March 10, 2011 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Calgary, Canada - Carmanah Information Products Inc. announces the introduction of Zigyt(TM) v1.2 to the European soccer community with its appearance in F.C. Business magazine. Zigyt runs a user through agility training exercises using a real human voice to call out actions (e.g.: forward/back/left/right) in real-time and in random sequence.
In Europe, where soccer is called football, Mr. Nico Kolokythas Msc, Head of Strength and Conditioning at Wolverhampton University, states: "Agility is everything. Football is only agility. The aim of any training program in football should have the end aim of improving agility. In fact it should be the beginning and the end of all fitness programs."
For soccer, Zigyt has 10 drills at varying levels of difficulty. The drills are based on the classic Super Shuttle (Cross), Box (4 Cone) and Lateral Shuffle drills. Zigyt adds randomness to these drills which increases their challenge, utility and enjoyment.
Mr. Kolokythas goes on to say "In a game that depends so heavily on agility (in the form of players changing direction at high speed) developing the areas that contribute to agility (strength, flexibility and speed) is key to the overall development of agility in players."
Fitness experts have noted that agility training can be more effective if the athlete has to respond to varying directional commands as it takes away the athlete's ability to plan the next move. This is precisely what Zigyt does and so more closely mimics a real competitive situation than does executing static agility exercises.
While proper bio-mechanics of drill execution are taught by coaches, trainers and instructors, Zigyt provides a very inexpensive way for the athlete and fitness enthusiast to train on their own, any time and in a variety of settings.
Zigyt features over 20 agility drills grouped by type and degree of difficulty. Drills are also listed by the sport that they can apply to which include (but are not limited to) Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash and Hockey.
Other features of Zigyt:
* Plays both predictable and random patterns
* Rating for each drill (easy, medium, difficult)
* Instructions and diagram for each drill
* Adjustable Time Per Action (pace) for each drill
* Adjustable Time Per Action for specific actions in a drill
* Adjustable drill duration
* Save custom settings and restore default settings
* Help page to go along with each screen
* Can be used with earbuds or a docking station with speakers
* iPhone/iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later
* 2.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Zigyt 1.2 is available now in the iTunes App store under Health & Fitness. Zigyt is priced at $1.99 (with equivalent local pricing in other currencies).
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