We are proud to present that the Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade has chosen flywheel training with the kBox to enhance their training. The kBox is a versatile tool for the fire men since the firemen goes through different phases with regular strength training, performance training and rehabilitation depending on injuries, tasks and performance. We are have to serve those that serve us! good luck with the training!
Picture showing the firemen at Katarina Fire Dep. doing some kBox training during the introduction seminar. For more info how the kBox can facilitate and improve your training, contact Exxentric, Sweden.
We are glad to be able to announce we now have Perform Better as a reseller in the UK. Perform Better has been around a long time and is the no.1 reseller for performance equipment in the UK. Welcome aboard PB!
We are kicking off our cooperation already in april 30th when Exxentric will attend their booth in the Science and Football Conference, at Soccerdome, London. See you there!
Our reseller in the Netherlands, Fyzzio, is arranging free introduction courses to their FyzzioKinetic concept where flywheel and kBox is a vital part. Sign up on their webpage! a free one day course covering the newest forms of training, why miss that?
We are proud to announce that we have received a special invitation to showcase the kBox and associated training methodology during the European Horizontal Jumps and Hurdle Symposium in Falun-Sweden, 8-10 November. The symposium is one in a series of summits arranged by European Athletics. It will draw attendance from top athletic coaches, leaders and practitioners from more than 20 countries all over the world.
Vacation? Now you can try kBox training in the Canary Islands. Visit Training Room Health & Wellness Centre in Las Palmas to get a real nice flywheel work out. Visit their webpage and Facebook for more info.
November 7th our reseller Rehab Belgium arrange a workshop, free of charge, for all interested in flywheel training and the kBox. David Bombeke will be talking about how you can use the kBox for different purposes. Great chance to see and try the kBox! Download invitation.
Interview [english] with Djurgarden physical coaches Jordi Gonzalez (A-team) and Victor Stoltz (U17/19) abouth their kBox training. Also show training footage from the in-files training where they combin high-intensity resistance training on kBox with SmartCoach monitoring and high-speed soccer-specific sprints and training. Click image to play or here.
Today we can officially declare Fyzzio as our new reseller in Holland. We have worked closed with them since the start so they already know our products very well and been a great contributor in our development. They will surely be able to help you in the best way if you have questions or want a kBox demo. See our Resellers page for more contact info.
Last week we started shipping our new kBox 2.5. It looks great and feels great. Improvements are for example:
- new lower tower which is also place towards the edge to give more space on top. It also has a much smoother indexation and it is now a pure pleasure to use it.
- new design with brown color and black high friction mat that is not getting slippery when wet.
- hexagonal axis fo easier fitting and changing of flywheels which is much easier now.
- new reel with lower weight, smaller size and a snap shackle instead of closing hook which gives a deeper motion in the squat for example.
- flywheels are now 0.025 and 0.050 kgm2 and now much easier to calculate inertia to put into SmartCoach. This also means you only need one light flywheel insted of two as you did before. The old flywheels fit the new kBox so if you upgrade to a kBox 2.5 you don’t have to buy new flywheels.
Pictures can be seen here. Contact us or our resellers if you have any questions.
This has been a great year for the kBox and flywheel training in the European soccer leagues. There are now kBoxes with professional teams in the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League and of course, Allsvenskan, our swedish counterpart. Thanks to the dialogue with the experianced and professional staff working with S&C in the different teams we have come up with many ideas for new applications and products, and we are thankful for that.
Do you want to find out why they use flywheel training devices from Exxentric? just send us a mail, check our videos or read the science page.
Exxentric will be working internationally this summer when we attend the ECSS Conference in Barcelona June 26-29th. We will co-host booth #91 together with Iberian Sportech and SmartCoach/Exentrix. We look forward to meet many prominent trainers and researcher and also to show our products and our nice integration with the SmartCoach feedback system. You have to keep busy to stay ahead.
Cinematic kBox teaser with Jimmy Lidberg, swedish wrestler and bronze medalist at London 2012 that used the kBox is his preparations for the Olympic Games.
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Project Brännkyrka together with the Stockholm Fire Brigade has started! Earlier studies (1, 2) with firemen have shown that eccentric training is effective in counteracting patellar tendinopathy. In ‘Project Brännkyrka” we want to enable eccentric training in the firemen’s regular training at their fire station in Brännkyrka (known from the reality show on TV4, “112 – på liv och död“). The stations 28 firemen will now work out with the kBox regularly for 12 weeks. The aims of the study is to lower frequency of patellar pain, attenuate training quality, intensity and volume and increase strength in hip and leg extensors. Here is a more thorough description of the study. So far the response have been very positive and we are very glad to be able to work together with Brännkyrka fire station in this project.
We are proud to present our new cooperation with SmartCoach, a innovative and well-established company developing feedback systems for resistance training. As from now all kBoxes will be delivered with a sensor installed from factory and will be ready to connect to SmartCoach different feedback systems. This gives our customers a great opportunity for an even more scientific and exact approach to their training.
Full press release in swedish
Another press release in swedish launching the Exxentric method. In the future all press releases will be in english but I think you can manage pretty well with Google translate in the meantime.
Exxentric got a new CEO, Erik Lindberg. Here is the full press release in swedish.
Aftonbladet interview with CSKA and Swedish national soccer team players Rasmus Elm and Pontus Wernbloom. Elm (translated) “I have had muscle soreness in parts of the thigh I have never felt before”. That’s sounds like the kBox alright.
Djurgårdens IF is one of the swedish sport clubs with the longest and finest history with branches into almost every sport known to man. The club resides in the capital of Sweden and their tagline “The pride of Stockholm” isn’t for nothing.
Their soccer team, that plays in the Swedish premier league (Allsvenskan), has brought up a number of national and international soccer stars. As a step in the vision for 2015 to become the best soccer club in the Nordic countries they have changed a lot of things in their training and one thing is bringing in flywheel training. We are happy that we can help them on their quest. Click the image below for video from their training sessions:
A meta-analysis from 2009 including 20 studies shows higher increases in total and eccentric muscle strength and higher increases in muscle mass and cross-sectional area with high-intensity eccentric training.
“Meta-analyses showed that when eccentric exercise was performed at higher intensities compared with concentric training, total strength and eccentric strength increased more significantly.”
“..the superiority of eccentric training to increase muscle strength and mass appears to be related to the higher loads developed during eccentric contractions”
This is when we say, “told you so!”.
Check out full text article here or abstract at Pubmed here
CSA (muscle size) and force are to common outcomes in studies related to strength (strength training, protein supplements and so on). Since we develop tools for athletes and people that want to perform we like studies that have functional outcomes in performance. This german study showed significant increase in CSA and jump height for concentric + eccentric training with eccentric overload, with benefits over traditional concentric-eccentric training. Another interesting thing is that they saw an increased expression on mRNA for MHC IIX and glycolytic enzymes and an increased CSA for typ IIx fibres. What this means? it means that the overloaded muscle after the training perioded had transformed into a faster muscle! The authors draws the conclusion that this type of training is good for explosive and fast sports. We think they are right.
kBox is for both heavy resistance training and hypertrophy but also nice for faster power training. Here is the track and field athlete Daniele Cardinale doing high speed squats with unilateral exxentric overload. Compared to power squats with a low loaded barbell you have shorter time between concentric reps since you don’t lift as much from the floor. This is thanks to the variable resistance which increase effectiveness and also lower risk of injury when landing. Enjoy.
2012-11-22 Exxentric launches cooperation with the well known Swedish retail company Budo & Fitness to further spread the advantages of the Exxentric Method. The Exxentric Method is taking advantage of the well documented benefits of flywheel training to add an edge to resistance training programmes for both ordinary people, patients and athletes.
kBox at Budo & Fitness webpage
Full press release (Swedish)
Article from Journal of Applied Physiology
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Here is a video showing a great deal of exercises in the same time as the key elements of flywheel training is explained. Inertia, eccentric overload, variable and unlimited resistance are some basic concepts when it comes to flywheel training and after this 7 minute long introduction you will have a basic understanding of this type of training and why it is so efficient.
Saturday 17th of November we co-arrange a workshop in Eccentric Training together with Exentrix with the focus on Elite Soccer. If you are interested in attending just send an e-mail to email@example.com. The event is free of charge and hours are about 12-15 with coffee and lectures and after that we offer testing and demo of the newest products in functional resistance training and eccentric training. Welcome.
See inviatation at SFSF