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Here is a great example of taking a "known" exercise-the side plank, and making it better.  By adding the motion available with the Core-Tex, the variability adds to what the nervous system must adapt to and how the body can dissipate stress across more structures.
People often ask me what are my favorite Core-Tex exercises. Three of them shown here are 3 of my favorites because they are movements that are unique to the Core-Tex and the patented motion.
Here's the official clip from Spike TV of the first part of the Core-Tex episode where the judges, Randy Hetrick, Jillian Michaels and Obi Obadike are first introduced to the Core-Tex.  They quickly realize that it is the real deal!
This is an MMA inspired advanced strength and metabolic exercise with the Core-Tex. Remove the handrail for 360 motion around the platform. Time your chest and foot to hit together. A couple of revolutions of this and your heart will be pounding!
Use the Core-Tex platform as an environment to allow the user to create motion in the the joints and tissue of the foot and ankle. By pre-positioning the feet and hips, the rotation of the Core-Tex can authentically create these motions.  No need for continual hands on work by a therapist when the Core-Tex can create and reinforce your work. 
Dave Gottfield, Founder and President of Spark Motion is an injury prevention and rehab specialist.  Here he shows some amazing hip mobility strategies that are uniquely enhanced by the motion of the 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. 

An often overlooked way to both control the Core-Tex platform and interact with the client or patient is for you to control the platform. The coach or therapists can:
  • stabilize the platform with your hands
  • guide the motion of the platform with your hands
  • create abrupt starts and stops for your client or patient to react to

This short video will give you some insight how you (or a workout partner) can interact with the Core-Tex platform and user. 

Bonus:  Pay attention to the sound of the new Core-Tex....

Here is a great example of how the rotational component of the Core-Tex is superior to any other product in producing the functional movement(s) that correlate with the activity.  

Using these 3 simple moves, rotation is increased at both the hips and thoracic spine, heat is brought to the tissue and the nervous system is excited in golf related movements.

We often refer to mobility as the secret weapon of the Core-Tex®.  And if you have ever had the opportunity to go through some of the motions and principles described below.  You know exactly what we’re talking about.

A recent research article on Core-Tex in the International Journal of Research in Exercise Physiology looked at flexibility as one of the four components of fitness utilizing Core-Tex.  Improvements were clearly seen post Core-Tex intervention.

The science is there behind the amazing response you get from using the Core-Tex and reactive training for your mobility work. The concept of using subtle, oscillating motions in combination with Core-Tex achieves unique neurophysiological and vector variable, mechanical benefits.

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!

“You got robbed!”

“What were they thinking?”

“Are you kidding me?”

“I couldn’t believe it!”

These were just some of the emails, text and comments on social media sent to me after people saw Core-Tex get eliminated in the first round of the finale.  After hearing all of the supportive feedback I felt a little vindicated after having to keep this secret for four months after the filming.