- Light Variable Resistance Training (LVRT™)
- 100% User-Defined Movement Training
- Internal Mechanical Loading (IML ©)
- Proprioceptive Conditioning ©
LIGHT VARIABLE RESISTANCE TRAINING (LVRT™)
For today’s athlete speed is everything. Coaches are already aware of the phenomenon called the “10% dilemma.” The observation that during specific resistance training when the external load reaches about 10% of bodyweight or maximum weight for a given movement, the movement skill or technique may be negatively affected.
EXOGEN™ and Light Variable Resistance Training our trade-marked training system was developed specifically to counteract this effect. We define LVRT as “movement specific, progressive resistance training using less than 10% of additional body weight.”
This allows the user to perform resistance training using competition specific speed and movements without the negative impacts that can occur when using heavier loads and awkward equipment. With starting loads as little as 50grams and increments from 50-300 grams no other product can provide this level of specificity to enhance specific speed, power, agility, endurance and skill.
USER-DEFINED MOVEMENT TRAINING ©
Traditional training equipment forces the user into equipment-defined movement where they must adapt their technique to fit the equipment. This can negatively affect technique and reduce performance.
EXOGEN provides a better solution for high performance specific resistance training by offering 100% user-defined movement training. This allows complete control over the speed and pattern of movement while resistance is applied and helps ensure optimal transfer to real performance. Several key technological innovations make this possible including;
INTERNAL MECHANICAL LOADING (IML ©)
Internal Mechanical Loading defines the very unique proprioceptive experience when combining LVRT with our compression-based, EXOGEN and Fusiform Loads. This system blends and disperses resistance over the entire body or body part so there isn’t a focal point for the load like traditional resistance equipment.
We call this internal-loading because the user does not perceive the load as external but rather as inside or part of the body. This is in contrast to traditional training equipment where the user is very aware they are using external equipment. Large external loads that the user is very aware of stimulate proprioceptors to automatically trigger protective mechanisms that will change the movement profile in to reduce the chance of injury. This often results in restrictions on movement that are often counterproductive to ones desired activity.
PROPRIOCEPTIVE CONDITIONING ©
EXOGEN™ Exoskeletons offer an unprecedented advantage over all other forms of resistance training available today. It is the first and only generation of resistance technology that allows the user to not only load the body to improve neuromuscular function (strength, power, endurance) but also to improve actual movement mechanics and skill. Imagine, using EXOGEN’s added resistance to add power and distance, to your golf drive while simultaneously correcting your slice or hook. We call this proprioceptive conditioning.
With its compression base and its ability to progressively apply light anatomical weights almost anywhere on the body, EXOGEN’s ability to transfer resistance training to actual human performance is immediate and un-paralled.