Develop Skating Power under a load for Push and Pull Hockey Exercises
Power Skating focus is on stride depth + stride length, which is same for the PowerSkater. On-ice, however, using edges, players need human motion to power the leg from an explosive start through a full long stride – but harnessing the muscles to APPLY power – this is trained by pushing against a load. To build strength one needs progressive overload and in this case progressive resistance – as players get stronger you can use heavier Rhino cords.
Specially designed resistance cords are offered in 4 different weight ranges: Standard, Medium, Intermediate, and Heavy Duty. Different ages require different strength cords. Selecting the appropriate strength of cord relates to your strength level and the purpose of your hockey training, be it skating technique, or strength & conditioning, and power.
Variable resistance comes through the concentric loading of the elastic cord – the greater the stretch, the greater the resistance. The elastic properties of the cord are transferred directly into the muscles that are opposing it. Rhino Cords produce force as they are stretched providing the muscles with progressive resistance, thus increasing your strength, muscular endurance, increase your muscle size and tone your appearance.
The coaxial construction provides for a protective sheath encapsulating a network of rubber bands throughout the length of the cord. Eye Bolts are provided to be positioned across the back of the PowerSkater on the cross brace. Each hole placement provides a range of weight resistance. As you increase the setting, you simultaneously increase the resistance. As the younger skater grows and strengthens he can graduate across the settings and to the next cord level.
Standard Duty Cord
This is the standard cord that comes with every PowerSkater. Used by ages 7 – 12 & provides basic resistance for teaching technique and strength training. Also used for Rehab of all ages & with the crossunder
Medium Duty Cord
The medium cord is for skilled players from ages 13 to recreational adult, who want more emphasis on conditioning as well as training technique. Also used with the crossunder attachment. (Optional)
Intermediate Duty Cord
For the more advanced, and higher skilled player from 17 and up, who plays at the AAA Midget Major, Junior, College and well conditioned adult player levels. Emphasis on strength and conditioning as well as training technique. (Optional)
Heavy Duty Cord
This cord is for the Highly Skilled player at the Junior A, College and Professional ranks. (Optional)
(Warning: DO NOT use this cord unless you are in top physical condition at the Advanced Skill Level)
The above weights are guidelines only, individual cord weights will vary slightly from cord to cord over time with use. Range is from the starting “V” position to full stride length of truck.