"A Revolutionary Patented Training Method "

About Topspin360

Before the patented TopSpin360 training method, the most common way to strengthen your neck was with a device called the 4-way neck machine. This method, however, only trains the muscles to generate force by pushing against a static resistance at a slow contraction speed. Just as you cannot effectively train for the 100m dash by running multiple marathons, you cannot effectively prepare your neck to absorb sudden concussive blows by slowly pushing against a heavy weight stack in a single direction.

 

This is why we came up with the TopSpin360 – to develop a method of training the neck that is consistent with the science on how to prevent concussion. It is our mission to decrease the risk of concussion through this revolutionary patented training method that increases static and dynamic neck strength. See the demonstration video below.

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Products

SAFE! The TopSpin360 uses self generated centripetal force, it is inherently safe as individuals can only spin the weight as fast as their neck muscles can work, and like a hulahoop, the weight stops spinning if those muscles fatigue or lose coordination

Improves strength in all three planes of neck motion.

The TopSpin360 is our flagship dynamic neck training device. This is the first, truly multiplanar* neuromuscular training device that strengthens the neck dynamically through self-generated centripetal force. The faster the individual spins the weight, the more centripetal force is generated and the faster and stronger the neck muscles must contract and respond to keep the head stable on the body, training the muscles to protect the head from sudden impulse loads.

*(improves flexion/extension, side flexion AND rotation strength)

  • Low friction dual-bearing system for improved training response and stability
  • Rigid, lightweight design
  • Fully adjustable inflation helmet
  • Bluetooth ™ Low Energy device and high capacity battery, provides weeks of training between charges
  • Custom training app through Google Play and the Apple App store

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Our Projects

TopSpin360 is currently being used by numerous professional sports teams and researchers throughout North America.

“It’s something we take very seriously. We need to make our contact sports safer and we hope that this is something that will strengthen our players’ necks and help reduce concussions.”

 

- Western University Football Team Head Coach Greg Marshall

 

The Western University Football team is currently using the Topspin 360 device to train its football players in an effort to significantly reduce the number of concussions. Players on the team train with the device in the pre-season and the team’s medical staff continue to carefully monitor any concussions throughout the season.

Research

There are a number of flaws with the most common method of strengthening your neck: the 4-way neck machine. First, it only trains the muscles to generate force by pushing against a static resistance at a slow contraction speed. Second, the 4-way neck machine, only trains the neck in 4 directions (flexion, extension, right and left side flexion) and does not train rotation, or any other oblique angle for that matter. Blows to the head or body that cause concussion require the neck muslces to react reflexively, contracting quickly to absorb the force. This requires dynamic neck strengthening that is truly multiplanar. The TopSpin 360 improves multiplanar static and dynamic neck strength.

“For every one pound increase in neck strength, odds of concussion decrease by 5%. We conclude that identifying differences in overall neck strength may be useful in developing a screening tool to determine risk of concussion.”

 

Collins, C. L., Fletcher, E. N., Fields, S. K., Kluchurosky, L., Rohrkemper, M. K., Comstock, R. D., & Cantu, R. C. (2014). Neck Strength: A Protective Factor Reducing Risk for Concussion in High School Sports. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 35(5), 309–319. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-014-0355-2

“Neuromuscular training designed to enhance cervical muscle dynamic responses may be a more suitable and effective approach than strength training to reduce the odds of sustaining high-magnitude head impacts among football athletes.”

 

Schmidt, J. D., Guskiewicz, K. M., Blackburn, J. T., Mihalik, J. P., Siegmund, G. P., & Marshall, S. W. (2014). The Influence of Cervical Muscle Characteristics on Head Impact Biomechanics in Football. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(9), 2056–2066. http://doi.org/10.1177/0363546514536685

“In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that greater neck strength accentuates the head’s dynamic response to external forces. These relationships hold true in all planes of head motion and across the age spectrum in athletes of both sexes.”

 

Eckner, J. T., Oh, Y. K., Joshi, M. S., Richardson, J. K., & Ashton-Miller, J. A. (2014). Effect of Neck Muscle Strength and Anticipatory Cervical Muscle Activation on the Kinematic Response of the Head to Impulsive Loads. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. http://doi.org/10.1177/0363546513517869

Techcellence AWARD in Innovation for 2016

AWARD for Innovation for 2016

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