Science behind Xco®
The Xco® effect is substantiated by various international universities and institutes.
Science behind XCO®
XCO®-Trainer is a Dutch innovation and a collaboration between physio and manual therapist Jan Hermans and the Orange Pearl Innovation Group. Due to its uniqueness, our innovation is registered in international patents and is scientifically supported by universities and research institutes. The XCO® training programs are a worldwide success in gyms, home-fitness and physiotherapy and is used among top athletes.
About Jan Hermans
For 44 years I have been a paramedic (physio- and manual therapist) and I treat a variety of (pain) complaints to the posture and musculoskeletal system. It strikes me that the lion’s share of (pain) complaints comes from issues with the connective tissue. Think of the connective tissue in and around the muscles, tendons, transition tendon/bone tissue and the capsule/bandage device of the joints.
There are many different products and devices for training your muscles, but there is nothing specifically aimed at increasing the load-bearing capacity of your connective tissue. Strange, since many pain complaints arise from this tissue.
This is why I have invented a simple principle that is ideal for restoring the original three-dimensional structure of the connective tissue fibers. Based on this principle, I have been working since 1988 on the development of a manageable and affordable product. In partnership with Orange Pearl, we have developed and patented the XCO®-Trainer and won the ID-NL Year Award “Invention of the Year” in the category People, Construction and Environment.
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.
Study by The Hague University of Professional Education (2005) and Hogeschool Leiden (2010) show that using the XCO®-Trainer:
- leads up to 39% more muscle activity compared to using solid weights
- 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, when added to walking and running exercises, shows that adding XCO® ensures
- a higher heart rate
- an increased use of oxygen
- a higher energy consumption
- a higher fat burning rate
- 33% more calorie burning