The ATI Strength Shoe is the perfect training tool for serious athletes looking to gain that explosive edge. Based on plyometric training disciplines, Strength Shoes are designed to augment an athlete's standard workout through the strategic application of plyometric exercises.
The Strength Shoes come with a 52-week in-season\off-season training program, designed around the shoes with serious athletes in mind. By following the training program provided by ATI, athletes can increase their vertical jump height, sprinting speed, reactive strength, maximum power output, and coordination.
This is possible because the Strength Shoe is far from an ordinary sneaker. It features an abrasion-resistant rubber cupsole beneath a lightweight rubber pedestal. The cupsole offers increased stability and traction, for both indoor and outdoor workouts, while the true power behind the shoe comes from the rubber pedestal.
By elevating the toe, the strength shoe forces athletes to shift their weight to the front of their foot. This shift in weight puts additional strain on the calf muscles, which react by growing in length and size. Using ATI's plyometric training program designed for the shoes, which comes on an HD-DVD and laminated card, athletes can utilize the muscle isolation created by the shoe to build fast-twitch muscle fibers in the calves. These muscle fibers are what give your muscles their explosive power. Increasing the number of fast-twitch fibers in your calves can make you jump higher, sprint faster, and allow you to pull off those turf-tearing cuts.
The 2012 edition of the training shoes also feature a lightweight polyurethane upper with an air mesh tongue that provides superior breathability and mobility than its predecessors.
To round off your strength-building regimen, ATI also provides a full series of training gear to supplement the Strength Shoes. Weighted shorts, vest, and gloves all build endurance as you train, and provide an edge in total-body muscle development. Additional 5-lb. weight packs can be purchased for the shorts and vest, which come with enough weights to start building muscle, and enough room to keep challenging yourself.
For serious athletes with an understanding of training and a desire to improve, strength gear is an indispensable tool. And as any athlete can tell you, the slightest competitive edge can make the winning difference. The ATI Strength Shoe is designed to give you that edge.