Speede helps build superior strength through scientifically-proven methods of isokinetic training, eccentric training, and high intensity training. Leveraging this breakthrough muscle science, we give athletes the most efficient and effective workouts they’ve ever had.
INCREASE STRENGTH AND MUSCLE MASS
Research supports the use of isokinetic training for improving strength and muscle mass. By regulating the speed of the movement, isokinetic machines—like Speede—automatically customize each workout to the needs of the user.
FEEL PERFECT RESISTANCE AT EACH MOMENT
Traditional workout equipment may deliver too much load when an individual moves through weaker points in their range of motion and not enough resistance at stronger points. Motorized resistance, like the resistance offered by Speede, is able to provide opposing resistance in direct proportion to the force the user is producing in each moment.
GET RESULTS FASTER
Because isokinetic training allows for maximal external resistance, it provides more specific training sessions and has been shown to produce results more quickly.
REBUILD MUSCLE TISSUE MORE QUICKLY
Research demonstrates that muscle tissue starts rebuilding itself faster after exercise-induced damage from eccentric activities as compared to other types of exercise. So even though the exercise-induced muscle damage has the potential to create some soreness, it rebuilds quickly and comes back stronger than before.
IMPROVE SPORTS PERFORMANCE
During training, the nervous system adapts and learns how to activate muscles in specific patterns and movements. Compared to other types of movements, eccentric contractions activate the nervous system earlier, producing adaptations to help the body perform coordinated movements and react faster to opponents.
Performing eccentric training has been shown to increase the length of the muscle fibers, which are the cells that make up muscle tissue. This means that eccentric exercises physically change the length of the muscle by causing the muscle fibers to grow.
LIFT HEAVIER WEIGHTS SAFELY
The maximum amount of force your muscle can produce during an eccentric contraction is estimated to be 20-50% higher than during other types of muscle contractions. This means that you are actually able to handle more weight using your muscles eccentrically vs. concentrically. Speede’s eccentric training allows you to lift heavier weights which provides a greater stimulus to your muscles to increase strength and muscle mass.
HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING
ENGAGE FAST-TWITCH MUSCLE FIBERS
Within the muscle, fast-twitch fibers deliver the strength needed for explosive movements, like those required for sports. But in training, when muscles are presented with resistance, the brain recruits slow-twitch, intermediate-twitch, and fast-twitch fibers sequentially. Fast-twitch fibers cannot be engaged until slow-twitch and intermediate-twitch fibers have been fatigued. Through high intensity training, Speede provides the appropriate load to ensure that slow-twitch and intermediate-twitch fibers are fatigued and cannot recover, engaging fast-twitch fibers effectively.
REACH MOMENTARY MUSCULAR FAILURE (MMF) MORE QUICKLY
To build muscle and create hypertrophy, the body must reach momentary muscular failure by being exposed to a stimulus that is beyond its current strength level. Research also shows that intensity is key to muscle growth, because more intense movements cause the body to produce more growth hormone. This ideal intensity is best described as the engagement of all muscle fiber types available, with resistance provided at an optimal recruitment and fatiguing speed. Speede delivers that ideal intensity to reach momentary muscle failure more quickly than other types of strength training.
TRAIN FOR SPEED MOST EFFECTIVELY
When training for speed, it is essential to include both very fast and very slow speeds in your training program. Research shows that strength training is best performed at a very slow speed, while skill conditioning should be performed at the speed of competition. There is no evidence that speed is gained by performing resistance exercises that bear a superficial resemblance to skills performed on the sports field. Speede offers the slow, high-intensity movements that have been shown to produce the largest strength gains, which can be combined in training with other skill conditioning.
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