Device for explosive strength training

Exerciser, thought to develop in particular the explosive force, which is rapid strength which is expressed starting from a static condition.

Title of the patent Training apparatus, in particular for the explosive strength training
Thematic area Mechanical, civil and environmental engineering
Ownership Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Inventors Sandro Bartolomei, Franco Merni
Protection Italy
Licensing status Available for licensing agreement
Keywords Quick release, isometric pre-activation, explosive strength training
Filed on Dec 13, 2013

The device, the result of research in the field of exercise physiology and sports performance at the University of Bologna, is a system of muscle strength training totally innovative.

The device, named VIS.B., realize an instantaneous isometric-to-concentric contraction shift during an isotonic exercise. It could be used in different strength exercises like squat and bench press and it has also further possibilities of use for track and field exercises.

The quick release device is addressed to medium and high level athletes that uses classic strength training from several years. The device could further improve performance and be very useful for the nervous system which is highly involved in strength expression.