First Non-Motorized Product Combining Power, Speed, Stamina and Agility Training
Technogym the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment and solutions today announced the launch of SKILLMILL, the first non-motorized product that combines Power, Speed, Stamina and Agility training. SKILLMILL is the ideal training solution for sports professionals and ‘every day’ athletes who are dedicated to their fitness and improving their sporting performance. Technogym will showcase SKILLMILL at IHRSA 2016, 35th Annual International Convention & Trade Show, March 21-24, Orange County Convention Center, South Building. Technogym Booth #2225.
As Official supplier to 5 Olympic Games and partner to the world’s best performing teams, Technogym has first-hand experience in the training methods and systems of thousands of worldwide sports champions in over 100 different disciplines. This know-how is at the heart of Athletic Performance Training, a new methodology that helps create high intensity workouts to improve sports performance.
SKILLMILL Multidrive Technology enables users to select different levels of reactive resistance. A simple gearshift switches the workout quickly from resistance-free running to an all-out sled push. SKILLMILL is designed to train all the body’s energy systems in a single solution, from sprinting to power development, for efficient metabolic conditioning.
SKILLMILL is operated and controlled by the force applied exclusively by the user, helping reduce electricity costs and carbon footprint. To speed up, one moves to the front of the surface and to slow down, one moves to the back. It is possible to accelerate quickly from a cold start to an athlete’s pace. Adding resistance increases oxygen consumption and raises energy expenditure significantly, compared with walking at the same speed on a traditional treadmill. Electromyography studies reveal a higher activation of the posterior chain, in particular glutes and hamstrings, compared to traditional treadmills, while the sled pushing exercise shows levels of activations as high as glute targeted strength exercises such as squats or dead lifts.
SKILLMILL offers a range of connectivity options to maximize performance and results with complete safety, and is fully integrated within mywellness, the Technogym cloud based training platform. The solution includes a variety of training programs and tools to offer users training guidance, monitor and track results. Users can access training programs by scanning the SKILLMILL QR code or by downloading the mywellness app, and can monitor training parameters in real time from the on-board console.