PowerCranks were originally designed as a tool to help cyclists. They were seen as a tool that could help the rider to better "pedal in circles". From that initial concept we had no idea how good a tool they really could be and how useful they could be to other athletes. But, it wasn't long before we started receiving reports that the benefits for athletes extended far and wide. Major benefits, beyond cycling improvement, includes improved running speed, improved agility, improved recovery between efforts, improved core strength, improved recovery after injury, and a reduced risk of non-contact injury.
The demands on a football player vary widely depending upon the position. Actually, the demands are similar (everyone is expected to run fast and be strong) but there is a different emphasis between the positions. Everyone needs good strength, good agility, good speed, a good ability to recover quickly between plays, good endurance (to keep end of game performance high), and a good resistance to injury. PowerCranks can help with all of these areas.
In general, PowerCranks:
1. Increase the muscle mass being trained and prohibit compensation for certain weaknesses. This both makes one stronger and better balanced, reducing the risk of injury
2. The potential to greatly increase core strength and endurance, allowing one to better pull out of tackles, better strength, and better 4th quarter performance.
4. Reduced risk of non-contact injury (expecially hamstring, groin and knee injuries) through better coordination and muscle balance.
5. Improved recovery between hard efforts.
Used by a large number of NFL, Div I programs, elite rehab and conditioning programs, and individuals at all levels. If you are trying to maximize your athletic performance and fulfill your full potential PowerCranks have something to offer you!
The needs of the different positions are substantially different and we will discuss how the cranks can be differently used depending upon whether one is primarily in a strength or speed position. Find out more by clicking on the appropriate link.