The kBox targets many important aspects of developing basketball athletes’ strength and is already used by almost half of the teams in the National Basketball Association.
In basketball, the kBox is mainly used for lower limb work both bilaterally and unilaterally for strength, speed and injury prevention, hence we see a lot of deadlifts, squats, split squats and lateral squats but also upper body drills like rows and pulls.
With the kBox athletes can learn to absorb large forces at different angles throughout the entire range of motion in any given exercise, which can translate to many on court situations.
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. Moreover, athletes with injured arms, fingers or shoulders can still maintain their resistance training program either with the aforementioned Harness or a Hip Belt.
Basketball teams already applying the kBox include the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Notable NCAA users include the Auburn Tigers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Illinois Fighting Illini, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Maryland Terrapins, Michigan Wolverines, Missouri Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners, SMU Mustangs, Stanford Cardinal and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
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