Nordic Combined athletes train with Halo Sport to improve endurance and power for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics
Bryan and Taylor Fletcher draw on brain-driven gains to master winter's most challenging event
Ski jump training requires maximizing the value of each run.
Because of time limitations (i.e. chair rides, setup time, unpredictable weather) and high risk of injury (i.e. speeds exceeding 100m per second), ski jump training is designed to get the most out of the fewest number of sessions.
Executive Vice President of Athletics
Halo Sport optimizes Olympic ski jump training.
In order to improve training efficiency and accelerate skill acquisition, Neuropriming™ was paired with a training program focused on improving the power and smoothness of athletes' jumps.
As ski jumpers learn to maximize efficient energy transfer, their propulsive force increases and entropy decreases during the jumping motion.
13% additional gains in propulsion force and 11% additional gains in jump smoothness in seven athletes after 4 weeks
The athletes who trained with Halo Sport saw an additional 13% improvement of propulsion force compared to baseline.
Halo athletes also gained an additional 11% of jump smoothness over baseline.
Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen
Sports Science Advisor
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association