What is probably of most interest to strength and conditioning coaches is simply...
“Does it work?”
According to our data, the [Tsunami Bar®] improved power in some tests to a greater extent than the combined weight training program tested.IMPROVED FUNCTIONAL POWER OVER A 5-WEEK
PERIOD : COMPARISON OF COMBINED WEIGHT
TRAINING TO FLEXIBLE BARBELL TRAINING,
ANTHONY CATERISANO , RANDOLPH HUTCHISON , CLARENCE PARKER, SCOTT JAMES, AND
STEPHEN OPSKAR - Department of Health Sciences, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
From Our Users
“The Laginator is Fantastic! After 15 to 20 minutes my students start to get the right sequence and motion of golf swing which produces a more piercing trajectory. This tool has helped my students get better and has helped me become a better teacher.”
FORMER PGA TOUR PLAYER, OWNER AND INSTRUCTOR AT GOLFRITE
“I have developed my own work out program at home with the tools. I am excited because of the immediate improvements in how I feel and hit the ball.”
“I hit the ball better off the tee and fairway, my backswing is slowed down and the tempo is good. I hit the ball much smoother now.”
“When I’m on the course I’m not worried about mechanics anymore, it’s teaching my muscles to make the same move every time.”
“I start and end all my range sessions with the Laginator since it focuses me on balance and tempo.”
Why It Works
“An athlete that is trained in the correct use of the flexible Tsunami Barbell® is able to maximize the impulse forces for only a short period of time at critical points in a lift by properly timing their concentric contractions against the acceleration of the oscillating flexible barbell.
This stimulates strength development by recruiting maximal motor units similar to lifting a 1RM and enhances speed of muscle contraction once the bar changes direction, thereby allowing the athlete to minimize their Explosive Strength Deficit (ESD) and achieve optimum Power ( Explosive Strength = The Ability to Exert Force Quickly).
Data was observed using a specialized machine, not on persons. Do not expect these exact results. Visuals are an approximation of study data.
These results are achievable with the Tsunami Barbell® using submaximal weights, moving weights at maximal speeds, stimulating stabilizer muscles and accelerating through the end of the lift. The coach can determine which joint angle corresponds to specific athletic movements and instruct the athlete in when to apply the opposing force to the downward flex of the bar.”
– Tony Caterisano, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D
The Power of
EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
The primary objective of training with a Tsunami Bar® is to enhance explosive strength, which equates to power. “Tsunami Bar® 101” is a video summary showcasing key findings from an in-depth research study conducted at Furman University in 2016. This study utilized a variable speed test machine to evaluate the performance of seven different Tsunami Bars®, each loaded with lighter weights and moved at varying speeds from slow to fast. The development of explosive strength occurs when heavy weights are moved quickly. This video demonstrates how to effectively load your Tsunami Bar® with lighter weights and move it at moderate to fast speeds, thus simulating the heavy weight equivalent required for developing explosive strength.
Tsunami Bar 101
How Tsunami Bar Works
Athletic Success & Research Summary
Level 3 Bar
Level 1 Bar
Light Plus Bar
LIGHT Bar 1
LIGHT SG Bar
Golf SS Bar
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DEVISED BY EXPERTS
Tsunami Bar® Sports has compiled a world class diverse group of experts to help test, develop and implement Tsunami Bar® products and training methods. From a multiple gold medal winning athlete to a board certified cardiologist all bases are covered.
Vince Michael Vismara
TSUNAMIBAR® Studies & Patents
Comparison of Peak Ground Reaction Force, Joint Kinetics and Kinematics, and Muscle Activity Between a Flexible and Steel Barbell During the Back Squat Exercise
91: Prediction of Ground Reaction Forces of Flexible Barbells using their Bar End Displacement
92: Comparison of Peak Ground Reaction Forces at Natural Frequencies of a Flexible Barbell
A Comparison of the Olympic Barbell to Tsunami Barbell® Force Production
Improved Functional Power Over a 5-Week Period: Comparison of Combined Weight Training to Flexible Barbell Training