Athletics At The Olympic Games

Athletics At The Olympic Games
There is always something so special about the Olympics: Athletes train for years to give their all and deliver the performance of a lifetime – often within a few seconds. With athletics being one of the most popular and long-standing events, we have put together our list of top products must-haves to help improve not only your athletic performance but your performance across all sports.

Did you know, after the Rio Olympics a total of 1122 medal sets have been awarded in Olympic Athletics, with 205 of those going to Great Britain?

Power Speed Chutes

The power-speed chute is able to provide excellent resistance when training to improve speed, stamina, strength, and acceleration. The Chute helps to strengthen calves, quads, glutes, and hamstrings. More about the Chute:

  • Built-in mesh panels prevent strings from tangling and improves stability.

  • Adjustable belt for a secure fit.

  • Suitable for distances from 10m to 200m.
    The chute can only be discharged by releasing the waistband.

  • Supplied with storage drawstring carry bag.

  • Available in medium and large chutes, measurements below:

    • Medium Chute is 40 inches (101cm) x 40 inches (101cm)

    • Large Chute is 48 inches (122cm) x 48 inches (122cm)


The EXER-GENIE® Exerciser was developed in 1961. The American Space Program was experimenting with “Fitness in Space” when a variable resistance rope friction device which was originally designed to lower people from a burning building (Sky-Genie Controlled Descent Device) was adapted to a small exercise machine and named EXER-GENIE® Exerciser. It was the first in one Muscle Movement Training System that allowed the application of multiple concepts of exercise through a range of motion.

With EXER-GENIE®, you can get a full-body workout in as little as 10 minutes, targeting every major muscle group with an EXER-GENIE® specific exercise routine. Or, isolate and target specific muscle groups to increase strength, stamina, and muscle definition.

EXER-GENIE® is versatile and small – offering a full range of fat-burning, muscle-building exercises in a tiny but potent package. We’re all about working smarter, and EXER-GENIE® is the smartest, most cost-effective, and most portable piece of exercise equipment you can buy. With the potency of a full gym in a travel-friendly package, never worry about bulky, expensive exercise machines again.

Witty Timing System

The Witty System is Microgate’s portable timing system- the compact size, anatomical shape, and innovative design makes the Witty Timing System practical, easy to use, and perfect for athletic training speed and agility training.

Graphical icons and on-screen instructions on the colour display ensure user-friendliness and ease of use. With 8 different radio frequencies to choose from, it is possible to work simultaneously with several Witty timing systems (timer and photocells) in the same training area. Various pre-configured test types are available (single tests, group tests, in-line tests, shuttles, counter, etc.) plus the user can also create customised test protocols directly on the timer. The Witty system includes:

  • 1 x timer

  • 2 x wireless photocells

  • 2 x reflectors

  • 4 x tripods

  • 1 x battery charger

  • 1 x USB cable

  • 1 x padded backpack and software


Hurdle drills help to increase a runner's flexibility, range of motion, and core strength. They are a key piece of equipment that can be integrated as part of your dynamic flexibility routine and with all other rules of running, consistency is key. Here at Perform Better, we have a variety of hurdles available, including:

Warm-Up / Recovery

Warm-up and recovery are the two most important parts of any training or exercise program. They allow for improved performance, helps to lower the risk of injury, and permits time for our body to heal itself in preparation for the next training load. Here are our top warm-up and recovery products:

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