Exogen® wearable resistance comprises a base layer garment and Fusiform® micro-loads attached by hook and loop fastening.
This is the Fusiform® micro-load. It’s a weight. Ranging from 50g to 300g. These micro-loads provide the resistance for the Exogen® wearable system.
Designed to be flexible and the ultimate in customisation, you place the resistance exactly where you need it.
One elite male sprinter, with 100m time of 10.90s undertook a five-week intervention with Exogen wearable resistance, loading 2% body mass to the thighs. The athlete completed two to three sprint sessions per week.
5 male recreational runners (30-45 years) performed a testing session on a treadmill at the physiology laboratory of the National Sports Institute of Malaysia.
Resistance of 1.4% body weight was added to the participants via Exogen shorts and Exogen calf sleeves.
Increases in VO2 and calorie burn are evident.
20 Endurance trained runners performed 4 testing sessions on a treadmill in the laboratory with different body weight loads, using Exogen calf sleeves.
At just 2.5% additional body mass we see large increases in VO2 Max and heart rate.
9 recreational trained males performed two reps of the power clean at 50% and 70% of their 1-rep max, both normally, and then with partial load redistributed (5%, 12% body mass) from the bar to the posterior body via Exogen wearable resistance. The total weight remained the same.
10 highly-skilled female golfers performed two trials of 10 shots with a 3-iron club. The first series were unloaded, the second, loaded with a total of 3% body mass via Exogen Top and Exogen Shorts.
Marriner, CR, Cronin JB, Macadam, P, & Story, A. “The effect of wearable resistance on power cleans in recreationally trained males”, Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 2018.
Macadam, P, Nuell, S, Cronin, JB, Diewald, S & Neville, J. “Thigh positioned wearable resistance improves 40m sprint performance: A longitudinal single case design study”, Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 2019.
Macadam, P, Chau, A, Cronin, J. “Wearable resistance acutely enhances club head speed in skilled female golfers”, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 2019.
Field, AP, Gill, N, Uthoff, A, and Plews, D. “Acute Metabolic Changes with Lower Leg-Positioned Wearable Resistances during Submaximal Running in Endurance-Trained Runners”, Sports (Basel), 2019.