Essentials - Keiser Resistance Training

By Ty Sevin, Aug 31, 2021

Keiser Essentials is an introduction to Keiser's Resistance Training Platform including the history, the science behind our technology, the anatomy of our equipment, and how to maximize the use of Keiser Technology. 

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Keiser Essentials Outline

1. Introduction

  • What is Resistance Training
  • The Status Quo
  • What is Keiser's Pneumatic Technology?

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2. The Keiser Resistance Platform

  • The Three Keiser Resistance Training Platforms
  • Dynamic Variable Resistance –Why Is It Important?
  • Types of Resistance Curves

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3. Anatomy of the Machine

  • The Heart – Keiser Air Compressor
  • The Arteries – Keiser Air Supply System
  • The Muscles – Keiser Pneumatic Cylinders
  • Keiser Resistance Controls
  • The Tendons – Keiser Linkage System
  • The Skeleton – Keiser Unit Frame
  • The Brain – Keiser Pneumatic Processor
  • The Eyes – Keiser Display
  • Keiser Chip System and Integrated Technology
  • The Keiser System

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4. Why Does the Type of Resistance Matter

  • The Role of Inertia
  • A Pound Is Not Always a Pound
  • The Force and Muscle Activation Killer – Momentum
  • Collateral Damage to the Human Body

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5. Keiser Testing Protocols

  • Strength Protocol and Procedures
  • Power Protocol and Procedures
  • Speed Protocol and Procedures

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6. The Five Trainable Qualities

  • The Five Qualities
  • Training Themes

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7. Human Body Systems and Adaptation

  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Skeletal System
  • Energy Systems

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8. The Research Behind Keiser Pneumatics

  • Acute Adaptation Comparisons
  • Chronic Adaptation Comparisons
  • Discussion

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9. Market Applications

  • Health Clubs
  • Sports Performance
  • Medical/Rehabilitation
  • Older Adult
  • Government
  • Hospitality

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10. Summary of Advantages

  • Versatility
  • Usability
  • Safety and Education
  • Testing Capabilities

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Commonly Asked Questions

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About the author

Ty Sevin

Director of Human Performance, Education and Research

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With over 25 years of coaching experience at both the collegiate and Olympic levels, Ty Sevin is one of the most influential track and field coaches in the country. Ty has worked for the United States Olympic Committee, serving as the Director of the Track and Field Residency Program at the USOC Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. He has also served as an assistant coach for Team USA on three separate occasions, for both the men’s and women’s teams. Ty himself was a four-time U.S. Olympics Trials qualifier in javelin. Ty most recently spent four years as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Texas at Austin for both the men’s and women’s track and field teams. Prior to that, he led the men’s and women’s track and cross-country teams at the University of New Orleans and McNeese State.

Currently, Ty applies his vast industry experience to the role of Director of Human Performance, Research and Education for Keiser Corporation, where he consults with college and professional sports teams regarding the utilization of Keiser strength equipment. He is also responsible for creating educational curriculum relating to human performance and overseeing Keiser research projects