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The only technology that allows you to maximize muscle fiber recruitment while minimizing muscle fatigue; all without ever having to buy expensive weights or resistance devices.
TITIN FORCE™ SHORTS SYSTEM:
The BRAND NEW TITIN Force™ Shorts System has all of the same wicking and anti-microbial properties as the TITIN Force™ Shirt System but the system adds 5 pounds instead of 8, giving you the opportunity to train with 13 pounds head to toe. Due to dynamic loading, you feel the forces equivalent to a 35 pound weight vest. The weight focuses on your hamstrings, thighs, and glutes, working on posture, explosiveness, and strength. The TITIN Force™ Shorts Sytem can be used during a workout or after one for post-workout recovery.
The optimal placement of the weight means that no joints will be affected and key muscle groups will have direct access to the hot or cold gels. The TITIN Force™ Shorts System uses the same gels as the TITIN Force™ Shirt System making it a truly flexible addition to the line (the shorts come pre-loaded with an extra set of gels, however). The TITIN Force™ Shorts System uses a belt-like system to stay intact and can be worn as compression under-garments or as outerwear. The ability to mass produce these shorts will help us improve seams, upgrade material, and eventually make long pants.
The TITIN Force™ Shorts System can help boost the efficiency of workouts, improving speed, balance, endurance, and vertical leap. The TITIN Force™ Shorts System allows you to move naturally without stressing or abusing your body’s joints, and can be worn during most workouts and training programs. The system can also be heated or cooled for use during or after workouts. The hydro-gel inserts will stay hot or cold for 35-45 minutes. Product features: Provides HyperGravity Training experience - Helps improve speed, endurance, strength, vertical leap - Can be worn heated or cooled - Made with moisture-wicking A.M.Y.® antimicrobial materials to block odor & germs.
TITIN has been manufacturing and selling our Patented weighted compression gear for nearly 3 years. We have distribution in over 14 countries, with more European countries joining within the next few months.
Our manufacturing partner, who is based out of Honduras, currently manufacturers for Adidas performance wear, Nike, as well as Under Armour Team Gear. They have extensive expertise in the manufacturing space as well as the capacity to manufacture large Purchase Orders. We have been working with them for nearly 8 months and their Quality Control is far superior to anything else I have seen, including our prior manufacturing partners.
Patrick Whaley is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TITIN Inc., Georgia-based business was founded in 2005 in his dorm room while going to school full-time. In this role, Mr. Whaley has conducted extensive research for defined therapeutic usages, negotiated contracts with the athletes and teams of the NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, and PGA. As the CEO, he lead negotiations for a $Multi-million Venture Capital financing round in 2012. His award-winning product has won over $70,000 from business plan competitions to assist in commercializing his technology. In 2012, TITIN won $10,000 from the Under Armour Innovation Challenge. Prior to that in early 2011, his technology also won the Most Fundable award and Most Bankable award at the GT Business Plan Competition and Rice Business Plan Competition (the largest business plan competition in the world), respectively. He also won the Outstanding Product of 2011 at Global Venture Labs in Austin, Texas. His products were also dubbed "The Next Big Thing" by CNN. Such competitions also included winning First Place and People's Choice award in the GT InVenture Prize competition 2010. Mr. Whaley led all product licensing negotiations, marketing, product research, and development.
Prior to beginning development of his product, Mr. Whaley was a Co-op Mechanical Engineer for Factory Automation Systems for one year where he designed, fabricated, documented, and assembled End-of-Arm-Tools and cell layouts in addition to supervising onsite fabrication at EFI. Mr. Whaley graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Mechanical Engineer in 2010. He is an accomplished high school and collegiate athlete, has competed in body building contests, and has served as a personal trainer for therapy, athletic speed training and conditioning, and overall fitness.
Scott Hakim, our Director of Athlete Integration and Research and Development has extensive knowledge in the apparel and biomechanics space with his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and his past internship at the Under Armour Innovation Lab. He has conducted multiple lab and field tests as an undergrad. Now, he is devoting his time to TITIN to facilitate and lead our R&D team to continue to innovate with the right direction, "science based and results driven."
Marco Ruggiero, our Director of Sales and Trade Shows has a double Bachelors and a Masters, specializing in Kinesiology. His background comes from his relentless pursuit of sports and fitness and the drive to better not only himself, but those around him. As a collegiate soccer player, he understands the benefits of TITIN from an athletes perspective. Furthermore, as a personal trainer, he has applied TITIN to his rehab and reconditioning workouts he designs for his clients.
We have finalized our patterns, produced prototypes, and have been tested by Professional and Olympic athletes around the world (including the Netherlands Olympic Speed Skating Team-24 medals at Sochi 2014). The shorts have worked beyond expectations on the professionals. We want to sell our professional grade products to the everyday consumer and fitness enthusiasts. TITIN is ready for full production of our weighted shorts to compliment our weighted shirt system and has the capacity to deliver a quality product in a timely manner. Now it is time to show the world how to train in HyperGravity™, one person at a time.
In short, these three central members of our team are the key ingredient to the success of TITIN. We have grown over 80x since October and will continue to expand into new products and multiple market sectors with the help of KickStarter. Together, we can change the way people train.
TITIN FORCE™ SHIRT SYSTEM
The TITIN Force™ Shirt System takes the outdated weight vest and transforms it, using hydro-gel weights as inserts that can be heated or cooled for post workout recovery. The shirt system strategically places medical grade gel weights onto your muscle groups through the use of a durable, wicking shirt made with 14 durable pockets, in addition to an anti-microbial wicking cover compression shirt that wicks sweat 4x faster than the leading compression wear.
With a system that keeps you cool while pushing your workout further, you’d expect the system to be very difficult to wash. But all of the TITIN Force™ products are made with A.M.Y. polyester meaning the shirts actually clean themselves when under the presence of sweat, allowing you to simply turn the shirt inside out to clean! (If you want to wash it you can cold-wash, hang-dry while removing the gels. DO NOT SOAK THE GEL.)
Through a joint study with Under Armour®, TITIN was found to increase lactate intake by 25%, vertical leap by 13%, endurance by 11%, top end sprint speed by 3% and overall agility, posture, and strength, meaning you can train harder, faster, and longer. The science behind the product lies within the shirts ability to recruit the muscle fibers from throughout your body that is responsible for regenerating your muscles after a workout. Because the gels are placed only on the muscles and not the joints, the regenerative properties occur without muscle fatigue, meaning you are even stronger immediately following a workout!
The TITIN Force Shirt™ System provides the first ever HyperGravity™ Training, allowing you to feel like you are training on Earth and competing on the Moon*
*After a 45 minute workout with a Division I Basketball athlete wearing TITIN he was able to vertical jump 2 inches higher than his previous best.
If you are tired of ice baths and heating pads, TITIN has your back. The entire system can be heated or cooled and stays hot or cold for 30-45 minutes. Now, instead of wasting time staying static in an ice bath or being connected to a heating pad, you can now take your post-workout therapy and mobilize it, allowing for dynamic stretching while simultaneously receiving the recovery benefits.
Just throw the entire unit in the freezer or place the gels in the microwave and you are good to go! The heating and cooling benefits are also beneficial for training in extreme temperatures and for providing extra support in squatting and lifting. Due to the zipper placement on the back of the unit, TITIN does not restrict your movement, allowing you to do any workout, play any sport, or train in any conditions, making it truly the most revolutionary training product on the market.
Why 8 Pounds? Why not a Weight Vest?
Weight vests apply all the load on your shoulders, creating bad posture, negatively affecting your joints, and fatiguing your muscles almost instantly because the weight is all concentrated in one area.
TITIN, on the other hand, evenly distributes the weight across your body, not affecting your joints, improving your posture, and, in turn, improving the kinematic sequence, allowing you to train at the peak of your potential. Additionally, this type of training initiates your muscle fiber recruitment immediately.
Most people believe that training with more weight is the best way to train, but that's actually a misconception.
The more weight you train with, the more you are hindering your training, unless you start at a stable, low, weight. With more weight you start to train your slow-twitch muscle fibers, which are responsible for extreme distance running and small, heavy, weight-lifting sets. However, once you train your slow-twitch fibers, you will find it extremely difficult to train your fast-twitch fibers. Your fast-twitch muscle fibers are responsible for vertical leap, top end speed, endurance, lactate intake, agility, change of direction, and other burst movements, including distance running and repetitive movements. These fibers are trained by using low-weight, high intensity, for a long period of time. After training these fibers, you can add a small amount of weight every so often to train both fibers. Think of it this way: you can train a good sprinter to be a good marathon runner but not a good marathon runner to be a good sprinter. That's because once you train your slow-twitch fibers, your body is much less capable of going back and training those fast twitch fibers.
Additionally, our shirts feel like 20 pounds due to dynamic loading. Think of a wet towel example. If you hold the wet towel in your hands like a ball it feels significantly lighter than if you were to hold the towel from the top two corners. This is because the weight is now distributed over a wider area and due to the moments on the point of contact, it gives a feeling of more weight.
We, at TITIN, are in the education phase. We want our users to train the right way, break free of the status quo, and be apart of the disruptive brand that we are quickly growing. Eventually our shirts will have added weight and benefits, but in order to facilitate the most effective training on the market we must focus solely on the best way to start your training, even if you are an experienced lifter or trainer.
Join thousands of military personnel, professional and collegiate athletes, cross-fitters, and people looking to get in shape by training in TITIN. Want more information along with the science behind this revolutionary product? Email Scott Hakim at email@example.com
Risks and challenges
As with any product design there may exist some challenges after the backing period has ended. Since our Founding in 2010 we have experienced many challenges in production but have never left our customers in the cold. If any issues arise we are easily accessible and will be more than happy to help. In our 4 years of existence we have never had a customer return a unit out of dissatisfaction and only a few customers exchange due to minor defects. In the event of any defect, we will make sure you receive an exchange - no questions asked.
Additionally, due to overwhelming demand of our products, we are constantly improving and refining our manufacturing process to increase production capacity. We appreciate your patience as we will work as hard as possible to negate any of these issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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