Both for elite and youth performers but could also be extremly useful for masters. Look further down the page at some video clips.
The purpose of the Powersprint machine is specific strength training to improve the sprint speed. It is not a machine for isolate muscles. You move freely relative to the equipment and it could be compared with a barbell
with some simple mechanical additional items, with help of which you could
lift the weights. Power Sprint speed has successfully been used since the 90's and
no damage has occurred. The equipment is sized even for very heavy loads for explosive maximum strength training both for elite performers as older masters.
"I got the basics for speed with Powersprint"
The book "Strength Speed. Technology and training for sprinter speed and long jump. A new type of specific strength training for speed called Powersprint is presented. Muscle strength - Scientific basic". A section consists of a Power Sprint program for masters designed like Jonathan Edwards weight lifting principles
About technology and training for sprinter speed and long jump. Powersprint, a new type of specific strength training for speed is presented. Muscle strength - scientifically basic. The book is richly illustrated with training plans and lots of exercises. The author, a former swedish coach and physical education teacher, is also describing technology and training according to Carl Lewis's coach Tom Tellez and the swedish sprinter Henrik Olausson. this training with an example - a Program Decades of continued power sprint training are behind the proposal to use this Powersprint also for general strength and health for the older masters. Many of which no longer are competing but still love the explosive athletics emphasized training.
Here some pages from the booK:
Speed, sprint technique. Pages from the book Strength Speed, Jan Melen.pdf
In comparison with Clean and Snatch, the most used special exercises with weights for the sprintmuscles, you could come much closer to the actual sprintstride and use it with the same feeling as in your earlier olympic lifting, but now with a new experience of a real sprintaction with better mobility and power in the important hipextension.
Three important points:
- The possibility to use either light or very heavy weights.
- You feel more safety with the heavy weights compare to the olympics
- Perfect safety strength training for masters for health and for great results in the sprinting and longjump
The famous swedish sprintcoach Håkan Andersson have in many years used an older power sprint machine designed primarily for basic strength training of gluteus and hamstring , aspecially with heavy weights. He used it when he trained the Swedish 100m rekordholder Peter Karlsson and Torbjörn Eriksson before they each won the bronzemedal at Indoor European Championship 1996 on 60m resp. 200m. Recent years Håkan Andersson has been training Stefan Tärnhuvud, the best swedish 100m sprinter in the years 2008-2012 and and together with him, the best swedish sprinter 2013-16 Tom Kling-Baptiste. Their personal best 10.35, respectively. 10.25. See the film clip here now with Stefan explosive powerlifting with this machine and read some more facts about it.
Stefan Tärnhuvud, here in explosive lifting for hamstring and gluteus with an older powersprint mashine. In the beginning the purpose of the machine was a safer and more effective alternative to step-ups, straight leg pulley hip extension and similar exercises.The first machines were designed (Author) with resistance at shoulder height. Also Håkan Andersson chosed this solution at the manufacturing of his machine. This version of the Sprint Power is more similar the one Leg RDL, which is giving more eccentric work. Stefan says that he also had good benefits of exercise in rehabilitation from his hamstring injury. Today, as mentioned before, Power sprint is intended also for branch-specific strength training and with the resistance at waist level gentler for the lumbar. It's also possible arrange the newer Powersprint exercise like the one leg RDL.
Powersprint could be particularly suited for masters. Of course for good performance in the sprinting and long jump but mainly for maintaining strength and vitality during a long life.
Several studies have shown the value of heavy explosive strength training also
for the elderly up to 80-90years of age. It is among other things to reduce the risk for damages from falls that otherwise is so common, and that creates such suffering. Look further down the page
at some video clips here performed by an old master. See also movie clips with the youth in great actions with Power Sprint
Powersprint Master. Sprinter long jump - Take-off. Explosive maximum strength training. Here with 80% load