The kBox targets many important aspects of developing basketball athletes' strength and is already used by several teams of the US National Basketball Association.
In basketball training, the kBox is mainly used for lower limb work for strength and speed, and hence we see a lot of squats, split squats and lateral squats but also upper body drills like rows and pulls.
Studies involving sports with focus on jumping have shown that a low volume of in-season training with flywheel squats significantly increases jumping ability without increasing the risk of tendinopathy (Gúal et al 2015). While change of direction performance has been strongly linked to eccentric strength in a study involving elite female basketball athletes (Spiteri et al 2014).
The Exxentric Harness reduces a lot of the torque and stress on the lower back which is a problem for tall athletes due to the long moment arms. Easy and safe to perform and monitor in a team setting.
Basketball teams already applying the kBox include the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA (National Basketball Association) and ZZ Leiden of the Eredivisie (Dutch Basketball League). Notable NCAA users include the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Auburn Tigers, Maryland Terrapins, Kansas State Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal.
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