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The equipment on this page will help to maximise sporting performance to give any sportsperson the edge they need to win. This is achieved by offering both engineering innovation in the equipment design and also cutting edge monitoring of performance. Athletes can then see all the data they need of how their body has performed during training and what targets should be set. These pieces of equipment are really for any professional athlete who wants to find that extra piece of performance that can often be the difference between winning and coming second.
The Technogym SkillMill is the results of the company’s long association with Olympic sports men and women. It enables the user to improve power, speed, stamina and agility. Its beauty is the large number of ways in which you can use it from High Intensity Interval Training to burn fat to muscular coordination. Throughout all the programmes you have access to real data displayed on a LCD display panel providing you with vital data on how your body is performing. This data can then be stored so you can keep a tab on your progress. The SkillMill can be used by groups or alone. You can also purchase the SkillMill Ap which provides you with a range of highly effective training programmes. Its unique ergonomic design will ensure that you keep the correct posture throughout.
Technogym describe the Group Cycle as ‘see hear and feel the ride’ and you will undoubtedly get a real road cycling feeling. With unique 4 way on the fly settings (with 1 touch adjustments) it is the only indoor bike that will track your workout in detail. That tracking allows you to assess threshold power and heart rate threshold. The touchscreen keyboard provides you with data about power, cadence, heart rate, calories and much more data. All designed for you to achieve maximum performance.
MYRUN by Technogym looks like a treadmill and to all extents and purposes it is, but the reality is that it is so much more. You can run to a personalised training programme and also receive instant feedback on your performance. The unique running surface will adapt to the way you run and you should become a more efficient runner by utilising the technology and feedback system. You can set goals, whether that be a marathon or a 10k. A perfect treadmill if you want to take your run to a completely different level.
The Wattbike is an indoor bike that can be used by amateur cyclists as well as world class athletes including professional cyclists, footballers, rugby players, athletes and triathletes. It was launched after the Olympic Games in 2008 and aims to improve riding technique and make training more effective. It is currently used by the top cycling federations in Australia, the USA and France. One of its current ambassadors is Lizzie Armistead, world road race champion. It uses the two methods of resistance-air and magnetic to create a real ride feel. The bike has built in tests to help establish training zones and track performance. It helps set training plans whether that is a 10 mile time trial or weight management. It helps monitor performance and review data.
The Wattbike Pro takes the model as outlined above and takes it to a different level. The handlebars for example are more modelled on road bikes and the new performance computer allows you greater connectivity and a better range of workouts and tests. You can even move the handlebars and saddle by the millimetre to get the exact ride that you want. The ‘Polar View’ also needs mentioning. This monitors how you distribute power as you pedal. A graph of this date is then displayed as you pedal so you can make adjustments thus improving your technique. Additional data covers power, cadence, heart rate and calories.
Woodway produce a number of elite training products used by organisations like the US Marine Corps and the NFL. Its treadmills which it claims are the finest in the world have a patented running surface which has a slat style construction. These surfaces can last 150,000 miles, ten times longer than the average treadmill. The 4 front is one of its best known models. This best mimics what it is like to run outdoors and the innovative running surface reduces the shock to both the joints and muscles The Led screen provides readouts on speed, incline, distance, time and heart rate and you can adapt the screen to the ‘personal trainer display’ which is like having your own personal trainer. The Curve treadmill is also worth mentioning as this challenges the whole body while burning 30% more calories than most treadmills. The Curve is great treadmill for high intensity interval training.