INEOS TEAM UK are using the Technogym market-leading fitness equipment, Excite Top, to train upper body and improve fitness, muscular strength and endurance. With multiple training options, Excite Top is incredibly versatile in both design and functionality, enabling athletes to train specific muscle chains by changing the position of the rotating handles, varying the height of the hand cranks and adjusting the length of the telescopic arms.
INEOS TEAM UK Head of Human Performance, Ben Williams comments, commented, “The introduction of the new AC75 class for the 36th Americas Cup has brought many changes, but one area that won’t differ is the need for huge amounts of human power on the boat, one of the biggest gains on race day will be winning the physical contest, the man-to-man battle, between the teams”.
“Everything below the water on the AC75 will be powered by battery, above the water it’s down to the crew to create power through grinding pedestals. Therefore, we are delighted to have Technogym supplying the team with the Excite Top, it’s a key piece of gym equipment that will enable the crew to work on their maximum strength development and increase cardiovascular levels whilst retaining analytical information to improve their ongoing performance”, adds Ben.
Craig Swyer, Technogym Marketing Director, commented on the announcement saying,
“Technogym are delighted to be partnering with INEOS TEAM UK and supporting them in their challenge to bring the 36th America’s Cup home to Britain. The partnership with INEOS TEAM UK is one that aligns perfectly with Technogym’s position as the brand of choice by professional athletes, clubs and facilities”.