2/25/06 The mountains come to the Midwest as Colorado Altitude Training and Speed Strength team together to provide cutting-edge training for top players in the NFL Combine
(Boulder, CO) The world leader in altitude simulation systems for athletes, thoroughbred racehorses, and research institutes, Colorado Altitude Training ™ (CAT) has combined efforts with Speed Strength Systems, Inc. in Euclid, Ohio to help NFL draftees excel at the NFL Combine with the installation of a Colorado Exercise Room (CER). The CER is a revolutionary product utilizing hypoxic air that allows athletes to train at simulated altitudes as high as 11,000 ft anywhere in the world.
For NFL draftees the well-known and documented benefits of altitude training are being used to prepare them for the individual skill assessment drills that will be administered at the NFL Combine and on Campus Pro Day. This demanding process takes the athletes through rigorous agility, movement, and speed assessment drills administered by NFL team representatives. The purpose of the drills is to measure the player's raw athletic ability by testing the athlete's maximum exertion level during each drill with minimum recovery time between drills. The players performing these drills will feel the effect of lactate accumulation (muscle burn), oxygen debt, and fatigue.
By utilizing the CER and high altitude training, athletes are able to resist fatigue through lactic acid buffering, faster recovery, improved endurance, and increased lean body mass. All of these factors contribute significantly to improve the output and effort the athletes will be able to maintain during the Combine drills.
"The response has been incredible! All of our Combine athletes feel like they are recovering quicker day-to-day and hour-to-hour!! They are experiencing less soreness and muscle breakdown than previous bouts of training done at lower intensities!" Eric Lichter, Co owner of Speed Strength Systems, Inc.
The following 06' NFL Combine participants have been exercising in the CER with great satisfaction:
Donte Whitner - OHIO STATE Nate Salley - OHIO STATE Anthony Schlegel - OHIO STATE Derrick Martin - UNIV OF WYOMING Barry Cofield - NORTHWESTERN Rob Sims - OHIO STATE Matthew Rice - PENN STATE Adam Stenavich - MICHIGAN
"The CER has become an integral part of my Combine preparation. Training at altitude has definitely helped decrease my recovery time and has increased my ability to resist fatigue following my workouts." Donte Whitner - Ohio State University, highest ranked safety in upcoming draft
"We are tremendously excited about the significant impact on the draftees. By utilizing the CER there is a tremendous potential that they will be able to move up a number of places in the upcoming draft. In addition, these soon-to-be NFL rookies will become the latest advocates of altitude training in the NFL." Charles D. Mitelhaus, VP Sales and Marketing, Colorado Altitude Training
About Speed Strength: Established in 2000, Speed Strength Systems, Inc., has developed into the Midwest's premier training facility, assisting professional and amateur athletes of all levels in aspects of training and conditioning, including: strength training; high school, collegiate and professional individual and team training; training for executives; dieting and sports injuries and rehabilitation; and more. This years NFL draft clients include; Anthony Schlegel (Ohio State), Bobby Carpenter (Ohio State), Donte Whitner (Ohio State), Nate Salley (Ohio State), Rob Sims (Ohio State), Adam Stenavich (University of Michigan), Pierre Woods (University of Michigan), Matthew Rice (Penn State University), Derrick Martin (University of Wyoming), Barry Cofield (Northwestern University), Jerod Void (Purdue University), PJ Pope (Bowling Green State University), Erik Davis (University of Vanderbilt), Ed Blanton (UCLA), Ben Ishola (University of Indiana), Kyle McKenzie (University of Minnesota) Anthony Jordan (University of Toledo), Keon Jackson (University of Toledo), David Thomas (University of Toledo), Michael Brown Jr (Howard University), and Harry Carter (Duquesne University).
About Colorado Altitude Training: CAT is the world leader in hypoxic altitude simulation and training. Located in Boulder, Colorado, and with distributors worldwide, CAT has been selected by some of the most influential leaders in sports including: Nike; Olympic Training Centers; US Speedskating, and professional sports teams such as the T-Mobile Cycling Team, Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Team, National Triathlon teams, and Brian Urlacher, the NFLs defensive player of the year. They have chosen CAT because of superior technology, comfort, easy altitude control, customer service, and an elite scientific advisory board containing renowned experts in altitude physiology. For further information about hypoxic altitude simulation, altitude tents, and other sponsored athletes contact: Rip Young at CAT 303.440.4102 x 122, or visit the website at www.altitudetraining.com.
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