The Force Treadmill is the ultimate tool for developing explosive acceleration via resistance running. 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 a magnetic braking system (0-150lb.) that turns the athlete/user into the “force” which drives the belt. The Force Treadmill 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 Treadmill 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.
High-Speed Incline Treadmill
This specialized treadmill provides a speed range from 0-18 miles per hour and is designed to improve their speed while reducing force at the knee upon foot strike. By elevating the grade runners are capable at 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 sprints under ideal conditions to improve sprint speed.
The Vertimax is one of the elite pieces equipment used to develop lower body power. 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 athlete’s 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.
Every athlete that signs up for our program will receive a personalized strength training routine written by our certified trainers. After the evaluation we create an appropriate strength training workout based on the athlete’s age, sport, gender, time of year, and other specific needs based on injury history. 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.
We have all heard the stigma or myth that lifting weights stunts growth and has negative effects on adolescents. Fortunately, as science has advanced, we now know that this is not true. Youth athletes should be involved in some type of program that is supervised and teaching proper technique before any real weights are placed in their hands. Lifting weights will help introduce their nervous system to these demands and start to develop good movement patterns so that when they are of age they know how to lift properly to keep them safe. With our younger athletes (8-12) we put them in a learn to lift program where they learn proper form on exercises that are body weight. Squats, push-ups, planks, single leg balance, pull-ups, and even jumping can all help the growing athlete!
We’re constantly teaching our athletes how to apply their sport specific training to the field because as we know their training can’t be practiced here alone, it also must be taken to the fields and courts. 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.
We are also fortunate enough to have access to the hardwood below to get our basketball and volleyball players some on court training so they can see exactly how their training will help them.
Rogers 4-Way Neck
The smoothest, most durable, and comfortable plate loaded 4-way neck machine. The Rogers 4-way can train the neck in 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 improve neck strength and reduce the risk of concussions.
Sleds and other equipment
Sleds, Bands, and Medicine Balls Oh My! Sled training is a great tool for conditioning an athlete’s lower body to improve strength and power. The main use of our sleds is to improve acceleration mechanics for their first 5-15 yards of drive. Research has shown that when weighted some of the top athletes in the world have improved sprint times.
Sleds no doubt can be tough, so they also make for a great finisher at the end of a great training session! We use several pieces of equipment to help teach agility mechanics and improve quickness. On our turf and plyo area we’re able to use hurdles, medicine balls, cones, bands, and ladders to effectively teach proper mechanics.