Loading your body with small amounts of distributed weight can help you build strength, power and endurance.

THE POWER
OF MICROLOAD

THE POWER
OF MICROLOAD

Loading your body with small amounts of distributed weight can help you build strength, power and endurance.

How it works

The principles behind MicroLoad are simple:

  • By placing weight on the parts of the body that are moving, you increase the challenge to the active muscles.
  • By keeping the weight light, you can move with nearly the same speed and intensity.
  • By distributing the weight across your body, there is no interference to how you move naturally.

What this means:

This means you can increase the effectiveness of your training and realize greater results, without changing anything but what you wear.

What it can do for you

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For Sport

Get the benefits of resistance while training at full speed. Gravity Sportswear helps you hone strength, power and speed for any movement.

Studies have shown:

+8%
Power1
+9%
Vertical2
+3%
Speed3
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For Fitness

Burn more calories, boost your cardio and increase the challenge to your muscles. Gravity Sportswear helps you get more from your workout in the same amount of time.

Studies have shown:

+8%
Calories4
+6%
Work5

References

  1. Macadam P, Nuell S, Cronin JB, Diewald S, Neville J. Thigh positioned wearable resistance improves 40 m sprint performance: A longitudinal single case design study. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 2019;27(04):39-45.
  2. Marriner CR, Cronin JB, Macadam P, Storey A. Redistributing load using wearable resistance during power clean training improves athletic performance. European Journal of Sports Science. 2017;17(9):1101-1109.
  3. Feser EH, Korfist C, Lindley K, Bezodis NE, Clark K, Cronin J. The effects of lower-limb wearable resistance on sprint performance in high school American football athletes: A nine-week training study. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 2021; doi: 10.117/17479541211003403.
  4. Grobler L, Feser E. Changes in cardiovascular and metabolic measures during a moderate-intensity, aerobic exercise session with an Omorpho G-Vest. 2021.
  5. Grobler L, Feser E. The effect of running with the Omorpho G-Top LS and G-Tight on running economy and energy expenditure. 2021.

Additional Research

  1. Bustos A, Metral G, Cronin J, Uthoff A, Dolcetti J. Effects of warming up with lower-body wearable resistance on physical performance measures in soccer players over an 8-week training cycle. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2020;34(5):1220-1226
  2. Simperingham K, Cronin J, Pearson S, Ross A. Acute changes in sprint running performance following ballistic exercise with added lower body loading. Journal of Austrailian Strength and Conditioning. 2015;23(6):86-89
  3. Feser EH, Bayne H, Loubser I, Bezodis NE, Cronin JB. Wearable resistance sprint running is superior to training with no load for retaining performance in pre-season training for rugby athletes. European Journal of Sports Science. 2021;21(7):967-975.
  4. Macadam P, Chau A, Cronin J. Wearable resistance acutely enhances club head speed in skilled female golfers. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. 2019;14(5):675-680.
  5. Feser et al. Changes to horizontal force-velocity and impulse measures during sprint running acceleration with thigh and shank wearable resistance. J Sports Sci. 2021;39(13):1519-1527.
  6. Martin PE. Mechanical and physiological responses to lower extremity loading during running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1985;17(4):427-433.

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