Mar 1, 2016Get the SURGE
The purpose of any Training Regimen designed to increase performance is to build athletes. Athletes cannot be built by simply picking up heavy things or isolating muscles with specific lifts. Athletes need to be reactive and adaptive and become masters of controlling their body and position in space. Traditional weight training alone desperately lacks in these areas. Constant feedback regarding the athlete’s movements and positioning is an extremely effective way to achieve increased performance. A “living resistance” like shifting water creates this feedback loop without a coach having to hover over athletes constantly. The Surge is a great new tool designed specifically for this type of training. Using the Surge in performance training workouts provides two major benefits for developing athletes.
The Surge is a large tube full of water much like a slosh pipe that has been used in weight rooms for decades. We find this tool unique because of the dynamic load it provides. Instead of static weights, the water is always moving, therefore the athlete/lifter can never take a “break.” The water provides immediate feedback to the athletes on their movement. If they move too fast, shift or lose tension (core activation), the water will destabilize and force them to correct their movements.
In short, athletes are given direct feedback on their movements, teaching them how to maintain consistent movement patterns in an ever-changing and unpredictable environment, just like sports.
2.) ALL THE STRENGTH WITH HALF THE STRESS
The Surge challenges the muscles and creates tension in the joints with very little weight (15-35 total pounds). This drastically reduces the risk of weightroom-related injuries and keeps coaches out of a situation of adding excess load to poor movements. This benefit has massive positive implications for all levels and abilities of athletes. For professional or college-aged athletes, we can significantly reduce recovery time from training sessions and avoid overuse related injuries that many in this group fall victim to.
For young bodies still growing and developing, strength is far less important than movement literacy at this crucial point in their lives. With each new growth spurt, they must relearn how to move. If you’ve ever worked with kids, this is why someone can be a superstar one year then grow four inches and forget how to walk. Building great athletes at this stage is all about building good movers and teaching efficient movement mechanics. For example, when I coached high school football defensive linemen, we would always tell the kids “low man wins” coming off the line of scrimmage because the player who stood up would lose that battle. The kids that were able to master a basic body weight squat performed much better on the field than the kids who could squat heavy in the weight room but were not able to perform a clean body weight squat with a long spine.
Once again, the shifting water does not let them compensate around weaknesses and directly teaches athletes to create stability to master their own movements and position. This can also be done at tempo, which gives us direct application to on field/court performance.
The Surge is available at www.getthesurge.com Questions? Call 800-810-6528.