At NZ Manufacturing, we’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to use our resistance cord product line in various athletic and rehabilitation areas.
Recently we’ve heard from some of our customers about how they’re using our TurfCordz® Safety Cord Speed Belt and Super Bungie kit with overspeed training. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to the concept of overspeed training itself and show you how our NZ Manufacturing products are beneficial to these types of exercises.
What is Overspeed Training?
Most athletes and trainers agree that there are two primary ways to reach your optimal skill level. Those are either competing with other athletes of equal or superior skill, or for coaches and trainers to create an environment where even in the absence of competition, performance gains can be achieved.
When it comes to any type of training, the following skills are most important: agility, speed, strength, endurance and flexibility. Of these five qualities, speed and agility are likely the most important. Historically trainers have attempted to match the intensity of game level competition, which can be difficult and not always effective.
Enter overspeed training.
Overspeed training involves moving the body at speeds that are higher than those that would occur in the competitive environment.
Resistance Cords and Overspeed Training
Resistance cords are commonly used in overspeed training because the resistance cords are able to:
- Comfortably stretch to double their length
- Our Safety Cord Speed Belt allows trainers the ability to perform agility drills with athletes
- The elasticity of the resistance cords as well as the different resistance levels allows athletes to gradually increase their overspeed effort
Athletes are seeing significant speed increases by using resistance cords and bungies, but this is not the only improvement. In addition to the improvement of speed, resistance cords coupled with overspeed training allows for athletes to be trained to make quicker changes of direction. This type of training is incredibly beneficial for ball game sports where change of direction and agility is extremely important.
With overspeed training and resistance cords, athletes can expect to improve their ability to change directions at the highest possible speed in the shortest amount of time. This type of training is what separates good athletes from great athletes.
NZ Manufacturing Offers a Wide Array of Products Used for Overspeed Training
Improving agility through overspeed training is one of the best ways to bridge the gaps between all aspects of conditioning including strength, speed, endurance and flexibility. With proper training, someone who may not be the strongest or fastest athlete on the field can compete with those who may have been more gifted in terms of their natural abilities. As is the case with most things in life, those who are willing to put in the hard work often see greater dividends than those who may have more natural abilities but refuse to devote the necessary time to truly taking their skill level up a notch
If you’re interested in learning more about the resistance cord products offered by NZ Manufacturing that can assist with overspeed training, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today by phone at 800-886-6621 or through our online contact form.