On-duty military meet similar physical demands as professional athletes encounter in their respective sports. Hence, military facilities increasingly see important benefits with flywheel training.
SIMILARITY WITH SPORTS
When it comes to physical requirements, military and professional athletes have one thing in common: they always have to be in shape and ready to perform. There’s no room for mistakes and every second counts. What’s more, military members recognize their image represents their country. United States military places a lot of value in physical fitness, troops take pride in looking fit, staying strong, and being athletic. That being said, the mission always comes first and time is always of the essence. The kBox and kPulley provide the most efficient and dynamic functional training options, supporting the military’s goals of fitness and physique.
High quality and effectiveness in training is something both collectives are always after, as optimizing time is key. What’s more, their training also demands other capacities such as strategy and tactics, which they also need to put time on. Moreover, military members depend on staying healthy and injury-free. An injury not only deters from mission competence but it brings training to a halt. There are inherent risks involved in strength training and the kBox and kPulley minimize those risks and also help equip the body with functional strength to avoid such risks.
With the kBox and the kPulley, the variable resistance, the wide array of important basic drills and functional movements, and the high eccentric load give the results that both athletes and professional users seek and need.
While special forces squadrons may be more equipped for larger gym areas, Force Support Squadrons, especially 24-hour operations, are limited to the space available for workout equipment. The kBok solves this problem, with such a small footprint, it can be equipped in practically all work centers without taking up excess space.
However, the differences are huge. A successful professional athlete might be able to retire at 30 years of age and then play golf or pick stocks for the rest of his life. Our professional users can’t just quit or easily be exchanged, they need to stay in the game for the long run. The ergonomic features of the kBox and the kPulley and the high but still gentle loading both have proven many times to be a great improvement in training for people that have had previous limitations in the gym.
Also, for our professional users, there is no quitting or cheating. A traditional gym goer can skip the boring exercises and leg exercises if the back or any other part is a bit problematic but that’s not an option here.
For military customers such as the US Army, another huge aspect is evident. The mobility. At the home base there is more time and good facilities but when deployed the possibilities are heavily reduced. With the kBox they can continue their training even if other resources are very limited. Its small footprint and weight make it ideal for smaller operating bases and temporary locations.
In uniformed military services, among our official customers, we count the U.S. Army, the U.S.Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Special Operations Command Center (SOCCENT), as well as the Universität der Bundeswehr München in Germany.