FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety Guidelines: If you are unsure about the safety of EXOGEN® training for you or someone you know please do not hesitate to contact your health professional for more information. Additionally you can contact us for further information at lila@sportboleh.com

Can EXOGEN be used in water?

EXOGEN® is designed and fully compatible for water use and with precaution is safe for water-based sports and activities.

During all water-based activities there is an inherent risk of injury or death due to drowning. This includes swimming, surfing, diving, paddling, kayaking, water-skiing, wake/knee boarding, sailing, jet-skiing, or similar.

Therefore,
a. With LOADED EXOGEN® you are adding weight to your body and this will reduce your buoyancy in any water environment.

b. We recommend you do not use LOADED EXOGEN® in a water environment such as a pool, lake, river, ocean or other if you are;

  • Not a competent swimmer
  • Not wearing approved life preserving, safety flotation devices as required for your age, level or activity
  • Alone with no qualified supervision immediately nearby

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Can you use EXOGEN if you have high blood pressure?

Exogen and compression clothing in general is not contradindcated with high blood pressure.

However, before starting any exercise programme, or one using compression equipment and weights, such as EXOGEN®, you should be cleared by your medical Doctor. He or she will have a much better understanding of your personal circumstances and give you specific advice.

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Should i stop using other resistance equipment if i use EXOGEN?

Not at all, no single product provides everything. In fact, EXOGEN® is the perfect partner for many current exercise trends. We highly recommend trying EXOGEN® during your next suspension or bodyweight workout.

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Who shouldn't use an EXOGEN Exoskeleton?

Anyone can benefit from exercising and training with EXOGEN®. There really are no limitations so long as you are medically fit and follow all safety guidelines outlined in our user guide.

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Are there any safety guidelines for using EXOGEN?

Yes and these are clearly outlined in our user guide which we recommend you read before starting. While we have taken every measure to create a safe product you must keep in mind light resistance training is still resistance training.

Lifting a light load at faster speeds can be just as dangerous as lifting a heavy load at slower speeds. Follow all standard guidelines for safe exercise and resistance training in your environment.

You get a copy of the user guide with your EXOGEN® suit when purchasing. You can also download a copy here to see the safety guidelines in more detail.

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Can EXOGEN be worn in competition or is it only for training?

EXOGEN® is designed to be worn both in training and in your real competition or activity environment.

For example you can use EXOGEN® for speed work on the track but also during an actual full team run on the field. Some of our research is already pointing to the benefits of EXOGEN® during actual competition but we are still investigating these benefits and will update you on this soon.

You should double check with your relevant National / International governing body. If you do use loaded EXOGEN® in competitive situations be sure to follow all safety guidelines for your sport and let your competition know you are loaded.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide where it will benefit you most while using good judgement.

If you use EXOGEN® in a contact situation with other athletes be sure to inform them beforehand that you are wearing wearable resistance with extra load. Nobody wants to be hit with extra loads unexpectedly as this may cause injury.

Please check with your coach before using EXOGEN® in contact situations

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Can you use EXOGEN if you are diabetic?

There is no contraindication for using EXOGEN® or LVRT if you are diabetic.

However if you are diabetic you should see your doctor before starting any exercise programme. Specifically your physician should give you medical clearance for using the EXOGEN® compression suit and the light variable resistance training (LVRT) programme

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Can you use EXOGEN if you have a heart pacemaker?

Compression clothing is not normally contraindicated if you have a heart condition.

However, if you do have a heart condition and/or a pacemaker you should get medically cleared for exercise and specifically using compression garments with load by your physician before starting any programme.

It should be ok but talk to your Doctor first

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Will wearing the EXOGEN suit effect blood flow as it is quite tight fitting?

It should be ok for everyone so long as they are cleared medically cleared for exercise by their physician and wear a comfortable size that is not too tightly fitting.

Just to be clear. EXOGEN® is not a tourniquet. Blood circulation should not be cut off and you should be able to move your limbs and conduct sporting exercises normally. If you can’t move when wearing it the size is wrong.

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.