People often describe the movement of great athletes as smooth, fluid and effortless. What they are actually observing is the athletic foundation at work. The athletic foundation is comprised of a wide base of support for reaction and ball striking, maintaining balance on the balls of the feet in movement, lowering the center of gravity by bending the knees and strong upright back posture. All these qualities come together as a strong, balanced and powerful unit reinforced when specific muscle groups are activated and intensified. If a person’s standing height is 6 feet, they will perform at an “athletic height” as low as 5’0 to 5’6”. The A.P. Belt trains your athletic foundation qualities to maintain a consistent athletic height in your movement, giving you the smooth, fluid and effortless look of the pros. The athletic foundation is an essential building block to success in every movement-based sport.
How does A.P. Belt training develop the athletic foundation qualities?
Through patented resistance bio-feedback technology, A.P. Belt training helps aspiring athletes discover the power of their athletic foundation and develop these qualities into habit. With the cord properly adjusted to the athlete’s height, the goal is to not experience any tugs of resistance as you practice and train. You’ll feel a tug of resistance the moment you deviate from optimal technique, reminding you to adjust your technique. Over-striding in movement and launching upward in stroke production are common issues, which trigger tugs of resistance from the belt. This process of real time feedback alerts the athletes to refine and correct their technique as they practice. A.P. Belt training delivers greater power, control, quickness and stamina to your performance. By encouraging you to spend more time in the ideal zone of productivity as you train, you’ll quickly develop the most efficient techniques into habit.
How will A.P. Belt training improve my quickness and speed?
To optimize quickness and speed in movement-based sports, you must learn to manage your upper body momentum. On reaction, your first move should be to position your upper body in the direction of movement. In addition, limiting your stride lengths to maintain upper body momentum as you move. Athletes who are very quick rely on shorter, more powerful strides with more strides in a given distance. It is quite common for taller players to feel it’s to their advantage to extend their stride lengths in order to cover more ground with every stride. However, that results in slower acceleration as over-striding shuts down their upper body momentum. A.P. Belt training works to resist the tendency to over-stride and is the most effective method for developing proper stride length and maintaining upper body momentum in your movement.
Teaches players how to discover the strength and power of their athletic foundation qualities. Our patented resistance-feedback technology accelerates habit development by rewarding knee bend and playing with a lower center of gravity during training. Dramatically improves quickness, agility and power while delivering that smooth and fluid look of the pros!
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