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Core-Tex Unconventional Chest Workout

We love a heavy barbell workout as much as anyone.  But for athleticism, reactivity and joint integrity you can't beat Core-Tex.  These are just a few examples where you can load up your chest, shoulders and core like only Core-Tex can. 

Consider the anatomy and fiber directions of the all the muscles that cross the front of the shoulder.  Now consider the variety of angles that they work from and synergize with others as the relationship of the arm to the torso changes.  Need we say more?

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This article originally appeared on www.strengthresurgence.com

You’re about to get detailed insight into an incredibly unique piece of equipment that is basically a Swiss Army Knife for optimizing numerous aspects of human movement.

It’s known as the Core-Tex Reactive Trainer. I bought it a few months ago and have been putting it through its paces, and…let’s just say it offers some very unique features we need to talk about.

As a physical therapist and strength & conditioning specialist who is obnoxiously passionate about helping patients and athletes overcome injuries and maximize their physical performance, I’m always on the hunt for equipment that can make a difference in their lives.

We often see our Core-Tex family assume upright balance training on Core-Tex goes from two hands on the handrail to hands free and no use of the handrail.  In other words, going from the most help to the least help. This may lead to a misinterpretation of Core-Tex being "too advanced" and a missed opportunity to scale your balance progressions in a way that allows the user to be successful.
Core-Tex plays well with others.  With the increased interest and research around dual tasking of cognitive exercises plus motor challenges, Core-Tex is emerging as a clinical favorite for many reasons: