The XCO is a patented system of a tube filled with a free moving mass which consists of loose particles of an irregular shape. By dynamically swinging the XCO back and forth, the oscillating mass is propelled, rocket like, from one side of the tube to the other. The impact on the end of the tube triggers a series of responses from the body, particularly in the deep muscles of the core. XCO is light (600 grams) and very easy to use, either when walking or running, or for specific strengthening exercises.
PT, a “Groupfitness trainer”, a serious runner, someone who runs for fitness,
someone who prefer a good walk, or someone who just wants to tone fast the body,
XCO is the perfect edition to your workouts.
The great versatility of the XCO® allows you to target different body parts,
and body systems, to help you reach your goals quickly.
BURN UP TO 33% MORE CALORIES | INCREASE YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS | INCREASE YOUR MUSCULAR STRENGTH
IMPROVE YOUR SPORTS PERFORMANCE | REDUCE YOUR BODY FAT | STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE | TONE YOUR UPPER BODY
TONE YOUR LOWER BODY | IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING PERFORMANCE | SHORTEN YOUR WORKOUT TIME
By swinging the XCO the loose mass needs to accelerated and decelerated by muscular strength. The granular substance follows the impulse but slightly delayed. This creates the XCO EFFECT.
When XCOs are moved the loose mass reacts delayed. The bounce of the granular substance hits just when accelerating to the other direction. So the user must absorb the rebound PLUS move the mass. Moving the XCO back and forth gives a reactive impact. That means there’s an impact to your deeper muscles, sinews, ligaments, joints and collagen. That’s why we call it XCO: X-cellent COllagen.
Other then training with standard “dead” dumb-bells XCO TRAINING is joint-friendly. The granules have different sizes and therefore move with different speed. As a result they reach their final positions at slightly different moments and the bouncing energy is spread over those moments. Also, the loose mass absorbs a big part of kinetic energy.
As the loose mass builds up momentum, the movement of the granules from one end of the XCO to the other can be felt and heard and indicates to the user that it has been properly activated. That enables you to keep your moving quality constantly on a high level – even when jogging or walking.
Training with XCOs is more demanding but also much more effective than conventional training. A study from University of Nuremberg (Germany) found out that XCO WALKING respectively XCO RUNNING increases the heart rate by 23%, oxygen uptake by 32% and energy consumption by 33%.