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  1. 1. <ul><li>By Brent Wesolek, MS, CSCS, USA Triathlon level 1 Coach </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Menomonie HS grad </li></ul><ul><li>Masters - UW-La Crosse Human Performance 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>12 years operating Acceleration programs </li></ul><ul><li>Compete in Nordic skiing, triathlon, cycling, and running. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Developed by John Frappier in 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Training technology adopted from former Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Over 180 facilities world wide </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Athletic Republic </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Strength Training </li></ul><ul><li>Plyometrics (jump training) </li></ul><ul><li>Treadmill running </li></ul><ul><li>Sport specific training and cord technology </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Strength Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of single/double leg strength </li></ul><ul><li>Strength program </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Develops agility and coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Develops and teaches how to use the stretch reflex mechanism. </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses proper jump mechanics that can minimize injury. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Functional stride length x stride frequency = Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Sprint mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Anaerobic conditioning </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Sports Motion Software </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Nigg, and colleagues (1995) investigated studies that involved TM running vs. over-ground running </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: If the TM is large, rigid, and has a powerful motor (>2hp), there is no difference between TM and over-ground running. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Kram et al. (1998) investigated vertical and horizontal forces between TM running and over-ground running. </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: The force patterns from the TM and over-ground running overlay each other or are similar. Therefore, the only difference is lack of air resistance and visual stimulus. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Swanson et al. (2003) showed that running on the super treadmill at 30% grade at 10mph elicited 2 to 3 times the more muscle activity of the quads, glutes, and calves than running at the same SF at a level elevation. </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>2 programs </li></ul><ul><li>- 5 week (12 sessions half level) </li></ul><ul><li>- 10 week (22 sessions –full level) </li></ul><ul><li>Program includes </li></ul><ul><li>- pre/post assessment strength, flexibility & performance (pro agility, VJ & SLJ) </li></ul><ul><li>- 12 TM & 8 plyo sessions </li></ul><ul><li>- 10 weeks use of strength facility and program </li></ul><ul><li>Completed 2-3 sessions per week during off-season and 1-2 during in the in-season if appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Levels can be performed back to back. </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Call (608) 743-2757 to schedule a tour or trial session </li></ul>