Joe Dolcetti, CEO and Founder of LILA, talks about how to select your first EXOGEN® and how to get started on your EXOGEN® Experience
This video is about getting you to understand how to start your EXOGEN Experience. It’s quite simple. We get asked a lot, “Where do I start?”, “Which piece do I need?”. Well, first thing you have to know you don’t have to buy a full suit. There is literally a sort of an introduction product that will get you into your activity and it’s a great way to start because it’s simple. It’s affordable. They’ll teach you about wearable resistance, but most importantly it works. You don’t need a lot to already see a performance benefit so take our advice: Start simple.
What I’m gonna do now is I’m gonna walk you through 6 key sports. We’ll come out later with more sports, but our 6 key sports right now that we’re gonna introduce base product for are
sprinting (which used for team sports)
running (as in the jogging and triathlon market)
general fitness (piece that you can use if that’s your goal and you’re just trying to keep fit at home)
So first part we’re talking about now is running. Running as in the jogging and the endurance market. Triathlon running, ultra-distance, cross-trail running. Number one piece you wanna start with is your calf sleeve. Most of you already know what calf sleeves are because you use some sort of compression product. EXOGEN has that compression benefit, but its benefit has far more than that. Adding that light bit of resistance into that lower limb puts a lot of great stress into the muscles used in running while you’re fatigue and that’s what makes it really unique. So runners get a pair of those calf sleeves. Get started on that EXOGEN Experience and watch that time drop in 3 to 6 weeks.
Alright for you team sport athletes, you sprinters, anybody focused on short-term, long-term acceleration, speed mechanics, movement agility. Whether you call it SPARQ or whatever type of movement term you use. Just like those runners, the gateway introductory piece in the EXOGEN line is calf sleeves. Getting that light load into that lower body for your coordination drills, your tempo drills, your speed, your acceleration, your movement and your quality of movement. It’s critical. It works.
It’s easy to introduce and the other thing is it allows you to recover quick because of the high intensity nature of that movement. Calf sleeves. Speed. Start.
Combat sport athletes, I’m one of you. I’m an amateur boxer and unfortunately with all this mess going on, our fight series coming up at the end of this month has been cancelled. But never mind, I’m still training at home and I trained with my EXOGEN a lot. Introductory pieces for combat sports, it depends a little bit on what your focus is.
Is it legs or is it arms? Ultimately, one of the first pieces we still suggest is the calf sleeves. Attack, in and out, shuffling, moving, shooting, whatever it might be endurance, footwork is still kinda critical and as most of you know, if you’re a striker, your footwork is your foundation. Calf sleeves allow you to get that little bit of load into that lower leg and really work movement. And that speed, movement and balance is really important, but the other piece that a lot of our martial arts users are using, especially if you’re in the combat area like boxing or striking, is your forearm sleeve.
Forearm sleeves provide that light resistance. That’s really gonna help you. One, focus on movement but two, add that little bit of speed that little bit of power, with the load to really really give you a performance benefit and it’s when
you’re gonna notice in your fight fairly quickly. So starting out for Combat, calf sleeves for your footwork or kicks. If you wanna
focus on the upper body, get started in the forearms. Pow.
Alright for those of you playing golf, amateur golfers, the recommended starting piece is your again forearm sleeves. One, by putting the light load into the arms, the club stays the same as the one you’re gonna use.
It allows you to keep your swing mechanics without losing them and it’s a simple way again to introduce
wearable resistance into the golf swing. For those of you wondering a little bit more about, “What about the ground mechanics?”. You know, the rotation mechanics. Everything starts from the ground and you’re right and there are next levels to that. But stay tuned, watch our golf video and training video and why we start here and then what the next sort of progressions are overtime with that.
For tennis, it’s very simple. Ask yourself what are you working on right now? What’s your primary area? Are you working on your footwork and your movement on the court? Are you working on what’s happening with the racket and your movement at the arm. If you’re working on footwork or that the acceleration, lateral agility, footwork – then we recommend start with the calf sleeves.
Again, that’s the piece that’s gonna give you your bank for buck. It’s gonna get that light load into your on court movement and really accelerate everything you’re doing and you’re set up on your balance for your shots. But if you’re comfortable there and you really think that what you’re trying to do now is work a lot more on specific stroke mechanics and a little more power and authority, and some of that. Could be a backhand weakness, a forehand weakness. Then we recommend you get into that forearm sleeved. Get that loading into the arm, not the racket, so you can play with the same specificity but really sort of improve the general mechanic in the arm. Think about that. It depends on your goal. Let’s start with one or the other.
Lastly, next activity. I’ll tell you about is just people that are really focused on fitness. Whether it’s home fitness, bodyweight, calisthenics, CrossFit, a lot of the new training just general home fitness and movement with your body and you’re trying to add a little extra intensity but specific movement intensity. We recommend the sleeveless top. Top is a great piece.
You’re gonna have a lifetime of use out of this and in so many ways, but it also gives you versatility for your movement goals as well. You might be working on posture support. You might be working on low back issues and low back pain. You might be working on rotations and core stability. You might be working just on core and abs. The top gives you a lot of versatility as well, but still it adds that resistance to body weight movements to fitness, to running, to boosting calories and getting that extra energy and intensity without disrupting what you feel. Without disrupting the way you move and that’s the critical aspect of the entire EXOGEN line.
Don’t change what you’re doing, just change what you wear. So that’s how you get start on your EXOGEN Experience. Select the right piece for your activity based on the guidelines we’ve given you. It’s an affordable way to learn about wearable resistance and get a direct performance improvement, quickly and simply. We’ve explained to you about the product. As we go in the next series, what we’re gonna be doing is now we’re gonna be talking to you about, “How do I load?”
Because the products are base start and the loads come with it, but we’re gonna teach you how do I put loading in resistance now into my movement because the real key is when you start getting that light weight into your movement. A lot of great things happen and the secret is by starting with our initial guidelines like this. You’re not gonna confuse the body.
You’re gonna keep your movement, skill and your movement activity the way you want it. Like we always say here, don’t change what you’re doing, just change what you wear.