Ercolina Upper Body Power Traction Tool Double Strength
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Caution - the ERCOLINA Double Strenght is very special even for elite skiers and difficult normal skiers can hardly appreciate it. The ERCOLINA Double Strength was built for the first time Standa REZAC. About 3 years ago asked me Standa after a Ercolina so that he can win against Jerry Ahrlin. Because Ahrlin increased during the race many times its velocity, and Standa had difficulties keeping up with him. So I have the ERCOLINA Double Strength built. Initially it was a special machine to increase the acceleration capacity. But then some biomechanical properties came to light. That is the importance of the inertial component of the simulation. Standa was very pleased when I gave him the Double Strenght; he has tried for 25 minutes in my presence, with the magnetic brake on the 4th After a few months, Standa was not impressed by Ahrlins acceleration. You can see it - a year later, standa won with a huge lead the Iser mountains run, and in the last section of the King-Ludwig-Run he was ahead 4 km away and was able to win the final sprint against Ahrlin. Standa is incredible, he is 41 years old and still as fast! Also thanks to the Ercolina Double Strenght of course! Maurice Manificat also uses the Doppia Forza with a large increase in performance year after year. Last winter he was silver medalist in Sochi. Ercolina Double Strength is the " ace in the hole " of the elite skiers.
Mounting on railings, wall bars .. (ordered separately) with Hookset # AKZHooks.
Mounting to wall with height-adjustable high regulation kit #AKZHRK ((available as accessory)
SPECIFICATIONS: Dimensions: 53 cm (74 cm maximum width) x 23 cm x 22 cm. Weight: 16 kg
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Ercolina Upper Body Power is a machine for strengthening the arms and upper body: it is used by professional athletes Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Swimming, Kayaking and much more...
- PERFECT IMITATION OF “SNOW FEEL”.
Pulling the Ercolina feels EXACTLY like double poling or diagonal poling on skis. You have to try this – no other exercise machine offers this level of fidelity and “snow feel”. This is due to the unique direct and rigid connection between the flywheel and the handle of the Ercolina Upper Body Power machine. As a result, with the Ercolina you train the exact muscles needed for XC skiing: starting with the lower and upper abdominal muscles that crunch quickly when the pole hits the snow, to the latissimus dorsi in the upper body to the triceps in your arms during main power application and follow-through and back muscles during forward swing.
- COMPLETE MOVEMENT
Thanks to the length of the cables, the Ercolina Upper Body Power machine allows for both short poling and long poling, as the user want.
It´s always nice to see skiers with a correct tecnique. This machine allow the user to exercise with all the arms movements that are possible in Cross Country Skiing.
- DIAGONAL POLING
With the Ercolina you can train diagonal poling because the machine is composed from two distinct units, one for each arm. Training diagonal poling in addition to double poling is extremely important because diagonal poling isolates the triceps and therefore requires more specific triceps strength, as well as back strength. Also, switching between double poling and diagonal poling makes your workout more varied and interesting. The Ecolina Upper Body Power machine allows the user to train correct diagonal technique: only when the user applies correctly coordinated arm movements, with both arms poling with the same force and the correct timing, will the machine roll with fluidity. When the user is off synch, the machine is not fluid which gives the user the instant feed-back needed to correct the movement.
- HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
With the optional Height Regulation Kit, (in the picture above) the user can move the machine along two vertical rails up and down. With this option different tall users can use the machine with the correct poling angle.
The rails are normally 0,5 meters long allowing a 30 centimeters regulation, but they can be customized up to 2 meters, with 170 centimeters regulation.
- SHOULDER WIDTH ADJUSTMENT
With ease it is possible to adjust the width of the machine to have a parallel arms poling.
Normally the Elite Skiers use the maximum width position because a wide arm position aids breathing.
- WIDE RANGE OF FORCE REGULATION
The Ercolina’s unique magnetic brakes allow the user to train a wide variety of conditions typical for cross country skiing. Set at the maximum, the force that must be applied is similar to the force applied in a steep uphill with no wax on the skis. A great way to build maximum strength with short intervals consisting of 5-20 sets of 5-15 repeats per set. The minimum regulation of force allows children to use the machine, without overstressing their young muscles and having great fun. Interim settings are used for interval workouts.
- EASY TO CARRY AND INSTALL
The machine weighs11 kgs, and with the optional carrying bag it can be carried to holidays or training camps: the hooks, also an option, allow the user to install the machine on a fence, a pull-up bar or a wooden board within one minute. Many elite athletes use these two options (in the picture above) to carry the machine on training camps. For example in Ramsau am Dachstein, where many Cross Country Skiing/Biathlon National Teams ski in the summer and fall, some of the hotels have wooden boards so their guest can easily install their Ercolinas.
- WIDE RANGE OF POSSIBLE EXERCISES
The machine can be used for many exercises in different positions using the two ropes with one hand , with the machine at the minimum shoulder width, well over 150 kgs of force can be applied.
- SPINE MUSCLES BALANCING, TO ELIMINATE THE BACK PAIN
Training with the Ercolina Upper Body Power machine is often effective to prevent or eliminate back pain. With correct double poling technique on the Ercolina Upper Body Power machine, the user exercises alternatively the front abdominal muscles (in the picture above - Christian Zorzi with his Ercolina) and the back spine muscles. As a result, the spine is correctly supported by these strengthened muscles which can alleviate back pain. Therefore many physiotherapists are recommending the Ercolina to build back strength and incorporate it into their physical therapy programs. Some retired elite skiers are continuing to use the Ercolina to keep their abdominal and spine muscles in good shape to eliminate or prevent back pain.