The kBox targets many important aspects of developing gymnast athletes’ strength and is already used by several troupes in different countries.
Developing athletes use the kBox in a more general way to get stronger in both compound movements and isolation drills. From high-end gymnasts, we see more examples of sport-specific drills aimed at improving maximal power development.
The versatility, efficacy and mobility of the kBox are three key reasons why gymnasts choose to incorporate kBox and flywheel training into their programme.
For gymnasts, the kBox is an easy way to bypass some of the obstacles when incorporating more drills for power development and eccentric overload. Being able to exert high concentric power and to handle high eccentric loads are key in the explosive movements of gymnastics like landings and jumps.
Being able to have a “full gym” close to or in the gymnastics training area improves time efficiency and makes planning easier. The kBox offers precisely this, even for smaller clubs without the space needed for a full gym.
Moving forward, we also expect to see applications of the kBox in a sport-specific warm-up for PAP before competitions.