Resisted and assisted sprinting are effective and popular ways to improve athlete speed. In addition to speed training, the promise of machines for resistance training is a real-world opportunity for professionals. Using the 1080 Motion family of devices enables coaches and therapists to get more out of their training and rehabilitation programs. The power of machine training for speed and strength is supported by both the practice of users and scientific research.
Coaches and sports therapists can improve their outcomes by using the 1080 Sprint, 1080 Quantum, and 1080 Syncro. Founded in Sweden, 1080 Motion has evolved over the last few years, thanks to the vast array of elite coaches and world-class therapists using its device options. We include all of the relevant guides to using 1080 Motion hardware and software as a roadmap of best practices. If the list doesn’t include what you are looking for, feel free to contact us, as we can always answer questions if you need more information.
In this article, Matthew Neel, a performance coach based in Austin, Texas, reviews the 1080 Sprint. One of the first users in North America, Coach Neel explains what the 1080 Sprint is and how he uses it in training. Transcribed from the video embedded in the article, Coach Neel outlines how he uses the system for developing sport-specific speed. Also included in the article is information about how coaches and trainers can use the device to teach athletes proper techniques and mechanics with all forms of on-the-field movement.
This is another review of the 1080 Sprint, done by Chris Korfist, who covers the details of why coaches should invest in the system. Known as a sprint coach who experiments in all areas, Korfist expands on his experience with both speed and acceleration. One of the most popular writers for SimpliFaster, Coach Korfist digs into his ideas on how to best use the machine. As one of the first adopters of 1080 technology, Korfist talks about interesting use cases for the machine with both experience and humor.
Cameron Josse is one of the most dedicated users of the 1080 Sprint system, and he makes an argument for the use of heavy resistance when sprint training. In this article, Coach Josse reviews the sport demands of American football and explains why going heavy with resistance can have a dramatic effect on sports performance. With its many charts and equations, this article is an excellent resource for adding specific resistance protocols into your training.
Another expert in sports performance, Ben Prentiss goes into detail on the reasons he endorses the 1080 Motion Syncro. Prentiss is a renowned strength and conditioning coach for ice hockey, and his techniques are based on both science and practice. The article is a transcription and a quick read, so if you want a valid opinion on why the Syncro is a sound investment, Coach Prentiss covers everything you need to know. Countless professional ice hockey teams love the Syncro product, and this list grows every year.
The first article on American football and the 1080 Sprint digs deep into the world of resisted sprinting in great detail. Cameron Josse, a performance coach who is now back with DeFranco’s Training Systems in New Jersey, covers the need for horizontal force production in early acceleration. In addition, he uses a case study to explain how resisted sprinting with various loads improves performance. If you are interested in resisted sprinting for sports, this article is one of the best resources on SimpliFaster’s blog.
The 1080 Quantum is a versatile resistance cable system that empowers coaches and sports medicine professionals. Due to the versatility of exercises and resistance modes, the Quantum can overwhelm a professional who may not know where to begin. This article is an excellent starting point for coaches and therapists who need to envision what is possible with training and rehabilitation. The videos and ideas are very thorough, and the concepts are science- and data-driven. If you need examples of why and how the Quantum differentiates itself from other cable systems, this is a great read.
Peter Holmertz, the president of 1080 Motion North America, makes a case for using robotic resistance over conventional barbell training. In defense of his position, he shares the latest research on resistance training and the 1080 Motion line to reinforce that many types of resistance are essential for results. The strongest argument Holmertz makes is the value of getting results quickly without teaching, a useful asset when doing return to play programming in sports medicine. If you are a sports team or clinic, this article is very compelling for investing in the strength training offerings of 1080 Motion.
The most detailed use case in acceleration development with the 1080 Sprint is by Carl Valle, a sports technologist and sports performance coach. In this article, Valle covers his personal experience with the device and showcases how he was able to dramatically improve soccer speed in the off-season with very precise load prescription. While Coach Valle is a fan of heavy resistance at times, he makes a good argument for using conventional resistance levels and reserving his athletes’ energy for strength training. No matter what method of training you believe in, this is a very useful article for showing how to use data practically with speed training and the 1080 Sprint system.
World-class sprint coach Andreas Behm reveals his method of preparing athletes for meets using the 1080 Sprint. In addition to the information on resisted sprinting, he covers resistance training and some of the technical demands of improving an athlete during the competitive season. Along with training ideas and practice configurations, Coach Behm really provides wisdom on the art of resting and load management during a competitive phase in track and field. Behm is part of ALTIS, a track and field haven for some of the best athletes in the world, and he is a leader in coaching and therapy education.
This Freelap Friday Five with Rick Franzblau outlines his experience using the 1080 Sprint, along with VBT (velocity-based training) and force plates. Clemson University is one of the best programs in the country for Olympic sport and technology, and Franzblau heads up many of their initiatives with teams. In addition to the technology discussions, this interview dives into other topics such as hamstring training and general athletic development. If you are a college team or professional organization, reading this Q&A is a great way to see how users find value with the 1080 Sprint and other technology.
A true classic review of the best sports technology resistance machines, this Buyer’s Guide from SimpliFaster compares all of the available technology for strength training. Often, a coach is looking for information that shows a sound strategy for investing in both technology and training equipment, and this guide compares and contrasts the entire market. If you want to know the value of 1080 Motion, this article fairly reviews the market and lists the various players in the space. Due to its multiple resistance modes, which give it versatility for both sports medicine and sports performance applications, the 1080 is a valuable investment. If data matters and you need the best equipment, reading this is a wise choice.
The first SimpliFaster article on speeding and assisted speed covers the essential science of towing. Posted a few years ago, this was the most popular speeding article on the SimpliFaster blog, explaining what the current literature said about towing methods. Also included in the article are explanations for what is theoretically happening in speed development. Without question, this article is one of the most thorough reviews of speeding and assisted speed written, and it is an excellent primer for all interested in getting athletes faster with the 1080 Sprint.
In another article on speed training theory, Carl Valle covers the details and differences in adding assistance to speed work. Building upon the earlier article on assisting athletes with towing, Valle examines the fine details of prescribing overspeed with a thoughtful, progressive approach. For those looking into the 1080 Sprint to enhance player speed, this is perfect for sports medicine or return to play programs, not just peak performance. Reading both articles is essential if you want to safely and effectively improve maximum velocity with track and other speed sport athletes.
Another popular blog post by Chris Korfist, the goal of this article was to show how coaches can enhance summer off-season training with wicket-style hurdles and the 1080 Sprint. Improving maximum velocity is about refining technique and overloading the nervous system, and nobody in sprinting is more experimental than Coach Korfist. Over the course of the article, he shares his methodology of training and includes specifics on how he adds a key advantage to speed development with the 1080 Sprint and other equipment. If you are at the high school level and worried that this system is not for everyone, Coach Korfist makes a good case for including athletes of all levels in training with the 1080 Sprint.
Ryan Smyth, a Toronto-based coach who is an expert on data collection and testing, explains his methods of assessing athletes. Smyth, who has a rich history of working in professional hockey, explains how to use the data you collect with athletes to improve the results with training plans. Not only does he talk about using the 1080 Sprint in hockey, he also covers monitoring sleep with fatigue science and how to visualize the data as well. If you think the 1080 Sprint is just for track and field, guess again—it’s now everywhere in sport, including ice hockey.
One of the few articles on change of direction capacity, this post on agility covers the realistic need to train agility but not be too redundant. Included are videos and training ideas on overloading change of direction safely, such as linear resistance hops and eccentric overload methods. Coaches interested in team sports who want to address sport-specific speed will find this article a breath of fresh air, as it doesn’t talk about fluff or esoteric ideas. The 1080 Sprint product is a multidirectional solution for agility training, not just linear resistance.
The only SimpliFaster article on utilizing the 1080 Sprint in swimming, this post reviews why the machine is a secret weapon for swim coaches at the elite level. Sweden and other countries are finding ways to stay competitive with larger countries by using technology, and this article investigates the science of swimming training and velocity readings. This article does a great job researching the best coaches and sport scientists, and it analyzes swimming speed with more precision than conventional approaches. If you are a college or swim coach wanting to find ways to improve swimming performance with the 1080 Sprint, this article is timeless and perfect reading.
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