Hyperwear is proud to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark office has issued a second utility patent covering a device to stimulate non-shivering thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (also known as “brown fat” or “good fat”). This proprietary technology involves use of a cooling vest worn by an individual to trigger a metabolic response in brown adipose tissue.
training research, trends and resources
This time every year, it is predictable that lots of experts will weigh in with the top fitness trends for the coming year. More than just guesswork, fitness experts and surveys help identify where we are heading in our quest to get fit and healthy. Before we look forward at the top fitness trends of 2015, let’s take a look back at some of the top fitness trends of 2014 predictions.
Every woman who has survived pregnancy can tell you that pregnancy takes a toll on a mother’s body. The good news is that the change can be temporary. You can bounce back! You’ll have to work harder than you like to get back to where you were before and even harder than that if you want to look even better. But, if you are tough enough to have a child, you are tough enough to do what it takes!
Ask any personal trainer what the best body weight exercise is, and you’ll get a response. Probably a different response than the next personal trainer you ask. Keep asking around, and you’ll get a long list of “best” body weight exercises. Put them together, and you will have a compilation of pretty good exercises with no equipment required! (Maybe better than “pretty good,” depending on the credentials of the personal trainers you sampled).
The strength and conditioning, sports and performance industries has been transforming to a paradigm shift. This shift is blending traditional lifting and power techniques with movement variability to load the body systems in a 360 degree environment. I know one of the training tools added to arsenals is the SandBells and the Hyper Vest Pro Best Weight Vest by Hyperwear! In addition to the usual weight training equipment, many types of tools are being used in the program, such as medballs, dumbbells, ViPR, but SandBells add a different dimension than the others.
Battle rope training with SandRope slams is a great no-impact, joint-friendly, full-body exercise, that improves power, strength, and provides great cardio. The benefit, however, is lost when people begin with a flawed foundation for their battle rope training.
The traditional model of training often has “blocked” model design, typically characterized as usually low complexity, low skill level single movements in a pre-determined, sequenced design. This often is characteristic of the traditional strength training model. This is not to say it is not a good model, as it is a necessary component for strength gains, hypertrophy, and neuro-control. When performed correctly, there is a learned concept to blocked training and enhances movement patterns, but to a limit, as the repetitiveness does not promote the randomness of movement variability.
Weight vest training is on the rise. The concept is simple: increasing your body weight 10-15% will help you reach whatever goals you’ve set for yourself quicker. Weight vest training gives you the ability to see increases in strength, performance, and endurance as well as burn more calories and that is just the beginning of the list. There are many ways to incorporate a weighted vest into your workouts.
Combining weights with compression fabrics is an innovation that was a break through in weight vests. Designed based on a utility patent for holding weights tight to the body during any exercise while still allowing the chest to expand for breathing, Hyperwear’s Hyper Vest PRO originated the weighted compression gear category.
As an outdoor training specialist, I recognize our most popular client workout , hands down, is our SandBell® Boot Camp. This cardio busting and calorie scorching session is conducted on the shoreline and majestic dunes of Lake Michigan’s “Sunset Coast” in Southwest Michigan.
Summer is the time for outdoor workouts. Getting outside is healthy and Hyperwear has the perfect fitness equipment for outdoor workouts. For motivation and success, sign up for a bootcamp and have a fitness goal. Preparation for an obstacle race like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, or a road race or trail running event, can give you the incentive to make your workout a habit.
You do not need a lot of expensive equipment and a gym membership to build an amazing body. It just takes the right program and effort. Plus some simple tools to amp up your results like the Hyper Vest PRO weight vest. Bodyweight exercises and weight vests go together in a winning combination. BJ Gaddour, who Men’s Health Magazine listed as one of the top 100 fittest men of all time, has written a definitive guide to show the amazing results you can get with bodyweight training.
We are in the midst of the 2014 NBA playoffs, inching closer and closer to the finals and the heat is on! So far the Indiana Pacers are tied against the Heat—why do I highlight the Indiana Pacers? They are one of the NBA teams that have used our Hyperwear® SandBell® in training, along with the Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers. The use of our SandBells amongst these notable NBA teams started back around 2010.