Can you skip/jump rope on a kybun mat?
While it is entirely possible to jump rope on a kybun mat, the training becomes a good deal more intensive. The elastic, springy surface trains your leg musculature and coordination more intensively, and you will tire more quickly. We recommend that you increase your jump-rope training on the kybun mat gradually.
Is training intensity on the kybun mat different than in the kybun shoe?
The training of the musculature is more intensive and targeted on the kybun mat than in the kybun shoe. You will notice this clearly after long periods of standing on the kybun mat. The thickness of the kybun mat, dictates the intensity of your training. As it is easier to pay attention to your posture while standing on the kybun mat than when walking in the kybun shoe, we recommend using the kybun mat more frequently as a complement to training in the kybun shoe or as a first step before beginning kybun shoe training.
If your daily routine involves standing in one place, the kybun mat is the ideal training device. Some people use the kybun mat now and then as a complement to the kybun shoe: while they brush their teeth, read the newspaper, cook, iron etc.
So the kybun mat recommends itself as a complement to your kybun shoe training. It is important that you maintain an upright posture and follow the ‘loosening exercises’ shown on our website on a frequent basis.
Is the kybun mat suitable for yoga exercises?
Doing yoga exercises on the kybun mat is certainly worth a try. The elastic, springy material provides an additional coordination training effect. That means that the exercises would be a bit more difficult but this promotes body perception.
The thin kybun mat plus (2 cm) is especially suited for standing in shoes. A ‘normal’ kybun mat of 2–4 cm thickness allows the foot to sink deeper into the elastic, springy material. We personally would recommend the ‘standard’ kybun mat to customers who do their exercises barefoot. The best thing to do is to allow your customers to try a few of your exercises on various mat sizes, so that they can see what works for them best.
Can the kybun mat be integrated into Power Plate training?
From the point of view of medical and sport science, there is no reason why you cannot use the kybun mat on the Power Plate training device.
However, I think that using the kybun mat on the Power Plate would be counterproductive because the elastic, springy kybun mat material would absorb a large part of the vibration, reducing the effect of the Power Plate.
That said, if you perform an exercise in which the floor is an important component, the use of the kybun mat would make perfect sense. It would cushion jolts from the hard floor while increasing the intensity of the exercise because of the additional instability of the kybun mat.