A company developed with one mission …
to improve the way you move™
Through high-performance research, education and innovative technologies like our ground breaking EXOGEN® wearable-resistance exoskeletons which is already starting to redefine the world of human performance.
Lila: Name (noun) / pronounced lee-la
Meaning – ‘GOD at play’; the activity of the supreme being unencumbered by laws. LILA® is a conceptualism of the universe as a playground of the gods. The supreme being changing itself to human form to come to earth to experience movement, sport and play.
WE’VE GONE ABOUT AS FAR AS WE CAN GO WITH TRADITIONAL EXERCISE EQUIPMENT.
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF ALL INVENTION
The truth is if you are attached to a piece of equipment and that equipment is heavy, cumbersome or attached to something, a machine, the floor, a wall, then the equipment will define your movement. Traditional equipment still serves a very important training purpose, that purpose is just limited.
These limitations are what drove us on a decade long journey to create a technology that would help to change the way we train and the way we think about training. The challenges were huge.
CHALLENGE #1: IT HAS TO BE SPECIFIC
Training must match the physiological, psychological and environmental demands of your sport or activity.
A squat will make your legs strong but it won’t necessarily improve your multi-directional speed in reaction to an opponent or reduce your 10k run time.
How many times have we tried to mimic a sporting activity with a piece of equipment that negatively changed the activity pattern we were trying to improve? Picture the simple sequence of the running stride in all its sport-related forms
CHALLENGE #2: IT HAS TO BE INDIVIDUAL
Like the human body, training technology must continue to become more ORGANIC – which by definition means – adaptable to the individual and its environment.
No two people and no two sports are the same. Our technology needs to reflect this. The ability to individualize a training program for the person and their activity is paramount to improving performance.
Equipment often forces the user to adapt to it. EXOGEN® offers each user a loading profile that is 100% unique to their sport, position, anatomical strengths and weaknesses, training age, gender, injury and performance status.
CHALLENGE #3: IT MUST ALLOW PROGRESSION
Progressive overload is the foundation of periodization.
Current technology offers progression in increments difficult to quantify and often way outside a range that is relevant to actual sport performance.
A baseball throw maxes out at ~100 mph, tennis serves ~240kmh+, golf club head speed roughly 120mph and a professionally trained boxer’s punch exceeds 40kmh.
What resistance would you prescribe to improve velocity, power and technique at these speeds and without causing injury?
OUR RESEARCH SHOWS PROGRESSIONS TODAY ARE LIGHTER THAN WE EVER IMAGINED – THINK GRAMS NOT KILOGRAMS.
CHALLENGE #4: IT MUST NOT BE DISRUPTIVE
In sport focus is everything.
The smallest external stimulus from the equipment can disrupt skill and concentration. As a result we often must give verbal cues that are foreign to the task at hand.
Example, during a loaded bar squat jump we may ask the athlete to concentrate on the bar shoulder position and the elbows under the bar when the primary focus of the drill is
“JUMP AS HIGH AS YOU CAN!”
We need resistance technology that feels internal, offering little disruption to primary focus
CHALLENGE #5: IT HAS TO ENHANCE COACHING & SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Skill enhancement requires the development of an individual’s intuitive sense of movement. No resistance training technology has ever achieved this before.
While, traditional resistance training can improve speed, strength, body size and endurance often this occurs in the absence of, or in detriment to, actual enhanced performance.
Imagine a technology that allows a golfer to enhance their drive power and distance while simultaneously improving their swing mechanics to reduce a slice or hook – this is EXOGEN®.
LIKE MOVEMENT ITSELF, TODAYS SOLUTIONS MUST BE INTUITIVE
CHALLENGE #6: LOOKS HOT, FEELS COOL!
We hope we’ve achieved that please let us know.
Our story is the story of these challenges and the journey to meet, understand and overcome them.
EXOGEN®our signature product line was developed to meet these challenges and to help us achieve our company mission – to improve the way you move