FIT­NESS FOR ALL

AL­TER-G TREAD­MILL This ad­vanced train­ing kit can aid pro and am­a­teur ath­letes alike MILON KEISER AIR 300 RUN­NER

Men's Fitness - - Super Gyms -

With a wealth of benefits for elite and am­a­teur ath­letes, the Al­ter-G tread­mill at Per­form, St Ge­orge’s Park, sup­ports the body to re­duce the ef­fect of grav­ity. It can help elite ath­letes in­crease their train­ing load while lim­it­ing the im­pact on their lower body, and en­able heav­ier peo­ple to ex­er­cise with­out wreck­ing their joints. ‘Ath­letes some­times use it on rest days to in­crease their train­ing vol­ume with­out af­fect­ing their re­cov­ery, and it can help ath­letes re­cover from in­jury,’ says David Thomas of MJP. Avail­able at Lon­don’s Cen­tre for Health and Hu­man Per­for­mance (CHHP), Milon is an eight-ma­chine cir­cuit that prom­ises to­tal-body train­ing in just 17 min­utes. The ma­chines’ elec­tronic re­sis­tance can be al­tered for ec­cen­tric and con­cen­tric mo­tions for a 30% more ef­fi­cient work­out. ‘It’s ideal for peo­ple who are time-poor be­cause you can stress the mus­cles more ef­fec­tively, but the vari­able re­sis­tance means it’s also ideal for ex­pe­ri­enced ath­letes,’ says CHHP co-founder Dr Jack Kreindler. Popular at MJP clin­ics, the Keiser Air 300 Run­ner places ath­letes in a pow­er­ful drive po­si­tion where they fight re­sis­tance from com­pressed air to train their ac­cel­er­a­tion and ex­plo­sive leg power. A force mon­i­tor helps you train at the right in­ten­sity. ‘We can aim for 90% of your max ev­ery rep so it is very fo­cused,’ says Thomas. ‘Am­a­teur ath­letes will find it works mus­cles that are hard to tar­get with tra­di­tional drills, whereas elite play­ers will find that it en­hances their peak power over 10m sprints.’

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