"Athletes aren't made, they're coiled," says the tagline for a new training device, the UPROz Coil Resistance Trainer. Resistance bands are primarily used to increase strength and power [learn more about resistance band training]; but they also have value for improving balance, agility, speed and explosiveness. Some experts think that resistance training is the best way to develop fast twitch muscle fibers, as well as muscle memory.
The UPROz trainer's unique coiled design facilitates joint and muscle flexion, plus full extension of muscle fibers, without causing direct impact when engaging or disengaging in an exercise. The device permits a smoother transition into exertion and a steady increase of resistance, allowing athletes to attain their maximum level of performance with low risk of injury.
More product features, as excerpted from UPROz.com:
- Permits easily controlled and measurable resistance loading
- Allows safe resistance loading to connective and soft muscle tissue
- Increases an athlete's range of motion
- Increases core strength for both static and dynamic balance
- Decreases eccentric muscle damage [common in speed training]
- Eliminates shock loading and snap retraction associated with bungee systems
The UPROz Coil Resistance Trainer can be used for almost any sport and at all levels, from youth to professional, including UPROz's "Generation Next Athletes," such as freshly-drafted linebacker Dontay Moch of the Cincinnati Bengals.
The video above provide sample resistance training exercises that are easily UPROz-adaptable.
UPROz donates a percentage of their revenues to youth groups, sports programs and foundations throughout the country whose mission and values align with their own [and with STACK's, too!]: "to provide support, encouragement, and products that will help athletes/individuals at all levels, reach MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE."
Visit UPROz.com for more info.
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