Nov 2, 2015Training With Weighted Compression Gear
The world of sports and fitness is ultra-competitive. Athletes pursue every type of advantage to perform and feel their best. People try everything from advanced workout regimens to performance enhancing “supplements” to gain that competitive edge. Many harmful side effects emerge from some of these tactics, but there still a few products that promote the health of athletes while maximizing performance in a safe manner.
TITIN is revolutionizing the sports apparel industry with their flagship product the The three-part HyperGravity System contains an inner-shirt, which has 14 strategically placed pockets that hold fit-right, hydro-gel inserts throughout the upper body. They are held snugly to the torso and upper arms with a moisture-wicking compression shirt, the third part of the system. This gives eight pounds of added resistance designed to build the body and gain speed, strength, and endurance.
Along with the shirt system, TITIN has also launched the TITIN Force Shorts System, which uses the same three-part HyperGravity technology. The shorts focus on the hamstrings, glutes, and quadriceps, adding five pounds of weight on the muscles of the target areas. Meanwhile, the pockets on the inner-shirt/shorts give proper weight distribution to the entire body, as opposed to placing most of the weight on the joints.
“The placement of our weights ensures that the joints and the muscles are working together,” said Patrick Whaley, CEO/Founder of TITIN. “Because the joints are load-free, muscle fiber is built faster, which means that you see an immediate effect on your body when you remove the weighted system.”
Check out this video below to see how Justin Houston, Randy Gregory, and other NFL players are utilizing the TITIN HyperGravity System in their performance training:
The medical-grade gel inserts are the same density as muscle tissue making the body think it’s an internal rather than an external load. This allows for proper form and posture during strenuous workouts.
“I love my TITIN gear! I can perform every movement in any direction without limiting my range of motion. Other weight vests pack a lot of added weight in one area making me feel top heavy, so I like how the weight is evenly distributed in the TITIN shirt and shorts. I use my TITIN gear in the weight room for my workouts after practice. After my workouts, I always feel lighter and stronger. I never feel drained from my workouts, which is really important because I need to be sharp and fresh every day. I recently had to use my TITIN gear as a rehab tool for a torn MCL. Thanks to my work in the gym, I was able to shave a few weeks off my recovery timeline.”
– Mark Bloom
Right Back for Toronto FC, MLS
The outer moisture-wicking compression shirt not only works to hold the weighted gel inserts in place, but also promote blood circulation. The Compression shirt also contains anti-microbial technology, keeping it clean and free from unwanted microorganisms.
The hyper gravity training program does not decrease mobility. The design of TITIN Force allows for it to be worn during workouts that include running, jumping, lifting, throwing, or swinging with 100 percent natural movements.
Weight training has had proven benefits for athletes. However, prior products such as ankle weights and wrist weights put a lot of strain on the joints and ligaments; and usually hinder mobility and proper workout technique. TITIN Force works with the human body, putting the weight on the muscles, reducing stress on joints, while optimizing performance and function ability.
Using the body’s natural rebuilding process of creating muscle fibers when placed under additional weight, TITIN’s design isolates fast-twitch muscle fibers for increased fiber recruitment. The added weight resistance during workouts help strengthen muscles and tendons alike, enabling athletes to increase their calorie burn, vertical leap, and endurance, while pushing their speed to peak performance.
“Football is played with protective equipment that weighs X amount of weight (weigh your own equipment to get the actual weight). To get ultimate results and neuroadaptation, wear your cleats and a TITIN Weighted shirt during your football drill work. This maximizes your training time and has real value.”
– Garrett Giemont
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers
The TITIN Force is also a recovery system as much as it is a training system. The hydrogel weight inserts can be manipulated in multiple ways to give athletes added treatment. The gel can be heated up for therapy that surrounds the upper body. The gel can also be frozen to act as a mobile ice bath. These features help heal sore muscles and speed recovery time.
As quoted by Atlanta’s Dr. Jong W. Lee, DC, who specializes in sports injuries and athletic performance care:
“There are so many weighted vests out there but I believe TITIN is the only one that you can work WITH the weight, not AGAINST the weight. This is the true performance enhancing gear.” TITIN UP YOUR OWN WORKOUT, TODAY.