When you’re an athlete, strength and endurance are key to succeeding in your sport. You may spend a lot of time training your body to work harder, go faster, and recover more quickly. But despite your hard work and persistence, you may not be at the level of performance you desire.
If you feel like you’ve hit a plateau in your sports training, technology can help. Movement technology uses advanced equipment to enhance your athletic performance, optimize your body’s recovery after intense physical training, and reduce your risk of injury.
The team of neurologists at Abbey Neurodynamic Center offers four types of movement technology that can help improve your overall athletic performance. Here’s a brief overview of each type and how they can increase strength and conditioning.
1. Adaptive resistance exercise (ARX)
Rather than using weights as resistance, ARX is a machine that uses adaptive resistance to help you build muscle and strength.
ARX uses computer-controlled and motorized resistance training that applies resistance based on how much effort you put in. So instead of trying to figure out which weights you should choose for your next workout, you simply start using ARX, and it matches the resistance you apply.
This type of movement technology makes sure you get the ideal amount of resistance needed for you, allowing you to work out less with better results. Most ARX workouts take about 20 minutes.
The Vasper is a recumbent bicycle that allows you to engage in low-intensity exercise while experiencing the benefits of a high-intensity workout. During a 21-minute interval training session, you’ll wear compression cuffs on your arms and legs to compress your muscles.
The compression causes lactic acid — an acid that typically increases during high-intensity workouts — to build up in your muscles. This makes for more efficient exercise that’s less damaging to your body.
At the same time, the machine cools your body. This allows your blood oxygen levels to remain high, resulting in a more efficient workout. It also helps to reduce the pain and inflammation you may experience after a workout session.
This type of movement technology helps increase strength, improve your cardiovascular endurance, and enhance your energy levels.
3. Joovv™ red light therapy
Red light therapy is a movement technology that doesn’t actually require much movement. With Joovv red light therapy treatments, you simply stand or sit in natural light for 5-15 minutes to experience benefits like improved strength, endurance, speed, and muscle growth.
Red light therapy gives the mitochondria in your cells the light they need to make energy. In addition to improving athletic performance, research shows that this type of movement technology can also speed up muscle recovery, reduce inflammation and joint pain, optimize sleep, and restore testosterone levels.
4. Cyclic variations in adaptive conditioning (CVAC)
CVAC is another movement technology that requires more sitting than movement. With CVAC, you sit in a high-tech pod that changes air pressure and temperature to provide the benefits of exercise without any stress on your body.
CVAC helps your body adapt to different environments, aids in post-workout recovery, and increases endurance. A 20-minute CVAC session can also improve detoxification, enhance sleep, and increase the number of oxygen-rich blood cells.
To find out which of the four types of movement technology could help enhance your athletic training, call our office in Palo Alto, California at 650-210-7922 or send us a message online today.