Sports performance

Whether you are training for the biggest snowboarding competition in your career or you are just looking to improve your golf swing, Kieser offers sport training programs that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. 

All of our programs are designed to increase your strength, performance and well-being - in all situations. Your training program will be designed based on a comprehensive evaluation by your physiotherapist and an analysis of your current training level, needs and goals.

After a careful introduction to train independently on the machines, regular check sessions and strength tests will guarantee that you reach your goals.

How can strength training improve sports performance? 

Improves cardiovascular fitness
Improves core strength
Stabilises and supports the joints
Prevents sports injuries

Longer & Stronger - Programs for Golf

Strong golf swing

For amateurs and professionals alike, core strength, flexibility and muscular control are integral to achieving your best possible score. For single figure handi-cappers, this might mean an extra 10-20m in drive length. For those of us with double figure handicaps, this might mean the endurance not to drop any shots in the last five holes.

Kieser also offers a 60 minute golf assessment to help you analyse any deficiencies in your swing and improve your game.

Benefits of our golf program: Improve core strength, maximise joint and muscle range of motion to facilitate technique, increase overall strength to increase club head speed, increase postural stability for swing consistency, enhance muscular endurance to minimise fatigue.

Strength for Cycling

Strength for cycling

Want to improve your cycling and feel more comfortable on your bike? Strength training can help you become fast, comfortable and injury free on the bike. 

The biggest difference between professional cyclists and recreational cyclists is not their bike. You can buy a Tour De France bike tomorrow from your local shop and it won't make any difference to how much you enjoy your next ride. The more successful the cyclist, the more preparation and conditioning they undertake before they hop on the bike. A large portion of this time is devoted to strength training as it helps to reduce injuries, is efficient and improves your position and posture. For all of these reasons we recommend strength training as a fantastic complement to your cycling. 

 

Strength for Running

Man strengthening his ankles on the B3 and B4 machine

Running puts a major load on the knees, feet and hips making them particularly prone to injury. When we run, the movement starts in the ankle, so it must be strong enough to cope with the load. After all, ankles have to support more than just our body weight because even normal walking can increase the load sevenfold. When we stop or change direction suddenly or if we leap into the air – all required in running sports such as football, netball or jogging – we need strong muscles to provide stability and a sure footing. The strength and conditioning programs at Kieser strengthen these muscles, reduce the risk of injury and improve overall running economy. 

Kieser's speicalised machines, B3 and B4, are global firsts that allow targeted ankle training and give the feet the stability they require. Our foot machines B3 and B4, combined with exercises to strengthen the calf and front shin muscles, provide stability and support for the foot. One in four injuries at work and almost one in two leisure injuries are the result of a stumble or fall. Evidence shows that isolating the muscles responsible for ankle stability and then training them reduces the risk of injury. Stronger muscles make it easier to control the foot during its natural rolling from side to side and thus reduces the risk of going over on the ankle. Strong lower leg muscles improve your running, reduce the risk of sports injuries, improve your sense of balance and aid recovery after an accident.  

Snow Sports

strength for skiing

It’s a fact that as we get older we lose muscle mass and strength. In the context of skiing this leads to earlier fatigue, a higher risk of injury, slower recovery times and the inevitable third day burn-out. Just as it’s important to keep your equipment sharp and ready for the slopes, keeping the body in tune is vital and in doing so will pay substantial dividends, allowing you to keep skiing for longer whilst the rest of the field return to rest their weary bodies.

At Kieser, our team of exercise scientists will not only reduce these aches, pains or injuries you might have been unfortunate enough to sustain, but our snow sports specific strength and conditioning programs will improve your stamina on the slopes as well as improve your balance, speed and endurance to limit fatigue so you can focus on being your best on the mountain!

Surfing/Swimming

Woman surfing

When we paddle, the main muscle group used are the lats, which give the power required to pull you through the water. A strong trunk is fundamental in making sure that you can catch the last wave of the day as good as you could the first.  

Surfers who suffer from pain, or who have extended periods out of the water, become weak in the key muscle groups that are essential to surf and paddle. There is extensive research that has proven that pain inhibits the key stability muscles of joints, including the core muscles around the spine, which can prevent healing and can lead to ongoing problems if not rehabilitated correctly. In fact any muscle that goes more than a few weeks without use, even if not injured, begins to decondition and waste away, which will mean they are not operating at full capacity when you then return to your chosen sport or activity. Kieser has equipment which targets specific muscles to rehabilitate after injury, increase strength and maintain condition so that when you have the opportunity to go for the wave of the day, your body won't let you down.