Cricket

Flywheel training in Cricket

Whether you’re a batsman, a bowler or wicketkeeper, cricket players require a broad range of skills and strengths which can be improved by using flywheel training as part of a player’s regime.

Usage

In cricket, flywheel training can target core strengthening for fast bowlers who are prone to developing lower back injuries. Due to the repetitive strain that is placed through their bodies, they will benefit from a low impact strengthening option. However it can also aid in providing fast bowlers with the explosive strength that they require to send the ball down the pitch at speeds in excess of 150km/hr. This strength is developed through eccentric overload training.

Wicketkeepers require exceptional lower limb endurance as they maintain a squatting position and are constantly rising to standing . By targeting  their legs with the kBox, they are able to work on the explosive strength required to dive out of a squat to take a difficult catch. All players require the same explosive speed for running between wickets, diving to get back into the crease safely and also diving to catch or field a ball

The kPulley is a particularly useful device for strengthening the muscles used in various batting actions and in different directions of movement as well as the muscles of the rotator cuff,  responsible for throwing the ball. With traditional strengthening, resistance is only applied through part of the range of movement, with the concentric contraction being predominant. With flywheel training, resistance is applied throughout the whole range and eccentric overload can be used as an effective training technique.

Benefits

Common cricketing injuries include muscle strains, predominantly hamstrings and side strains in fast bowlers which can require weeks of rehabilitation. Injured fingers can restrict training, making it difficult for players to grip a bat or ball and even some weights but with flywheel training  they are able to train using a harness and various pulleys, allowing injured players to still participate in strength training. The kBox offers physiotherapists and coaches a single device that can provide both rehabilitation and strength and conditioning training for the upper and lower body as well as the trunk.

Some cricket clubs may not have access to a gym or if they do, it may not be located onsite with the clubhouse. By having a kBox in the club, players can train on the sideline or in the dressing room, keeping injured players training alongside their teammates. The low impact nature of flywheel training is useful for players recovering from injuries including ankle and knee sprains, sustained while landing awkwardly on the turf and pitch.

References

Existing users of the kBox in professional Cricket include Cricket Australia and Surrey County Cricket Club.

 

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kBox4 Active

The Newest model, the kBox4 Active is built on proven, reliable technology. The perfect tool in strength and rehabilitation at our lowest price point.

  • Newest Model
  • Holds 1-2 Flywheels
  • kMeter Compatible
  • Weighs 15 kg
  • Starting at €1 410 / $1 635
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kBox4 Lite

Often chosen for its smaller foot-print, the kBox4 Lite model is of a lower weight, portability and not to mention its competitive entry cost level.

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  • Weighs 9.5 kg
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kBox4 Pro

The kBox4 Pro is our premium model with the greatest versatility. It’s ideal for sports teams and larger training and physiotherapy facilities.

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  • Built in kMeter
  • Weighs 15.5 kg
  • Starting at €2 990 / $3 465
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kPulley2

The kPulley2 is the ideal horizontal solution for improving strength by offering flywheel training for rotational and pull exercises.

  • Horizontal Model
  • Holds 1-2 Flywheels
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  • Easy to assemble
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