Slacktrainer by Slackstar (www.slackstar.de)
With their fitness equipment “Slacktrainer” the company “Slackstar” (www.slackstar.de) presents a stationary training solution with two slacklines. Normally you would see slacklines e.g. in public places as sport equipment, taken up between two trees, where it is used as balance tool or to do artistic stunts.
The Slacktrainer offers the option to design a various training programm for coordination and stabilization on to slacks, which are tightened in a wooden frame. One the one side this kind of training is highly valuable for diverse sport disciplines, on the other hand it produces results for rehabilitaiton.
Goal of a training with the Slacktrainer are the improvement of the “sensorimor system” of the body, which means the perception of impulses, their transmission through nervous system and spinal cord and their processing in the brain (1). With training of sensorimotor system you improve reflexes, coordination and stability, what means, in the end, an improvement of sportive capacity and a lowering of the risk of injuries (2).
More information about the Slacktrainer on www.slackstar.de
More information about sensorimotor training with the Slacktrainer:
(1) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensomotorik, access on 10/16/2011
(2) Hannspeter Meier, Möglichkeiten des sensomotorischen Trainings – Slacktraining, Leistungssport, Philippka Sportverlag, Ausgabe 5, September 2011, p. 42-45
More information about effects of sensorimotor training
Springerlink: Impact of sensorimotor training on the rate of force development and neural activation (http://www.springerlink.com/content/87ukyafewr4w6nhq/)
Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin: Gollhofer A et al, motor control and injury prevention, Deutsche Zeitschrif für Sportmedizin, Jahrgang 57 Nr. 11/12 (2006), p. 266-270
More information about sensorimotor training with sling suspension systems
SAGE Journals Online: The effects of sensorimotor training on knee proprioception and function for patients with knee osteoarthritis: a preliminary report (http://cre.sagepub.com/content/22/5/448.short)