I have a big question about training with resistance bands for speed. Yes, you heard me right, using resistance bands. You've probably never heard of this, but it is out there.
I read on a website called athleticquickness.com that strength training and plyometrics does not give you more speed, but more strength. They claimed that those things actually can make you slower and that they condition your slow twitch muscle fibers.
They claim that to become faster, you need to condition your fast twitch muscle fibers, and both the aforementioned ways (plyos and strength) increase strength only.
So, in order to do this, they say you need to use isometric training with a resistance band. They claim that this is the only way to get speed. It is also supposed to come quickly. They claim within the first 14 days you should notice significant speed progress.
They also state that this applies to other things, like golf swings, jumping height, swinging speed, kicking farther, and throwing a ball farther, among other things.
They also claim that the primary muscle group involved in the running process, the thigh flexor muscles, are overlooked by every speed training program and in order to become faster you need to condition these muscles for speed.
So they provide you with a booklet and 2 resistance bands, they have 5 workouts, 3 for forward speed and 2 for lateral speed.
They claim that when you isometrically train the muscles using the resistance bands they give you, which they say mostly resemble skeletal muscle tissue, that your muscles will "download" the elastic properties of the rubber band and contract quicker as a rubber band would if you were to stretch it out and let one side go.
Also, they state that training should be no longer than 15-30 minutes, anything much longer is endurance training.
You're only to use 60-70% of your strength as well.
Well I bought the program, and did 60-70% for 2 weeks. No results. I told them that and they said that in some cases you may need to use 100% strength, so I did that for another 3 weeks and still no results. I quit after that cause of school and frustration with the product not doing a damn thing for me.
I want someone on here who knows about speed training to examine athleticquickness.com for me, and look at what they have on there. I want to know if what they're selling is fraud or if it actually works.
I've read every testimonial on there, and there isn't one about the product not working for them, everyone praises the product and say it is the ideal way to train speed. They have quotes from a guy who scouts for the 76ers who says it works.
With all this, I am confused. I don't know if it is a fraudulant product, or if I'm doing something wrong, or if I just need to work at it a little longer.
So please, someone on here who is knowledgeable about this, please research into this for me and tell me if this is really true, or if I got ripped off, cause I don't have anymore time to waste on speed training methods that do not work.