Frequently Asked Questions - Motorized Technology
As our game-changing technology is unique to Exerfly, we receive many inquiries and questions about our optional motor for the Platform and Rack Mount. Therefore, we've decided to breakdown and explain what's behind our Motorized Technology, why it is a game-changer for boosting performance and who can use it.
What is Motorised Technology?
The Exerfly Platform and Rack Mount can be fitted with a motor to provide a boost in the eccentric phase of a movement so you can program in how much of an eccentric overload you want.
How does the Motorised Technology work?
The motor is used to provide more energy to the flywheel speed in the eccentric phase of a movement. The energy boosted to the flywheel in the eccentric phase is based on how much energy the user produced in the concentric phase for each rep.
You can select from 0-80% energy boost in the Exerfly App and the motor will apply that energy boost in the form of extra speed to the flywheel in the eccentric phase.
Example: If the Eccentric Overload Boost (%) is set to 20%, the flywheel will be given 20% more energy in the eccentric phase of a movement than it had in the concentric phase. The flywheel will spin faster and the user will get an eccentric overload. The statistics in the app will reflect this.
With flywheel training, the resistance is variable, based on what how much effort is put in to it. So the harder you pull, the harder it pulls back. Without a motor, by the time the flywheel gets to the eccentric phase, it's already losing speed and energy and the resistance you provide slows it down even more.
With the Eccentric Overload Boost provided by the motor, by the time the flywheel gets to the eccentric phase, the speed has increased and takes significantly more strength to slow down, so you get an eccentric overload through the whole eccentric phase.
What does the Motorised Technology feel like?
It can be pretty intense. With flywheel training, the resistance is variable based on how much effort you put into it. So the harder you pull, the harder it pulls back. By the time the flywheel gets to the eccentric phase, it's already losing speed and energy and the resistance you provide slows it down even more.
With the Eccentric Overload Boost provided by the motor, by the time the flywheel gets to the eccentric phase, the speed has increased and takes significantly more strength to slow down. If you put a reasonable amount of effort into the concentric phase, then the eccentric phase is going to feel a lot harder. For example, imagine pushing up in the bench press, now instead of letting gravity push the bar down, it's forced down on you hard and fast.
Who can use the Motorised Technology?
While you can dial the overload down to 0 or 5%, the small flywheels will still spin quite quickly. So it's probably not really going to be suitable for rehab or the untrained person.
It is however suitable for trained individuals who want to increase their eccentric strength and overall speed. Because you can train with fast movements while the load is constant throughout your entire movement. It can be very intense with a large load at speed.
How much does the Motorised Technology cost?
It's around US$2000 which might sound expensive, but the high current power supply used to deliver the power to the motor is almost half of the cost.
Note: If using a 110volt outlet, the motor output will be only 2/3 of that from a 240volt outlet.
Who can use the Motorised Technology?
Exerfly’s Motorized Technology is ideal for trained individuals looking increase their eccentric strength and overall speed and power. Because users can train at a quick pace and with constant load throughout the entire movement with the technology, exercising with the motorized option is a powerful addition to your workout.
Ranging up to 80% in eccentric overload, Exerfly’s Motorized Technology allows elite athletes to achieve a level of unparalleled forceload for strength and conditioning. Our motorized option is ideal for elite athletes performing at a high level who are looking to boost their results and train supramaximally.
Exerfly's Motorized Technology is a powerful tool that can allow users to achieve any of their fitness goals faster, better and more efficiently. Available as an add-on to the Exerfly Platform and Rack Mount, take your workouts to the next level and eccentrically overload like never before.