Good Morning fellow Kickbike nuts.
Yes, its October,
and the year is flying by. We have 3 things we would like to share with you this month.
Garmin adding Kickbike/Footbike as activity
Physio Endorsement - We were very pleased to get the following
endorsement, especially when you look at Victors resume.
Victor Popov has 30 years experience
as a Sports Physiotherapist working with elite teams and athletes including-
AIS and QAS teams and
Brisbane Lions AFC (1999-2008)
Australian Olympic Teams (1992, 1996, 2000)
Russian Olympic Team (2012)
Professional Cycling Teams at Tour De France (5 tours)
Swimming Team (1987-2001)
Australian Cycling Teams (1987- 2000)
Individual Athletes such as
Robbie McEwen, Stuart O'Grady, Sam Riley, Susie O'Neil, and Shane Watson.
In my 30 years as working
as a Sports Physiotherapist in elite sport, I have come across many useful and not-so-useful rehab tools.
The Kickbike definitely falls into the 'useful' category. We used Kickbikes back in the early 2000's at
the Brisbane Lions AFL club as part of our rehab process for a number of injuries. The loading and motor
patterning associated with riding the Kickbike had very useful stability and propulsion components: the
stance leg load stimulated glut, core and spinal stability (in a functional posture), and the propulsive
leg action activated glut, hamstring and calf muscles with minimal impact loading.
of central stability; postural setting and control; limited impact glut, hamstring and calf activation
and the capacity to vary the load/speed makes the Kickbike a great rehab tool in late stage rehab for
any lower limb injury that affects these parameters. Obviously, the capability to add aerobic loading
is also an extremely valuable component of using the Kickbike: both from a rehab and conditioning perspective.
The Kickbike is an excellent conditioning advice for all but is extremely beneficial for people who can't
run (due to the shock/impact issues) or ride a bike (neck/low back posture issues) as it allows for conditioning
and stability exercise in a posture and with an intensity that can be tolerated.
Garmin have added Kickbike/Footbike as activity.
The growth of Kickbike internationally, and also the sport of Footbiking, have finally been recognised
by one of the biggest players in the fitness and activity markets. Garmin have now added "Kickbike/Footbike"
as an activity that can be selected after you have downloaded the Garmin app and registered your Garmin
device. This has been the result of 1000's of requests from Garmin owners who are active Kickbike/Footbike
participants. Garmin realised that the market and activity were growing quickly, and wanted to be first
to offer the activity to it's owners.
For years now,
we have been asked if we would ever offer an electric version of the Kickbike. We have finally decided
to run with the idea, and limited stocks are available in Australia. It can be used on Bike paths, trails
and private property. It is a Cruise Max with a throttle controlled electric motor, that can get
you up to 25kph. It's capacity is about 25km without kicking to assist, but can be extended to 40km
if you kick as well. Check it out at www.shop.kickbike.com.au
Anyway, have an awesome
month and Happy Kicking.