Cross Country Skiing

Flywheel Training Cross Country skiing

A low impact, joint friendly, full body workout and one of the hardest cardiovascular exercises possible, cross country skiing is one of the most popular sports in Nordic countries. It is incredibly demanding and has one of the highest rates of calorie expenditure, using a large number of muscles during training and competition. Flywheel training with the kBox and kPulley can offer a whole-body training option that can meet the strength and cardiovascular demands of this sport 

Usage

With standard events being anywhere between 5-90 km, cross country skiers require more endurance than their downhill counterparts. Strength training with the kBox can improve the output in endurance athletes and by using eccentric overload they can increase the efficiency of their strength training.

Increased strength can improve movement economy and efficiency in endurance sports, which is well known from running and cycling. With more strength athletes can use a lower percentage of their maximum strength while still producing the same amount of work. For shorter distance like short biathlons or even sprints the increased strength and power is also crucial. 

High cardiovascular output has historically been very important in cross country skiing but during the last two decades the importance of strength in both the legs, core and upper body has increased dramatically due to new techniques in both classic and skating style.

The kBox not only targets the quadricep muscles, allowing full depth squats but also tricep extensions, glute and hamstring strengthening with RDLs and lat and tricep pull downs (on the kPulley) all of which are important for cross country skiing. The beauty of the kBox is that upper and lower body training as well as core strengthening can all be performed on  one device.

By performing unilateral movements such as lateral squats and single leg deadlifts skiers can help improve the balance that is imperative for navigating on narrow skis and gliding on a single leg at times.

Benefits

Travelling athletes may not have access to adequate training facilities in mountain resorts. With the fully portable kBox, they can guarantee that they have decent and consistent training equipment wherever they go.

Eccentric training can help to prevent injuries such as tendinopathies as well as be part of rehabilitating such injuries if sustained.

Compared to other well-known skiing training devices, that have no eccentric load, the kBox is more efficient when it comes to strength gains.

 

 

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Active

kBox4 Active

Kickstart your Flywheel Training with our entry-level model. The perfect device for strength training, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and training in general. Available with our free Flywheel Training app to design all your kBox workouts.

  • Ideal for...
  • • Home Gyms
  • • Personal Trainers
  • • Group Classes
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Lite

kBox4 Lite

Broader range of resistance provided by the lightest kBox model, practical to pack and bring with you on the move. Its built-in kMeter feedback system allows you to monitor your progress in real-time.

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  • • Travelling Athletes
  • • Fitness Studios
  • • Physiotherapy Rooms
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kBox4 Pro

The premium and best-selling kBox model with the largest performance area. Made for intense workouts and serious strength building exercises. Its built-in kMeter feedback system allows you to monitor your progress in real-time.

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  • • Professional Teams
  • • Performance Centers
  • • Physiotherapy Clinics
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kPulley2

The kPulley unlocks a variety of horizontal movements, creating limitless training possibilities especially when combined with the kBox. Its built-in kMeter feedback system allows you to monitor your progress in real-time.

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  • • Professional Teams
  • • Performance Centers
  • • Physiotherapy Clinics
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LegExx

The LegExx is optimized for leg extension training sessions. It aims to isolate and strengthen the quadriceps muscles and it comes with a built-in kMeter feedback system.

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  • • Professional Teams
  • • Health Clubs
  • • Physiotherapy Clinics
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