How to use IQoro
On this page we explain how to train with IQoro.
Using IQoro is easy. By pulling outwards and holding back with the lips, nerve pathways are stimulated and a total of 148 muscles are activated – from the mouth and lips, down to the upper part of the stomach.
Training can be carried out wherever you are, and takes a total of 30 seconds per training session.
This is how to train in 30 seconds
Training with IQoro step by step
- Grip IQoro between your index and middle finger.
- Place IQoro inside your lips, but in front of your teeth.
- Sit or stand and look straight ahead.
- Lower your chin slightly downwards.
- Press your lips against the shaft. Your jaw should be relaxed. Do not bite.
- First, lightly pull outwards so that IQoro releases contact with your gums.
- Breath in normally, then hold your breath.
- Pull straight out for 10 seconds while holding back with your lips.
- Exhale and relax for 3 seconds.
- Repeat another 2 times (3 pulls in total).
- You actively train for a total of 30 seconds per session.
- Complete 3 training sessions per day with at least 2 hours of rest between sessions.
- Train just before meals if you suffer from swallowing difficulties to get the best effect from the exercise.
How long does it take for me to get better?
How long it takes to get results from the training varies, depending on the type of problems you have and your individual circumstances.
According to our results guarantee you will see results of your training within 6 months. But many people start experiencing the first improvements much sooner.
Get started with your IQoro
Buy an IQoro in our webshop today and get started with your new daily routine. Instruction manual and free support are included.
Video: How you exercise on your own
In this film we show in a extensive way how an IQoro training session should look, and what is important to keep in mind :
- How you grip on your IQoro
- Your posture
- How you press your lips together against the handle to get the best possible effect from your training.
Train with the IQoro app
Our app helps you create a training routine for your IQoro. Add your own reminders and keep track of how long you train. You’ll also find practical training tips and can follow up on your results to see how your symptoms decrease over time.
The app is available for free download for both IOS and Android. The app is currently available in English and Swedish.
Five tips for training with IQoro
Avoid creating a vacuum in the mouth
Avoid swallowing to create a vacuum in the mouth. Creating a vacuum makes your muscles work less, since the vacuum is pulling IQoro inwards instead. This results in a poorer effect. Instead, squeeze and tighten your lips, allowing them to create the resistance as you pull the device outwards.
Your tongue ends up in the right place automatically
Your tongue will automatically end up in the right place when you pull IQoro outwards. Your body’s reflexes take care of this automatically.
The tip of your tongue should end up behind the front teeth in the lower jaw and become hard and tense. However, if the muscles in your mouth are very weak, it may take a few weeks or months of training before your tongue ends up in the right place. This is nothing to worry about.
Shape your mouth as if smiling
Shape your mouth as if smiling and close your lips around IQoro. Your lips should be tight against the shaft that you are holding. Your teeth should not be visible. Avoid pursing your lips as this gives a poorer effect.
Avoid clenching your teeth
Avoid clenching your teeth when training with IQoro.
Your teeth can either touch each other during exercise, or there may be a small gap between the teeth in the upper and lower jaw. This may differ because our mouths look slightly different.
The important thing is that you relax the jaw while tensing your lips.
Hold your breath when training with IQoro
Hold your breath for ten seconds while pulling IQoro outwards. If you can’t hold your breath for ten seconds, hold it for as long as you can.
To do this:
- Place IQoro on the inside of your lips.
- Take a regular breath.
- Hold your breath for ten seconds while pulling IQoro outwards.
- Relax your lips, exhale, and then take another breath before pulling outwards again. The pause should last three seconds.