Speed Enhancement Trainer
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The goal of the University of Jamestown Jimmie Speed Enhancement Program is simple: to increase athletic performance on the playing field by improving speed, acceleration, quickness, agility, strength, stamina, flexibility and power, aggressive injury prevention and the maximization of individual athletic potential.
This program is a systematic, year-round program that provides sport-specific training programs to meet the needs of today's athletes. Using the scientifically researched training protocols of the Athletic Republic program, athletes are led through a series of progressive training sessions designed specifically to develop explosive power, agility, strength, speed, quickness, endurance, and recovery rates.
Nearly 600,000 athletes in more than 160 licensed Athletic Republic facilities around the world have benefited from at least one Athletic Republic Training Program and have recorded significant results in power, strength, agility, quickness and other sports-related abilities.
- Average decrease of .20 seconds in the 40-yard sprint
- Up to 4 mph increase in throwing velocity
- Increase of 4 inches in the vertical jump
- 50% increase in heart rate recovery times
The development of these performance parameters is accomplished using training protocols such as:
Running: Running on the Super Treadmill (top speed of 28 mph, Incline of 40%), athletes can improve their sprinting speed, anaerobic endurance, sprint biomechanics, aerobic base for long distance running, body balance & awareness, body composition, and self-confidence. The major components associated with "moving faster"--stride length & stride frequency--can also be developed by adjusting the interval time, speed, and incline level of the Super Treadmill.
Plyometrics: Plyometric exercises are used to recruit the fast twitch muscle fibers necessary for moving faster in the musculature of the lower body. Plyometric exercises are also used to assist athletes to improve their explosive power, quickness, coordination, core stability, balance, and awareness of body position in space.
Ground based movements: Drills progress from basic balance and movement skills to more advanced running, sprinting, jumping and multi-directional skills.
Sport-specific strength training: POWER = SPEED x STRENGTH. Increasing speed and neglecting strength produces a low power output. Increasing strength but neglecting speed also produces a low power output. The key to developing explosive power necessary for success in sport is developing speed and strength.
Power cord training: Resistance chords are used to assist athletes improve the necessary musculature used in skills such as kicking, running, throwing, hitting, puck handling, blocking, and jumping.