Effects of Flywheel Training on Strength-Related Variables: a Meta-Analysis
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Strength and power are aspects that are paramount to an athlete's performance across a range of many different sports. A meta-analysis was conducted across 20 different studies looking at the effects of flywheel training on multiple strength-related variables affecting athletic performance. The meta-analysis investigates the effects on (1) muscle growth (cross-sectional area (CSA) and volume/mass), (2) maximum dynamic strength, (3) development of power, (4) development of horizontal movement, and (5) development of vertical movement.
The results found that flywheel training for a period of 4-24 weeks shows statistically significant increases in all strength aspects. The evidence in the meta-analysis is particularly strong for the beneficial effects of flywheel training in the development of maximal strength and power in trained younger individuals, and utilization of this training modality in shorter more intensive blocks.