Acceleration & Performance
The WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF SPORTS
MEDICINE & HEALTH offers the Frappier Acceleration programs
and state of the art Performance Programs to athletes of all ages and skill
From the young developing athlete who
needs direction, to the highly skilled athlete at the top of his/her game these
programs incorporate leading edge sports science coupled with today's
technology. The Acceleration program is and directed by exercise physiologists,
athletic trainers, and physical therapists.
This unique program is not available
anywhere else in the greater Northwest. Schools and universities don't have it,
professional sports teams are just beginning to understand its potential, and
the Olympic Training Centers are using only portions of it.
The acceleration and performance programs target:
- Acceleration and Speed
- Muscular Strength and Endurance
- Optimal Biomechanics and Coordination
- Agility and Balance
- Quickness and Explosiveness
- Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning
- Optimal Body Composition and Nutrition
Typical sports targeted by the
Athletes in other sports and activities
can also benefit from this if the components of acceleration, speed, quickness,
strength, agility, power and endurance would enhance their performance.
Endurance training is part of every program. Stamina is
the foundation upon which all programs are based. Fatigue can be evident even in
short bouts of extreme exertion because aerobic and anaerobic metabolic
physiologic pathways are inadequate for the required. Cardiovascular exercise
prescription is a key element of the Acceleration program to assist in
maximizing each athlete's potential. Equipment that maximizes oxygen uptake
training is available and includes the following:
- Bicycle Ergometers
- Cross-training machines
The key to success is maximized with
the guided use of the programs cutting edge equipment, most of which is only
available at The Washington Institute of Sports Medicine.
The foundation of the Acceleration
program is the Super Treadmill which has a top speed of 28 mph, 40 percent
incline and a 5 percent decline. Scientifically developed training protocols
maximize results through 5 comprehensive program levels.
Sprint Cord Power
The patented sprint cord is designed to
safely load specific muscles associated with the biomechanics of running,
jumping and throwing. Sprint cord training is the key in providing power
in sport and position specific muscle groups.
The reactor is a state of the art
computerized machine that tests an athlete's quickness, foot agility and
reaction time and ability. The athlete challenges the computer screen by quickly
moving to individually sensored pods placed in different rows and columns around
the athlete. The athlete can make choices, ranging from, sport-specific programs
to the popular olympic challenge programs.
The Cybex Reactor is also utilized for
sophisticated movement analysis. It can determine directional leg movement
deficiencies moving forward / backward, side /side, and diagonal movements.
These deficiencies can then be addressed in plyo platform training protocols
with each athlete.
The Institute offers sophisticated
Acceleration and Performance Programs specialized for the Pro Athlete. The
Training Center at The Institute is The Home of the Seattle Sounders, as well
as, The Seattle Thunderbirds.
- The Institute had trained Athletes
- Major League Baseball, and Minor
- The National Football League and
- The National Basketball Association and players from
Europe and The Contrinental Basketball League
- National Hockey League
- Professional Martial Arts Athletes (Professional boxers,
K1 Fighters, Ultimate Fighters, Rings Fighters, &