About this project
There is nothing like The Freq Reflex available! The Freq Reflex is the only product that can improve technique and power production at the same time! We have seen athletes improve immediately with while using and have seen a significant improvement after just a few minutes of using The Freq Reflex! Our research has demonstrated that The Freq Reflex can improve performance upwards from 13.5% just 10 minutes after use with highly trained athletes!
Each Freq Reflex Kit comes with:
- 1 x Pair of one size fits all overshoes
- 1 x Pair of Knee Straps
- 1 x Set of 10lbs resistance bands in small, medium and large sizes
Additional resistance bands available
A Demonstration of our Research Day
Endurance Athlete Testimonials
How The Freq Reflex Works
The Freq Reflex works by pulling your foot up (Dorsiflexion) during walking, running and jumping exercises. This maximizes running and jumping technique which many athletes even Usain Bolt can struggle with!
By improving your movement you will not only improve technique but improve activation of the Achilles Tendon, improving strength and elasticity. This also has a big effect on muscle power, particularly the calf muscles.
By giving more control to your foot and improving the placement of landing you can improve ground contact time allowing you to move more quickly and exert more power in a shorter space of time! This also helps prevent injuries such as hamstring pulls and tears as they come under less strain.
Before the Freq Reflex, effective Dorsiflexion would take months and years to learn this skill and maintain it during explosive movement! This can totally revolutionize the way athletes train!
- During Drill Practice for Technique
- Acceleration Training & Block Starts
- Speed Training
- Speed Endurance Training
- Speed Agility Training
- Jump and Plyometric Exercises
- Preparation for Competition
- Peaking for Competition
What our Research has Shown
We conducted research into the short term effects of The Freq Reflex with well trained athletes. We tested their jumping and 30 meter sprint times before, during and after using the Freq Reflex with 10 minute rest in-between each test.
In the Jump test athletes improved by between 13.5-63% and 30 meter sprint times improved between 0.02-0.07 seconds.
This tells us using the Freq Reflex 10 minutes before competition can significantly improve performance! So yes Usain Bolt could run faster by using the Freq Reflex before he competes!
Who's Using The Freq Reflex
Some of the best track and field athletes in the UK and Ireland have been using the Freq Reflex Including;
- The UK mens' outdoor 200m champion 2014
- The Ireland womens' 200m champion
- Runner up in the recent UK indoor championships over 200m (Improving his P.B. twice during the rounds and final)
Who's The Freq Reflex For
The Freq Reflex is for anyone that runs and jumps, which means it's very beneficial for the majority of sports people. It is for all levels of athlete, from beginners and enthusiasts to the very top athletes in the world! Whether you run, jump or are just into general fitness then the Freq Reflex is suitable for you.
The founders of Speed Freq come from a strong sporting background having been full time athletes themselves they also have a BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance, accreditation in Strength and Conditioning and MSc in Strength and Conditioning between them. They have coached all levels of athlete from complete beginners to elite athletes in a range of sports.
How the Idea Developed
The Idea for the Freq Reflex came about while the inventor and founder 'Dan' was trying to find ways to improve his sprint group. He found a common issue with the majority of athletes' technique of Dorsiflexion (Toes up). Dan is a perfectionist and won't accept anything less than perfect, his mantra is "Perfect Practice Makes Perfect" due to his in depth knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy and physiology.
Dorsiflexion has a profound effect on performance when it is executed properly, it can improve acceleration, stride rate and help maintain maximum speed for longer, due to the efficiency of where force is applied and the physics of angular velocity. Teaching athletes this skill is very hard and takes time, but even when the skill is learnt it's very rarely optimal.
One day coaching an athlete in the gym, Dan thought of a way to help an athlete who was struggling with the concept more than most. He got a strong elastic band and gave the athlete an exercise to do, there was a marked improvement in the space of a couple of minutes. After sleeping on it, he experimented further the next day to even greater effect. The Challenge was then to think of a way to make the exercise more effective, practical and mobile and with large groups of athletes. So development started on The Freq Reflex!
4 years was spent on the development of the product, the challenge was to develop an overshoe which could fit all sizes and work on different types of footwear and develop a knee strap which was comfortable but effective. The other challenge was to develop the most effective method of attaching a resistance band and finding out the best length. The founders have poured their heart, soul and hard earned money into the project.
The first production run of the Freq Reflex was completed in August 2014 by a British based manufacturer and delivered to those that had pre-ordered the Freq Reflex on completion of manufacturing. Since then the Freq Reflex has slowly gained exposure and has had a big impact on athlete performances. Up until now the Freq Reflex has been sold direct to Athletes and Athletics clubs.
Whats the plan / what your pledges contribute towards
Starting off with a British based manufacturer has been a great idea, it meant that for our first production run we could ensure quality and fix things along the way quickly and easily. However this has meant that manufacturing has been very expensive. .
We have received interest from a number of retailers (Including some very large ones) who are interested in stocking the Freq Reflex. This will give us a big boost and allow us to expand. In order to make this viable we have to source a manufacturer abroad.
Manufacturing abroad in the far east can be a tricky business, which is why we are acquiring help from the right, reputable "Middle Men" to make this happen with as little risk and the maximum benefit possible.
What the middle men will do:
- Do a design analysis to make any necessary improvements to the product and optimize production techniques.
- Source the right materials from the best manufacturers
- Negotiate the best price with material suppliers
- Produce pre-production samples to be tested and approved
- Any tooling / mould creation to ensure the design meets quality standards
- Guidance from a team through the whole manufacturing process and streamline production
- Detailed quality inspection at critical points of the project
- Solid protection of intellectual property rights
- Ship the finished product to our door and smooth customs clearance.
Your pledges will not only help our dream of distributing the Freq Reflex all over the world, it will have a massive impact on the lives and performances of many athletes to come! Help us transform the landscape of sport at all levels!
What's to come / Plans!
We have a long term plan to ensure the success of Speed Freq and find new ways to help as many people as possible, by providing effective solutions based on our knowledge of exercise physiology and experience with athletes.
We are currently discussing research projects and partnerships with Universities to get more detailed evidence of the effects / benefits of the Freq Reflex in the medium and long term. We will also be looking at potential partnerships for future product development with these Universities.
Risks and challenges
We have learnt a lot over the past 5 years of product development, manufacturing, marketing and everything else involved in business. We have learnt from any mistakes made in the past and are more aware of any pitfalls, so they can be avoided. This has shaped our new strategy to minimize the amount of risks. Getting reputable middle men to provide the solutions to manufacture abroad improves our chances of receiving a quality made product in bulk. The fact that we have already manufactured in the UK has meant that we have tweaked the design accordingly which now has to be translated to the manufacturers we go with. We have also been approached by a number of retailers, which shows a demand for the product commercially. However negotiations can't take place until we know the exact production costs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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