Armored Fitness Equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

Will adding more weight to the XPO Trainer make it harder to push?
In a word, no.  Unlike older style sleds, the weight on the XPO Trainer is only used to provide friction for the front wheel to keep it from skidding as you push it.  The eXPOnential resistance is produced by the resistance motor.  Although the maximum weight capacity of the weight plate post is 100 pounds, depending on the surface and intensity of the exercise, you may find that 35 pounds will keep the front wheel from skidding. On a slick surface like polished concrete, you may need two 45 pound plates.
 
Is this a push sled with wheels?
Basically yes! But with so many advantages! Unlike sleds with skids, the XPO Trainer will not damage your parking lot, sidewalks, or even your gym flooring. With this exercise sled, you won't have to change plates for each user, because the plates are only used for traction on the type of surface you're using it on.  And bonus - it's super quiet too!
 
Will it damage my flooring?
The XPO Trainer is designed to be safe for use on most flooring.
  
The XPO Trainer looks too easy to push.  How does this wheeled push sled work?
The secret to the XPO Trainer’s punishing workout lies in the resistance motor.  You can actually push it slowly with one finger, BUT, with its eXPOnential resistance, as you begin to push it in your workout, you will feel the resistance building as you try to accelerate.  As you push harder, the resistance continues to increase, meeting your force with increasing resistance to give you the intense workout you desire.
  
Is the XPO Trainer easily portable?
Yes. The handles slide off and it is easy to transport in the back of a truck or even a 4 door sedan. See our instructional video under the caption, "General Use: Pushing, Turning, Transporting", with demonstrations on pushing, turning, and transporting on the Videos page.
  
I have a garage gym with limited floor space. What is the best space-saving way to store my XPO Trainer?
We love this hanging storage option shown in the photo below by our friends at Omega CrossFit.
XPO Trainer hanging on wall for storage
  
Can the XPO Trainer get wet?
Ideally, it is best not to expose the XPO Trainer to rain nor use in wet or slippery conditions. If it is used in the rain, or does get wet, we recommend drying off the motor and chain area and wiping it down with a little oil or spray it with a lubricating film. There is no warranty replacement for rusted parts.
  
Will it help my CrossFit training?
YES! The XPO Trainer is specifically designed with CrossFitters in mind. Get ready for the workout of your life.
  
The back wheels lift up when I push the XPO Trainer harder/faster; what's going on?
It is a common mistake to push or lift up on the handles while trying to push forward. This may cause the back tires to lift off the ground as the XPO Trainer begins to move. Apply force directly forward instead of lifting up to keep all tires on the ground. It will help if you place your hands lower down on the handles. 
 
Is there a pulling attachment?
While the original XPO Sled had an optional pulling attachment available, the new XPO Trainer does not. We found that the pulling attachment did not always function as we intended and was cumbersome to use. It has been discontinued.
 
How much weight can you put on the XPO Trainer?
The weight limit for the XPO is 100 pounds on the weight plate post.  When using the original XPO Sled's pulling attachment, do not exceed 200 pounds total weight combined.
  
Why does the XPO Trainer have a duty cycle?
When the XPO Trainer is pushed, the resistance motor generates heat.  Under normal or even extreme use by a single athlete, the heat is effectively dissipated by the resistance motor and the duty cycle would not apply.

However, when used by multiple athletes in relays where the XPO Trainer is pushed back and forth over short distances with no break between laps, that heat cannot be dissipated fast enough. In those situations, the duty cycle would apply and a break of 5 minutes is required for each 5 minutes of continuous work.
 
What kind of maintenance does the chain and motor need?
Inspect the chain for alignment and proper tension daily or weekly, depending on frequency of use.  There are Alignment and Chain Tension sections in the XPO Trainer Owner's Manual found on our Support page. For general maintenance, periodically spray the chain with the same type of chain lubrication that you would use on a bicycle. You may additionally put a little oil where the motor shaft comes out.
 
What if I am not comfortable changing the chain tension on my own?
If you aren't comfortable doing your own maintenance on the chain, find a friend who works on their own bike, and they will be able to adjust the chain tension for you. Don't know anyone? Take it to a local bike mechanic or bike shop. They'll be able to easily make adjustments for you.
 
Can I find the XPO Trainer for sale anywhere else?
No. We are currently the exclusive retailer of the XPO Trainer.
  
What is your return policy?
The XPO Trainer has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee*. If you decide you don't want the unit, your purchase price and shipping costs will be fully refunded, including return shipping. Your satisfaction is our top priority. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will be happy to exchange or refund your purchase within the first 30 days. All returns require a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Number. The return process is simple; see your owners manual for more instructions.