A meta-analysis study looked at flywheel training with a partial overload in eccentric ROM vs. training with traditional weights. All these studies examined were flywheel vs. weights, ranging from four to 10 weeks, with healthy young people. These studies covered leg presses, leg extensions, leg curls, squats, shoulder abduction, arm extensors, and flexors.
The meta-analysis showed significant differences between the results of Flywheel training vs. traditional resistance training. Concentric and eccentric strength, muscle power, muscle hypertrophy, vertical jump height, and running speed showed the most significant improvements with Flywheel eccentric overload training. Much like increasingly emerging studies on the effects of flywheel training, the meta-analysis provides evidence supporting the superiority of Flywheel eccentric overload training compared with traditional resistance exercise. Specifically in promoting skeletal muscle adaptations in terms of strength, power, and size in healthy subjects and athletes.