Speed and Strength Training: Moving From Average To Great

Posted by Matt Roberts

Nov 6, 2012 11:04:00 AM

Remember the line in Bull Durham when Kevin Costner talks about the difference between batting .250 and .300? His character goes on to describe just getting one more hit a week is the difference between playing in the minor leagues or Yankee Stadium. He is right. In football they say, "it's a game of inches." In the hundred meter dash, it can be a difference of one-thousandth of a second. 

Kentucky athletic equipmentBasically the distance between being average and being great can be relatively small. That small difference has huge implications. Speed training is an essential key in moving from average to great. Here are a few products that really can help your athlete make big improvements.

The PowerMax Sled is a weighted sled that tethers to a belt on the athlete. The athlete can increase the resistance by adding up to 200 lbs. to the sled. This not only helps develop speed but also strength by providing lower body resistance. *Cost: $136 plus freight.

The Bullet Belt System works similarly to the sled, however, the resistance is created by a trainer or by another athlete. The biggest benefit from this piece of equipment is the ability to increase and improve acceleration mechanics and improving starting strength. It has an easy hook loop release that creates a contrast of resistance to free running. *Cost: $86.50 plus freight.

The Bullet Belt Speed Pulley is a two-person trainer. The runner is pulled by the trainer who can operate at half the speed of the athlete. It helps athletes learn mechanics of running at faster speeds and the trainer does not have to maintain the same pace. A safety release is built into the design of the pulley system and the belt is included. This is a must for speed training. *Cost: $144 plus freight.

Call Toadvine Enterprises today with your questions. Take your average athletes and make them great. It is the little things that can make the biggest difference.

*Price does not include tax (if applicable).

Topics: Speed training, PowerMax Sled, Bullet Belt System, Bullet Belt Speed Pulley, High school athletic equipment

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