What is Sport Maniac?
The Sport Maniac delivers customized, sport-specific fitness programs
via a patented computer program through an interactive Web Site.
The athlete's sport, goals, age, height and weight are entered
into the Web Site. Optional information that the athlete may choose to
enter includes medical history. strength, flexibility, functional
measurements, and psychological exercise profile. Thus the fitness
program takes into consideration not just the sport specific
requirements, but also can be adjusted for an individual's baseline
strength and flexibility as well as to the athlete's exercise
The athlete's customized fitness program is then delivered
through the Internet. The athlete tracks his/her actual performance of
their fitness program on the Web. At the end of each 4-week period, the
athlete receives graphs of his/her strength improvements along with
his/her fitness program for the next four weeks.
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See video of testimonials of other athletes that have proven results
using our fitness programs.
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Our patent-pending process is based on sound research and scientifically
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science behind the service here
Does the Sport Maniac Conditioning Make a Difference?
You bet it does!!
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on successful results
The need for the Sport Maniac came from years of experience and international
lectures given by the content developers of the Sport Maniac. When
giving lectures, people asked great questions about how they could to go
about conditioning athletes: recreational, elite and professional
athletes. They asked how to create optimal programs. How can every
athlete, regardless of whether they are a recreational or professional
athlete, get the very best customized program?? And how can the
conditioning programs be delivered in a cost-effective manner?
We realize it is not feasible for every athlete to travel to one
of the world's elite scientific conditioning centers – nor is it feasible for
every athlete to spend hundreds of dollars on their conditioning
programs. These conditioning programs must be available and cost-effective.
Based upon this need, the Content Development Team
of the Sport Maniac invented a process by which information relevant to an
individual’s conditioning program is entered into a computer and the computer
then selects the optimal conditioning program for the athlete. This is the
patented process that allows delivery of low-cost conditioning programs
to all athletes.
What is Conditioning?
Most people envision a weight room and huge, heavy weights when the word
‘conditioning’ is heard. And, yes, that may be a part of your sport
specific conditioning program – a small part of it. Conditioning also
entails small weights that focus on precise muscles required by your sport
as well as exercises focused at the stability muscles of your arms, trunk
and legs. Conditioning encompasses flexibility exercises, cardiovascular
work, agility, balance and speed work, along with exercises designed to
develop power and plyometrics.
An appropriate conditioning program takes into consideration the sequence
and timing of exercises. We know that you need to have stability and
a certain level of strength before you proceed to power exercises.
We realize that without specific flexibility measurements, you won’t
be able to attain certain functional motions. If you proceed to power
and plyometrics before attaining a certain level of strength and flexibility,
not only do you increase your risk for injury, but you minimize your
chances for optimal performance.
The optimal conditioning program encompasses motor learning theory -- how do
muscles best learn? What kinds of exercises do you do pre-season, in-season
and post-season? If you condition a muscle one way, and then expect it to
perform differently on the field, what will your success rate be? If your
performance expectation is to sprint from home to first base, would you be
best served to have a cardiovascular program consisting of long distance
running or would it be better to perform a different motor activity such as
stationary bicycling? You’d hate to train your muscles to do the long
distance running for cardiovascular reasons and then functionally expect
them to sprint during a game. You may be better off to keep the motor
learning for the distance/cardiovascular training a separate motor sequence.
At What Ages Do You Condition?
Flexibility, stability and strength are all part of the developmental
process in youth. Cardiovascular training as well as agility, balance,
speed and coordination are also part of that process. We’d like youth of
all ages to be fit. As a matter of fact, Youth Fitness is a very hot agenda
item for The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
A point to keep in mind is that strength training and conditioning are
not the same as weight lifting – which is a competitive sport involving
raising heavy barbells. Youth who have not reached their full growth--meaning
the growth plates in their bones have not closed--should not be power-lifters
because they risk damage to their bones, muscles and tendons. Yet weight
training is safe at any age if proper technique and weight limits are used.
A weight training program should be supervised by competent individuals.
For the purposes of the initial launch of the Sport Maniac, however, we
ask that the athlete be 13 years of age or older.
At What Age Do You Stop Conditioning?
Never. Never ever stop. Research has shown that proper conditioning
improves muscle mass, functionality and general overall health at all ages.
What the Conditioning Programs Include:
- The fitness programs encompass exercises for flexibility, strengthening,
endurance, agility, balance, speed, plyometrics and power.
- Please see our demonstration for samples of what
your exercise log sheets and progress graphs look like.
- You will be able to track your stats, functional gains, weekly play volume
and any injuries.
- The subscribing members of the Sport Maniac also have access to message
boards, training buddies, webinars, articles, and interactive chat rooms
with elite athletes, trainers and coaches as well as our on-line store.
- In the future, the Sport Maniac will include nutrition.
- You also have the option to subscribe to one of our Internet Trainers
Sports Currently Available:
- Additional Sports will be available in the near future.
Speciality Fitness Groups Available:
- Just for Women
- Additional specialty fitness groups will also be available in the near future.
Subscribe to the Sport Maniac!!
The first 3 months are $37.95/month and the subsequent monthly rate is $34.95.
When you subscribe to the Sport Maniac, the first three months of your conditioning program
are automatically billed to your credit card ($113.85). Ninety days after you enroll,
and every subsequent 30 days, your credit card will be billed $34.95. If you choose to opt out
of your customized conditioning program, you may do so at the end of the first 90 days by clicking
on 'Opt Out'
- If you opt for the Internet Trainer, the fee is an additional $74.95/month. Your internet trainer
will have weekly email contact regarding your progress and your questions.
- If you opt for a Hands-On Certified Sport Maniac Trainer, we will provide you with a list of
trainers in your geographical area. Fees vary according to location for the Hands-On Trainer.
We look forward to working with you!