Keiser Congratulates World Cup Winners
Keiser congratulates Germany on winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Mario Götze’s goal in extra time was the difference in a thrilling 1-0 victory over Argentina.
The success is also a source of pride for everyone at Keiser. For ten years, the Deutscher Fussball Bund, Germany’s soccer governing body, have utilized Keiser’s pneumatic resistance equipment and eddy current M3 indoor fitness cycles for the training of Germany’s National team players.
The association began in 2004 under then head coach Jürgen Klinsmann who engaged Athletes’ Performance and its founder Mark Verstegen to train the German National Team. The association and use of Keiser has continued under current head coach Joachim Low.
Result have been noticeable. In one article about Germany’s World Cup success, a journalist wrote, “The Germans' superior fitness carried them past opponents who were running on empty.”
Behind the scenes, Germany’s Fitness Coach Shad Forsyth has done yeoman’s work with the players. One emphasis of Forsyth’s work has been to build power. “The combination of strength and speed are the major components of power,” he explained recently to an interviewer. “If a player is powerful and has proper technique they will have speed.” Forsyth commented prior to the World Cup that having many of Germany’s top teams use Keiser equipment helped his efforts.
In addition to Keiser’s California based manufacturing unit, support for the DFB has been provided by Marc Peters of Keiser Europe.