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The Hand Speed Trainer (HST) simplifies speed, power and stamina training the old fashioned way, bringing simplicity and efficiency to performance training. The HST gives you the opportunity to work against functional resistance at full speed in game/match situations as well as fundamental drill work.
Traditional training aids negatively impact body mechanics. The HSTs puts the resistance on the body, not on the equipment, allowing you to build functional strength and speed inside the proper body mechanics.
Why It Works
The science is easy to understand: securely add external weight to the forearm, train consistently at game/match speed allowing the body to create strength and muscle memory, remove the resistance and watch the hands fly with speed, power and stamina.
For the first time ever you are able to resistance train at Game/Match Speed using Your Own Equipment in Live Situations!
How it Works:
Made of top grade neoprene, each HST sleeve has two built-in performance slots holding streamlined weights of 4 and 8 ounces.
The resistance can be increased from 4oz to 24oz in 4oz adjustments. The ability to increase the resistance of each HST insures consistent and safe training environments.
The HST slides easily over the hand and fits securely onto the upper forearm just below the elbow providing a snug and comfortable fit.
Two elastic straps help hold the HST in place so it does not interfere with wrist and elbow movement.
With the HST in place, athletes are able to train in every scenario in every sports arena.
Why It Will "Change The Game":
Are you tired of sorting through gadgets and gimmicks to increase your power and improve performance? The HST takes the mystery out of high performance training! Developed by a former athlete and coach, the Hand Speed Trainer brings simplicity back to sports training. No longer will we use weighted implements that affect our mechanics or elastic bands that are difficult to translate to the field, court or course.
Speed and power along with proper mechanics are the recipe for achieving your athletic goals. The HST puts these ingredients in your hands! With consistent use of the HSTs, your muscles will begin to "memorize" the proper power mechanics. That is when a powerful and consistent swing is yours! You can expect to see more power, speed and consistency from your swing after just a few training sessions using the HSTs.
Simple is SMART! Come back to SAFE, CLEAR and FUNCTIONAL training to achieve your athletic goals! Start training with the Hand Speed Trainer TODAY!
Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand – The SAID Principle:
Serious athletes should train smarter in accordance to the cornerstone principles of the field of Exercise Science. Knowledge of the "SAID Principle" can be used to maximize the effectiveness of your training for a specific athletic purpose.
Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands or SAID is a training principle that explains that a certain exercise or type of training produces adaptations specific to the activity performed and only in the muscles (and energy systems) that are stressed by the activity. To go one step further, according to the SAID Principle, the body adapts in a specific fashion to the specific demands that are placed on it. The SAID principle asserts that the human body adapts specifically to imposed demands . In other words, given stressors on the human system, whether biomechanical or neurological, there will be a Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands (SAID). The SAID principle is used by strength coaches to remind athletes and trainers that all training is specific to a particular task. In other words, specific skills or training may not easily transfer to distinct activities in terms of physical training activities.
The SAID principle explains that a certain type of training produces adaptations specific to the activity performed and only in the muscles (and energy systems) that are stressed by the activity.
In some instances there is a varying degree of "cross-over," whereby adaptation from one activity will enhance traits needed to perform in another activity. This is also the same principle that drives functional training.
Training to improve functional strength involves more than simply increasing the force-producing capability of a muscle or group of muscles. Rather, it requires training to enhance the coordinated working relationship between the nervous and muscular systems.
Functional strength training involves performing work against resistance in such a manner that the improvements in strength directly enhance the performance of the athlete’s sport specific required movements become easier to perform. Simply stated, the primary goal of functional training is to transfer the improvements in strength achieved in one movement to enhancing the performance of another movement by affecting the entire neuromuscular system.
In functional training, it is as critical to train the specific movement as it is to train the muscles involved in the movement. The brain, which controls muscular movement, thinks in terms of whole motions, not individual muscles.
The Hand Speed Trainer allows athletes to functionally strength train by securely adding weight to the forearm that does not interfere with wrist and elbow movement. Because of the unique weight system, athletes are able to increase resistance in minimal increments (4oz) so that the biomechanics of the athlete’s activity are not affected. This allows complete focus for the athlete’s neuromuscular system to specifically and functionally adapt their required movements.
Exercises that isolate joints and muscles are training muscles, not movements, which results in less functional improvement. For strength exercises to effectively transfer to other movements, several components of the training movement need to be similar to the actual performance movement. This includes coordination, types of muscular contractions, speed of movement and range of motion.
Each individual component of the training movement must be viewed as only a single element of the entire movement. The exercises with the highest transfer effect are those that are essentially similar to the actual movement or activity in all four components. It is important to note, however, that individuals cannot become expert at a particular movement or activity by training only with similar movements. For optimal results, repeated practice of the precise movement is required.
Exercises performed on most traditional machines tend to be on the low-end of the functional-training continuum because they isolate muscles in a stabilized, controlled environment. Traditional, machine-based exercises are not the best way to transfer performance from the weight room to the real world. Standard resistance training machines are of limited use for functional training – their fixed patterns rarely mimic natural movements, and they focus the effort on a single muscle group, rather than engaging the stabilizers and peripheral muscles.
In 2009 Spennewyn conducted research, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research which compared functional training to fixed variable training techniques, this was considered the first research of its type comparing the two methods of strength training.
Results of the study showed very substantial gains and benefits in the functional training group over fixed training equipment. Functional users had a 58% greater increase in strength over the fixed-form group. Their improvements in balance were 196% higher over fixed and reported an overall decrease in joint pain by 30%.
A training program built around actions that do not occur in sport simply does not make sense. The key is to design a training program that truly prepares athletes for their sports. This can be done only by using exercises that train the muscles the same way they are used in sport, in other words, functional training.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sports would this training aide help with?
The Hand Speed Trainer™ can be utilized in any sport or activity.
How is the Hand Speed Trainer™ different from all other weighted training devices?
The Hand Speed Trainer™ was specifically designed to increase hand speed while not compromising sports specific movements, unlike other products on the market today. The HST™ moves the resistance so that it is evenly distributed across the forearm. The resistance becomes part of the body rather than being an external weight that has to be controlled and can contribute to changes in performance mechanics. With the HST™, weights can be adjusted to the precise movement requirements of the user.
Does this restrict my movement in any way?
No, the HST™ fits securely in the open area of the forearm above the wrist and below the elbow.
What is it made out of?
The Hand Speed Trainers™ are made of top quality, high density Neoprene and secured into place with elastic/Velcro straps.
Can I wash my Hand Speed Trainers?
Yes, remove all of the weights, hook the Velcro together and place in carrying bag. Machine-wash DELICATE using mild detergent. Allow to air dry. Do not place in dryer.
Can you just purchase one sleeve?
To ensure proper balance and function for the user, the Hand Speed Trainer™ is recommended for both arms during use. They are only sold in pairs.
How do I determine what size I need to order?
Measure around your forearm 2” above your wrist and 2” below the elbow. You can find the sizing chart on the order page.
What do I get with the Hand Speed Trainer?
Each Hand Speed Trainer™ box includes: two HST™ high-density Neoprene sleeves; four 4oz weights; four 8oz weights; 1 Nylon/mesh carrying bad; 1 Eight Week Training proven, simple to follow Game Plan.
How much weight can you insert into each sleeve?
Each HST™ performance pocket is designed to hold a maximum of one 4oz and one 8oz weight. All weight needed comes with the Hand Speed Trainer. Each HST™ sleeve is shipped with a 4oz and 8oz weight in each performance pocket (two pockets per sleeve). Weight can be adjusted as light as 4oz or as heavy as 24oz in four ounce increases.
How do they stay securely to my forearm?
The Hand Speed Trainer™ is made of high-density Neoprene that stretches to form a snug fit around the forearm. In addition each HST™ sleeve has two elastic straps that stretch around the sleeve to hold it in place.
Is there a guarantee?
Hand Speed Trainer™ is backed by a 30 day 100% money back guarantee.
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- Increases strength & speed of softball-specific muscles for greater bat speed
- Develops muscle memory based on Functional Training methods
- Neoprene sleeves have 2 built-in slots for 4 oz. & 8 oz. Speed Weights
- Hit live balls & improve actual swings rather than just practice swings
- Puts the resistance on the body, not the equipment, allowing increased performance without negatively impacting swing mechanics