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.
Shoulder and hip separation. Core stability. Core strength.
These are not just fundamental athletic requirements; they are also healthy life requirements. With Core-Tex, we use the terminology “coil and uncoil”. To do this effectively, the body’s core must be both stable and strong...
There are so many benefits to the unrestricted rotational component to Core-Tex, especially for rotational athletes. But one application often overlooked is the influence the motion of Core-Tex will have on a ground-based limb.
This demo uses the basic mechanics of a golf swing to highlight how the athlete can promote improved hip rotation on the fixed leg. Core-Tex guides the movement on the ground based leg by rotating with the contralateral limb in contact with Core-Tex.
This single subject study was a first to look at individual muscle responses along with acceleration of the Core-Tex platform. Our long-term research goals are to validate the mechanisms and benefit to reactive training and reactive variability.
We would like to thank the team at AKI Movement Lab in Santa Barbara for their work on this project.
We've gotten so many questions and interests in how the new Core-Tex RT is different from the original Core-Tex. Well, this video will show you some of the key changes. Don't worry, though-the patented motion remains the same!