Coordination - Balance - Agility - Power - Endurance - Flexability - Speed - Joint Stability
Whether you're an aspiring 9th grade football player dreaming of a pro career or a college lacrosse player striving to make the starting lineup, the Railyard is the conditioning program that will give you what it takes to make it happen. Exercise on the Railyard Obstacle Course and Serius Strap Supension Trainer will develop the physical and mental skills you need to succeed. The IYCA, one of the preeminent youth sports conditioning organizations says the base for all youth sport conditioning is bio-motor, global function. In essence, this is developing the athlete’s body as one single operating system. Giving an athlete the ability to function effectively and efficiently in their own body will give them the ability to perform sports movements safely and with confidence.
How does Exercise on the Railyard and Serius Strap develop muscular strength?
The definition of strength usually pertains to an amount of force that can be produced maximally by muscles in a single effort. However, true strength comes from the combination of the position of the joint and the efficiency of several muscles working in concert to lift something. This is how strength is applied in real life activities, not by sitting on a machine and isolating a muscle that rarely works exclusively. Strength and power are often used interchangeably when discussing the performance of an individual or athlete. Power is not the same thing as strength, but it is a product of strength and speed. Both are developed through repetitious stress on the musculature until gains are seen. Exercise on the Railyard and Serius Strap is unique in the approach to strength development and it is a lot more fun than lifting weights. Resistance training is fun when done using your entire body.
The Railyard and Serius Strap are designed to use your body weight and gravity for resistance, vaults, hip raises, bear crawls, inchworms, squats, and alligators all replicate life’s normal activities in one way or another. You choose the exertion level; start slowly if you are just beginning an exercise program or turn it on full speed to achieve the results professional athletes use the Railyard for. The development of strength is relative to what you need it for. Athletes, children at play, construction workers, and busy moms who lift children, do housework and load and unload the family taxi all need strength for different activities. All of these activities require functional strength that incorporates manipulating one’s own body weight along with a variety of obstacles we face in our path and doing all of this within the control of gravity. Please don’t confuse Railyard or Serius Strap functional strength with big muscles. Functional strength makes you stronger in every physical plane allowing you to squat, bend, sprint, twist, and lift more efficiently during every aspect of your life with confidence, power, and agility.
Conditioning on the Railyard and Serius Strap will improve musculoskeletal alignment, therefore significantly reducing your risk of injury during all sports, work, and daily activities.
How does exercise on the Railyard and Serius Strap develop muscular endurance?
The definition of muscular endurance is the ability to work the muscles at a sub maximal force for a period of time without fatigue. Railyard exercises involve continual movement that requires the muscles to keep on working. Twenty minutes of a variety of combinations of Railyard exercises requires sustained effort from all the muscles throughout the body and will deliver improvements in muscular endurance.
Can Exercise on the Railyard and Serius Strap improve my cardiovascular endurance?
Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance is two-fold: 1) It is the ability of the heart, lungs and circulatory system to deliver more oxygen to the muscle cells and 2) it is the ability of the muscle cells to be able to take up and use that oxygen to produce more energy to support physical exercise. Aerobic exercise (exercise that involves the use of oxygen to produce energy) is known to increase cardiovascular fitness. However, it has mistakenly become synonymous with cardiovascular fitness. Anaerobic exercise (exercise that does not use oxygen, but uses other energy sources—glycogen and ATP-CP) is often ignored or even forgotten as an important component of developing cardiovascular fitness. Sports activities and children’s play activities are both aerobic and anaerobic; therefore, training should include both systems. Exercises on the Railyard incorporate both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Aerobic exercise is lower intensity and can last for a longer amount of time. Anaerobic exercise is high intensity exercise that only lasts for a few minutes. Both of these systems should be used to make the body more efficient overall. Patch Fitness exercises engage every muscle in your body like no other exercise program or machine. This creates a non-stop, heart-pumping workout that you have total control over. By simply slowing your pace and modifying the exercises, you can control the caloric burn rate and VO2 consumption. Exercise on the Railyard and Serius Strap also engages the thinking muscle: your brain. Instead of sitting on a bike or walking on a treadmill in front of a TV, you will be exercising your brain as you think ahead to your next exercise or formulate how to position your body to execute a bear crawl, or alligator. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? It is the fun component that makes you forget about how hard you are working.
Sports Conditioning on an obstacle course is so effective, it's been used by professional athlets for decades. Here's a video of professional athletes on an outdoor obstacle course in 1995. Outdoor Courses like this are in professional conditioning centers around the world, now you can have this fun and functional conditioning program in any location with the Railyard. Kids do the same exercises and achieve the same extraordinary results.
Watch this Railyard Obstacle Course YouTube video featured on the Bootcamp for Kids website: http://bootcampforkids.net/railyard-obstacle-course-for-physical-education-and-kids-exercise