VERSACLIMBER UK is supporting the Rio 2016 preparations of the athletes based at British Swimming’s National Training Centre in Bath.
The Versaclimber, which provides an effective low impact climbing-style cardio workout, has been incorporated into each athlete’s training schedule twice a week – to facilitate athletic improvements that cannot be achieved in the pool, or through the use of other conditioning equipment.
John Watson, strength and conditioning coach with the English Institute of Sport and British Swimming, said:
“I’ve been a huge fan of the Versaclimber for a long time and have found the benefits of this specific form of training to be crucial when it comes to lowering times in the pool.
“It is invaluable to have a method of training which allows the swimmers to complete high intensity conditioning work, whilst minimising impact to reduce the risk of injury which is key considering how close the Olympics are. The unique climbing-style of the Versaclimber workout has also proven to be great for developing efficient movement patterns, which transfers effectively to in-pool performance.
“Our athletes are also big fans of the Versaclimber and we now hire additional machines when we are away at international training camps or at major competitions.”
Go backPosted on 13th July 2016