How Smart Balls Can Improve Your Training
Over recent years technology has dominated the fitness community by allowing athletes to gather more in depth information on their training. The most common way is to use a wristband tracker; however brands have been evolving the tracking technology to allow you to practice your sport freely without having to worry about syncing a band to your phone.
Within this article we are going to look into some of the must-have sports technology which could help you take your training regime to the next level. In this article we are going to look into the technology created by Dribble Up. There are three types of smart balls created by Dribble Up and we are going to explore each of these further within this post:
- Smart Soccer Ball
- Smart Basket Ball
- Smart Medicine Ball
Smart Balls Soccer Ball by Dribble Up
The smart soccer ball is a great addition to any budding footballer’s kit bag and training sessions as it gives you access to resources and activities to improve your technique on the field. This football has been made from a latex bladder for enhanced durability and a PU synthetic outer for high level play. The design and inner workings of the tech ball have been AR optimised to allow the gadget to track the movements of the ball easily. The ball comes in size 4 and 5, the size 4 is suitable for children under the age of 12 and the size 5 is preferred for adults and youths 13+.
To use the ball all you would need to do is download the Dribble UP app onto your smartphone or tablet and you can be benefiting from their enhanced programs in no time. Not only can it track how you are shooting, ball control and keepie uppies are progressing, you can also learn now workouts and skills using the app by hooking your smart device up to the TV or using the stand provided.
This ball is great for a range of players as you can use it outdoors on the field or astro pitches for an authentic feel and accurate practice. But you can also practice your technique and control of the ball by using it in the comfort of your own home. This therefore makes it the best go-to training device when your coaches are not holding sessions. They are also a fantastic way of motivating yourself and friends as you can track your progress on a leader board and challenge one another.
Smart Basket Ball by Dribble Up
To start off with we have taken a look at the soccer ball created by Dribble Up, but now we are going to explore the make-up of their basketball. The smart basketball by Dribble Up has been created with the same AR efficiency which we have explored within the soccer ball and this too comes in two sizes. The smaller of the two sizes are suitable for children and the larger is ideal for older teenagers and adults due to the fact that this is an official match replica size.
On the device you can track your technique and progress during regular training sessions with your team. Or you can use the integrated classes and workout to hone your skills visually on your smart phone screen or by hooking your device up to your TV. You are able to see your movements tracked on the screen in real time in engaging and interactive games and classes performed by a qualified virtual coach.
Smart Medicine Ball by Dribble Up
The smart medicine ball comes in two weights catering for a range of experience and ability. There is s 6 pound which is recommended for beginners as it is much lighter. And there is a 10 pound ball which is more suitable for those with more experience. When purchasing the ball from the Dribble Up website you will also receive a magnet so that you can attach your phone to a hard surface so that you can work out hands free, you can also sync it to your TV and stream it on the big screen.
Within the app you can find a range of specially designed workouts to ensure that you get the most out of your session with the ball. The medicine ball routines vary in ability and intensity which allows you to cater your regime to your requirements. The additional aspect of being able to see your progress in real time is highly motivational. This is because there is a feature available in the app where you can follow interactive games and receive motivational encouragement from online coaches.
Within the app you can find a range of specially designed workouts which target areas such as the core, cardio, arms, legs and stability. These movements are split into these groups to allow you to create a routine which will suit your requirements and needs. Each exercise contains a follow along video and interactive aspects, plus the variety in ability and intensity which gives you the freedom to choose which areas you want to work on that day. Plus via the app’s tracking system you are able to attempt the same routine over a course of months or weeks and see the improvement in your speed, stamina and endurance via this feature.
This app and ball is best suited for those who want to reap the benefits of a specially designed fitness regime in the comfort of their own home. And the addition of the weighted ball will help increase your strength along with your endurance too. Therefore, with the help of Dribble Up you are able to get the quality of training provided at a gym class with the equipment in one place.
Have You Tried a Smart Ball?
Throughout this post we have taken a look into what the technology created by Dribble Up is and how their balls can help improve your training regime. From soccer to basketball to working out at the gym, the technology has spanned a wide range of sports and we expect to see this grow in the future.
However, we want to know your opinions on this type of technology, do you feel like the AR integrated balls are overrated? Should we be relying on tech to tell us when we are progressing in sports or base it on experience? Will the technology generation replace coaches in the future? Let us know over on our social media pages today!
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This article was written exclusively for Sports Fitness by Loren Astbury