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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 personality.

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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Testimonials

See video of testimonials of other athletes that have proven results using our fitness programs.

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Scientific Basis

Our patent-pending process is based on sound research and scientifically proven methods.

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Does the Sport Maniac Conditioning Make a Difference?

You bet it does!!

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History

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.

Programs Included

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:

  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • 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!

Patent Numbers 6,740,007 and 7,591,760 
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