Physical contact training apparatus
Athletic swing practice apparatus
Parachute for skaters and runners
Bicycle riding training device
Track athlete trainer
Parachute for athletic resistance and speed training
AbstractAn exercise apparatus and method for training athletes or rehabilitating disabled or injured individuals. The device is used to assist users with training muscle fibers that are difficult to train. This device will allow a coach to assist the user with the development of muscles. A user portion (14) of the belt (60) is used to harness a user during an exercise. A controller portion (12) may be connected to the user portion (14) for applying and controlling resistance during the exercise. The training apparatus is used to apply the overload (i.e., additional resistance) at single points or in short phases in order to maintain specificity of the learned action; not to train similar but alternate patterns of action that would not be used by the neuromuscular system when executing the original action. In addition, the apparatus allows the controller the option of assisting the user with the training by choosing whether to pull a releasing handle.