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Flywheel Training: Rotational Power.
Strength and preventative conditioning for the explosive athlete.
The Push Bar
In this video we show how using the Push Bar with the VersaPulley adds new dimensions to the standard pressing motions, creating total body movement and both concentric and eccentric loading—when you pull it, it pulls you back. The user is maximally resisted through the entire range of movement—user defined resistance.
The Bear Crawl
In this video the VersaPulley creates new dynamics for standard squats, placing the exercise in a different plane and matching force for force in both directions. A great exercise for wrestlers, football linemen, rugby players - anyone who wants to develop explosive take-offs.
The benefit when training with a flywheel is the inertia. Inertia is built up as the flywheel increases in speed as the user performs a movement. The faster the flywheel is moving the more the user has to decelerate the inertia created. The flywheel offers unrestricted accommodating force throughout the entire range of any concentric movement. In doing so, it challenges the muscles to overload in the eccentric action. When training to develop explosive strength you must train the eccentric phase, which is why the VersaPulley is a perfect tool. Training with a weight stack has limitations; when moving fast the inertia of the plates causes them to fly and reduces resistance. Using air compression has its limitation as well, with no inertial eccentric deceleration. Using inertia and a flywheel there is a greater and longer force generated both in the concentric and eccentric movement. Most sports require a movement with a three dimensional acceleration and deceleration. A great advantage in using the VersaPulley with inertial resistance is you can train the athlete in any movement plane and in an efficient manner.
The flywheel offers unrestricted accommodating force throughout the entire range of any concentric movement.