Improve functional capacity
Healthy trained muscles support your bodyweight more easily and protect you against injuries at both work and play. They vastly improve your functional capacity.
Training makes you strong
The thicker a muscle the greater its strength: The increase in muscle thickness is measureable within six to eight weeks of starting training although strength itself increases before that. Here, coordination - a learned process –has a strong influence. Increases in strength levels vary from person to person but on average the increase is about 25 - 30 % within 6 months of starting training.
Improve resistance to physical exertion and recover more quickly
In the world of professional sport, it has long been accepted that strength training is a supporting and compensatory training measure. A strong body protects athletes from the one-sided loads inherent in technique and endurance training and the risk of strain injuries during long seasons (e.g. Wirth et al. 2006, Fleck & Falkel 1986). Although amateurs train less than professionals, their physical strength is also less. In particular, amateurs risk joint strains because their technique is poor, training intensity too high or muscles too weak (e.g. Niemuth et al. 2005, Micheli 1986). To remain healthy, it's important that increases in musculoskeletal strength are in balance whatever your sport.
Kieser Training is the ideal preparation for all types of sport:
Kieser Training builds up muscles, tendons, tendon attachments, bones, ligaments and cartilage and protects against undue strains. As it trains both agonist and antagonist (the partners in the movement around a joint), it prevents the development of muscular imbalances that are detrimental to health. It ensures that whatever your sport, strength, endurance and coordination work well together. If you want to take up a particular sport, we recommend that you do strength training for 6 months as preparation. We have specific programmes for all popular sports:
- Downhill skiing and snowboarding
- Motor sport
- Track athletics
- Ball sports
- Water sports
In short: muscle hypertrophy is the term used for an increase in muscle size following an increase in the volume of existing cells. Hypertrophy occurs when the load on a tissue structure is increased. If the increase is the result of the formation of new muscle cells, the term used is hyperplasia.