Mobile Resistance Training
At MOTUS Specialists Physical Therapy Orange County, we offer an array of innovative tools that will help you get the most out of your training and recovery, like the Kayezen Vectors mobile resistance training device. This simple, patented system allows for hundreds resistance training movements that can target your specific recovery and conditioning needs.
What is Mobile Resistance Training?
Resistance training is a movement performed against external resistance. Muscles have to work harder to follow through on a motion when resistance is applied. A simple example of resistance training is the use of free weights. When the arm performs a curl with that extra weight, the bicep contracts against the resistance of the free weight. The result is enhanced power and strengthening.
The main concept that sets Kayezen Vectors apart from other forms of resistance training is its mobility and flexibility. The Kayezen Vectors are designed to provide maximum versatility. There are two different Kayezen Vectors that can deliver between 10 and 100 pounds of resistance. The Vectors can be set up almost anywhere, and get placed at different heights and multiple angles in order to target a huge range of traditional and more progressive stretches.
How Does It Work?
In order for a muscle to grow, it needs to be put to a challenge. Each time a muscle takes on extra resistance or additional weight, it has to push hard to meet the physical requirements. As it does so, it undergoes tiny little tears in the muscle cells and fibers. The amazing human body responds quickly to the damages, and begins to regenerate the muscle, making it stronger in the process.
A mobile resistance training session will focus these growth benefits on whatever area you need. After resistance training, your body sends nutrients like protein and growth hormones to the muscle to help it heal, which means your muscles are getting more benefits than with a non-resistance workout.
The Kayezen Vectors are made with a strong Kevlar and provide smooth, even resistance through the entire range of the pull. Vectors are connected to an anchor at one end, and then looped around the body at the other end. The location of the band at the body varies depending on the exercise and its purpose.
Benefits of Resistance Training
One reason that many people choose to incorporate resistance training in their workout is to achieve greater muscle gains. A review published in 2016 looked at the relationship between regular resistance training and increases in muscle mass, and found that an increased resistance training volume leads to more gains in muscle hypertrophy.1
Again, the versatility of mobile resistance training is one of its greatest assets, as it allows it to be applied to all sports and types of training, and can be tweaked to enhance the natural movements of the sport with additional mobility, balance, and strength. Using the Kayezen Vectors at MOTUS Specialists Physical Therapy Orange County lets you train for full range of motion and stability where it’s needed, which will help you perform at your highest capability.
Resistance training is also beneficial in settings outside of sports and training. The mobile resistance training with Kayezen lets patients who are weak from age or injury, work on their balance and their ability to comfortably tackle everyday tasks and physical demands. It has even shown to help improve the quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease.2
Is Mobile Resistance Training Right For Me?
Our mobile resistance training isn’t just for the athletic. This innovative tool has proven to help improve strength and balance in the elderly, and to enhance recovery for patients coming back from an injury. One systematic review from 2017 looked at the benefits of resistance training with the physically frail elderly, and concluded that one to six sessions each week could significantly increase strength and functionality.3
If you are looking to improve your strength and balance after an injury, surgery, or after a period of immobility and low strength, our mobile resistance training may be able to help you.
If you’re an athlete who wants to better target specific muscles and conditioning, you should also consider trying a session of mobile resistance training with us. The flexibility of the Kayezen Vectors will allow us to create a program that can get you the strengthening, stability, and range of motion results that you want.
1. Brad J. Schoenfeld et al – Dose-response relationship between weekly resistance training volume and increases in muscle mass: A systematic review and meta-analysis
2. Tiago Alencar de Lima et al – Resistance training reduces depressive symptoms in elderly people with Parkinson disease: A controlled randomized study
3. Pedro Lopez et al – Benefits of resistance training in physically frail elderly: a systematic review