Yielded up to 25%
increase in vertical jump
after just 3 weeks of training!
The term Hypergravity
coined to describe a type of training where it gravity itself was
to be stronger. Training in a heavier gravitational field would
the body adjust by strengthening the lower body and leg muscles.
Weight Belts allow us to train in a simulated hyper gravity environment
and even gradually increase weight over time.
(read the research below. . .)
Extensive research has
on male and female athletes using hypergravity training. showing 10-25% increase in maximum
vertical jump height after just 3 weeks of training (Bosco,
1985, 1986), and a female study showed 11% increase over just 3.5% in
control group(Sands, 1995). Athletes who did no specific jump
still increased jumping ability by 10% after just 3 weeks(Bosco, 1985).
In the past there have been
methods of training with weighted belts. Athletes who are in
and exercise regularly have been known to go through a 3 week long
program which involved wearing the weight belt all day long except when
sleeping. They increased each week from 8% to 10% to 12% of their
body weight. During the 3 weeks they do their regular training
conditioning. This is recommended only for those athletes in
JUMP AND SPEED
Included with the
Belt is the JUMPUSA.com Jump and Speed workout. It is an 8 week
that accomodates your body's needs as induced gravity increases.
Instead of pushing for 3 weeks as many have done(and can still be done
for quick results), we designed a program that will slowly increase
to create a more permanent foundation for long-term athleticism.
In addition to training, we stress the importance of wearing the
Weight belt for a few hours throughout the day.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT SHOULD
It is recommended you start
with 4 to 10 lb. and gradually increase weight while training with the
Hypergravity Weight Belt. The 20 lb. belt allows a gradual 2 lb.
increase from 4 to 20 lbs. that can help a steady increase in lower
and leg strength. Gradually increasing allows the muscles to be
as to avoid putting strain on the body and maintain technique for
and jumping. The 30 lb. belt allows a step-by-step 5 lb. increase
for maximum gains in power sports. The 20 lb. and 30 lb. weights
are goals that should be worked up to rather than put on the belt from
day one. Make sure your body is used to the weight before you
WHAT IF I HAVE
- The Weight Belt can be used as a perfect complement to Jumpsoles
It will accelerate gains and help you do gain even more inches to your
Sands, W.A., R.C.
Poole, H.R. Ford,
R.D. Cervantez, R.C. Irvin, and J.A. Major. Hypergravity training:
track and field. J. Strength and Cond. Res. 10(1):30-34. 1995.
Bosco, C. Adaptive
response of human
skeletal muscle to simulated hypergravity condition. Acta Physiol.
Bosco, C. The
effects of extra-load
conditioning on muscle performance in athletes. Medicine and
in Sports and Exercise. 18:415-419. 1986.
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