Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Technogym trains Alinghi's muscles in Ras Al Khaimah

[Source: Technogym] Technogym, the world's leading Wellness Company is the official supplier and sponsor of Alinghi, the America's Cup defending team.

Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, will be the Host country for the 33rd America's Cup which is scheduled to start on 8 February 2010.

From October 9th, 2009 till February 10th, 2010, Technogym will train the Alinghi players at the Al Hamra Palace Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Technogym has equipped in the team base a state-of-the-art gym with equipments for strength, resistance, co-ordination and flexibility training. The latest equipment includes Kinesis circuit and its accessories that allow free movement, working the body and mind together and improves co-ordination and balance.

Other equipments include, Pure strength, Excite line, the new Vario and the unique Top Excite equipment designed specially to provide upper body work out, cardio and strength training. Wrapping it all together is the Wellness System, a compact TGS key complemented by a web module that stores workout history and results on a key.

Technogym trains Alinghi's muscles in Ras Al Khaimah. Photo copyright Technogym

Christian Dietrich, Managing Director, Technogym Emirates, said:

"Technogym has its equipment designed to fit all needs and sailing is no exception which is why we can ensure the possibility to perform hundreds of functional exercises to optimize the Alinghi team's preparation to defend the America's Cup."

"Sailing is a very complicated sport," he continues. "We have athletes with different body sizes, team members weight is ranging from 70 to 110 kg and height from 170 cm to 2 metres. The crew is made of over 30 people with very different roles within the boat: grinders, tactics, helmsman and all of them have very different training needs."

Technogym is also teaming up with several prestigious partners in different sport disciplines, working alongside the Ferrari Team in Formula 1, supplying the world's biggest football clubs including AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Ajax, Liverpool and Chelsea.

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At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The crew is made of over 30 people with very different roles within the boat: grinders, tactics, helmsman and all of them have very different training needs."

GRINDERS ???????

At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Friend of G.L. Schuyler said...

Haha Alinghi cares so much about their grinder's health that they hired trainers for them... AFTER they kicked them of the boat and put a motor in...well done, Erne$to.

At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do they need a gym? I thought they were going to do push-button sailing

At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is hilarious!

At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah hah, you all fell for it. It's an April fools joke.

Right ?

At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burst out laughing when I saw this. Priceless. Grinders? Please. Alinghi is far too "progressive" for things like athleticism and tradition. "Let the Americans sweat!"


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