for teaching acceleration mechanics.
We use several pieces of equipment to help teach agility and quickness. In our turf and plyo area we’re able to use hurdles, cones, painted lines, bands and ladders to effectively teach proper mechanics.