Strength training and speed training can be very effective in developing maximum force. The Bionic Resistance Shorts combine both for enhanced results. Lifting heavy weights with slow acceleration will develop maximum force, but you can also achieve maximum force by using lighter resistance with fast acceleration. Heavy Squats, Deadlifts and Bench Presses are good ways to increase Type II muscle fibers, so is running sprints and agility drills. Adding resistance bands to an athlete's arms and legs simultaneously enhances training by increasing the total muscle load during sport specific exercises, which develop specific muscle groups responsible for game time performance.
Benefits of incorporating the BRS into your fitness routine:
- The Bionic Resistance Shorts (BRS) allow users to attach resistance bands behind the legs primarily, which allows more hip flexion for walking, jogging and running without the added restriction of resistance bands in front of the leg, which can lead to falling. LSU School of Kinesiology studies have shown that placing the band(s) on the back of the legs have the same muscular effect as wrapping both legs with a larger band.
- Simple design (nylon compression shorts with resistance bands attached).
- Get the benefit of a platform based resistance training system in a simple, inexpensive, wearable garment.
- Apply resistance to specific muscle groups during sports specific training.
- Achieve maximum muscle force by using light resistance with fast acceleration.
- Increase muscle strength during functional drills for speed, agility and explosiveness.
- Increase speed.
- Increase explosiveness
- Increase lactate threshold.
- Strengthen key muscles during on the field training without any restrictions for enhanced game time performance.
- Designed to be used while running, and uniquely provides positive resistance to shoulder/ hip flexors and extensors.
- Improve running mechanics by forcing a runner's shoulder to exert more force to pump arms while strengthening shoulder flexors/ extensors. Leg resistance increases a runner's hip flexors/extensors strength while forcing the runner to keep their knees high, which also conditions an athlete's core.
- Use during dynamic warm ups to increase blood flow to an athlete's core, and increase neuromuscular function by causing muscles to contract faster under the load of additional resistance for enhanced game time performance.
- Strengthens muscles during multi-muscular and multi-joint movements on the field, which aren’t properly conditioned by gym equipment because they operate on a singular directional plane, thus aiding in injury prevention.
LSU head strength and conditioning coach