The XCO®-trainer is filled with special granule. This granule has to move from side to side, which creates the so called reactive impact. Your body has to work harder to keep balance which ensures a stronger core and burning more calories.
The XCO®-trainers are available in various sizes in order to accomodate for various activities and workouts.
The XCO®-Trainer is a practical aluminium tube filled with special granulate. XCO® means ‘extreme core’, which refers to the core of your body. This is also the area you train with the XCO®. While exercising the granulate moves back and forth with every movement you make. Because the granulate ‘overshoots’ at the beginning of the backward movement, the muscles and especially the connective tissue in and around the muscles get an extra mechanical load. This special effect called Reactive Impact distinguishes the XCO®-Trainer from training with ordinary fitness equipment. The result? An increased load capacity of the connective tissue, better core stability and more muscle strength.
The XCO®-Trainer is a well thought-out and effective training tool aimed at increasing the load-bearing capacity of the connective tissue. It reduces the susceptibility to injury, increases performance and optimizes natural recovery.
The effectiveness of XCO® has been researched and substantiated by various international universities and institutes.
A study by The Hague University of Professional Education (2005) showed that XCO®:
- leads to 39% more muscle activity
- ensures reactive impact
- is beneficial for deeper connective tissue
A study by the Institute of Medical Physics Friedrich -Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Simon von Stengel, 2007) into the influence of XCO®-Trainers on energy consumption, oxygen uptake and heart rate during running and running:
- a higher heart rate
- increased use of oxygen
- higher energy consumption
- higher fat burning
- higher calorie burning by 33%