Football has moved on significantly from the days of unsophisticated ‘run-til-you-drop’ training. A scientific approach is now commonplace through all leading football clubs across the globe – sweat has been replaced by science.
Optimising the conditioning of their footballers before, during and after the football season, while using the best equipment and monitoring techniques available, also helps these clubs prevent their playing staff from suffering injuries. The ultimate goal is to create, nurture and improve their club’s footballing talent.
It is no longer about punishing and repeated long-distance running. The introduction of cutting edge technology (such as GPS tracking devices, heart rate monitoring, and performance level analysis of every single footballer) and state-of-the-art training equipment provide a significant advantage over rival teams.
Trainers, managers and coaches now all know, at a glance, the intensity or training levels, or when there is a dip or anomaly in any individual’s efforts. This means that improvements can be spotted, changes to fitness programmes can be made to further enhance the performance of any player, problems can be pre-empted or identified before they impact on an individual, and tailored rest-and-recuperation schedules can be devised.
Therefore, the playing performance of an individual and, therefore, on the team itself can continuously be monitored, analysed and improved. The outcome directly leads to better and more consistent performance levels on the pitch, which can only mean one thing: winning trophies and competing for multiple competitions.
It’s not just about a club extracting the highest levels of performance from its playing staff either. The modern footballer is also very keen to understand more about his or her personal conditioning and wants to ensure that they are able to deliver when and where it matters – in games and on the football pitch. They want to know how they are performing physically, mentally and technically. They want to be the best they can be. They want to win. And they are embracing technological advances as much as the clubs are as they aim to succeed on the pitch while also having health and wellness as key goals.
Knowing all of this is one thing, but being able to do it all at the highest levels that elite football demands is another thing entirely! And this is what Technogym excels in and what Chelsea Football Club demands.
Technogym is aiming to help Chelsea F.C. cement its place at the top of the English Premier League with this latest latest elite sports partnership. As the Official Fitness Equipment Supplier for Chelsea F.C.’s first team, youth and development squads, and Ladies teams, Technogym’s marketing-leading fitness equipment will be installed throughout the English Premiership’s training ground in Cobham, Surrey.
Chelsea F.C.’s training ground will be equipped with Technogym’s state-of-the-art fitness and training equipment to help the club prepare its players – young and old, male and female – to the highest possible standards. Likewise, the players will be able to take advantage of a fully comprehensive gym that includes everything from cardiovascular, strength and explosive training equipment free weights, benches and accessories.
Technogym’s top-of-the-range fitness equipment line, ARTIS, is one such example. Considered the Future of Wellness, it has been developed over five years and offers the best in biomechanics, connectivity and sustainability. The award wining ARTIS line is the first ever fully integrated range of 30 cardio, strength and functional equipment that exemplifies seamless design, connected experiences, natural movement feelings as well as the ability to reduce, recycle and renew energy.
Leveraging the UNITY platform, Technogym’s next-generation cardiovascular user interface that features swipe-screen touch technology, Chelsea FC and its staff have the ideal combination of combining the best of technology, analysis, monitoring, training in-the-gym and also on-the-go, with unique, highly flexible and individually tailored training programming.
Chelsea Football Club’s gym will also include Technogym's Omnia-3 training rig for versatile functional training; Pure Strength range of plate-loaded equipment for high-level strength training; the Dual Adjustable Pulley cable machine for explosive upper body exercises; and the medically certified Selection Leg Press MED for rehabilitation and recovery; as well as other free weights, benches and accessories to create a fully comprehensive gym.
This partnership is a statement of intent from Chelsea F.C. in its mission to dominate the top footballing competitions in England as well as across Europe and the globe, while for Technogym it endorses its continuously growing reputation for excellence.