The VersaPulley has a patented rotating inertial flywheel for the resistance. When using this MV2 technology, the goal is to move the flywheel as fast as possible creating inertia, bring to a controlled stop and start again. A unique aspect of the VersaPulley is the lack of impact, placing less stress on joints and still providing a max inertial stretch-shortening stimulus to the muscle and nervous system.
The VersaPulley™ is an inertial flywheel-training device relied upon by many of the world’s top teams, universities, therapists, and trainers to prepare their athletes for the highest levels of competition. What differentiates the VersaPulley™ from its competitors is the ability to perform exercises in both a horizontal and vertical application. This allows its users to train at any load, at any speed, and in any plane within an infinite amount of exercise variation. Developing eccentric strength in multiple planes and at multiple loads allows for greater performance and injury prevention gains.
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With the portability and lightweight design, the Portable VersaPulley also uses the patented MV2 resistance technology to provide responsive concentric and eccentric resistance for all multi directional sports. The Portable VersaPulley is a versatile strength exercise pulley machine that combines speed, power and functional mobility through any range of motion with accommodating inertial resistance at any speed.
The VersaRower has a patented resistance mechanism that automatically and instantaneously matches the pull force of the user from 4 pounds to 400 pounds in both the concentric and eccentric directions. Think of the VersaRower as a seated squat where the legs are loaded in conjunction with the arms, shoulders, back and abs.
“Traditionally the mindset is weights are necessary for strength training, resistance of some time is needed for met con, etc. I was initially shocked by the versatility of the VersaPulley. So many angles to allow athletes to learn how to use their body and leverage to demonstrate power with the added benefit of having to also learn how to decelerate the load they just created. Being able to change, adapt, and adjust to different angles and exercises makes the VersaPulley a lot of fun to work with. Your creativity is your own limiting factor when you add this to your program.” – Rob Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of SMARTER Team Training
Mike’s favorite way to use the VersaRower…
“The VersaRower is a versatile tool that can be utilized as much more than your standard seated rowing machine. Like the other VersaPulley equipment it is built around the use of IPUs, or Inertial Power Units, which is what we use for pacing on this piece of equipment. The typical way to use the equipment is like a rower, extending through the legs, then pulling with the back; however, my favorite way to use the piece is actually standing and ‘paddle boarding’ with the handle. Forcing the athlete to receive the force they created and pull again is hard enough, but doing it unilaterally and switching sides at prescribed IPU output places the VersaRower in its own conditioning category.” – Mike Whitman, Director of Training
Alex keeps it creative with…
“The VersaPulley is not only an effective piece of training equipment, it is also incredibly versatile as well as portable and easy to use. Because of its deceleration technology, the VersaPulley allows the individual using it to determine the load of every repetition. The machine will only ever exert as much force in the eccentric motion as the user exerts in the concentric. I love using this device for weak link exercises such as IYTW to train the upper back, posterior shoulder and rotator cuff. Traditional training methods such as weights or manual resistance are a good option for training these areas of the body; however, the VersaPulley allows the athlete or client to regulate the resistance and not exert unnecessary force on areas of the body that can be delicate and easily injured.” – Alex Walsh, Performance Coach
Riley gets creative with the VersaPulley…
“A great training tool that can be used on the VersaPulley is using the squat configuration. Athletes use the belt and line their feet up with the hooks on the platform so that the rope is pulling the hips down into a good form squat. Athletes then hold onto the pole in front of them keeping the chest and eyes looking ahead. Make sure that the rope is lengthened so that the athlete cannot completely straighten out their legs. This ensures constant tension on the muscle. There are many different protocols to choose from. Effort sets, timed sets, or by using the power display you can have an athlete continue to perform reps until the desired power output is not attained. You can also change the speed at which the rope winds up by changing the level on the side of the machine. The VersaPulley is very unique in the way that one machine can give you multiple options in training methods.” – Riley Oharah, Former Performance Coach