EXERCISE TRAINING MODES REDEFINED
Isokinetic exercise is defined as maximum effort under controlled speeds using variable resistance. Normally, in order to create controlled speed, very specialized exercise machines costing thousands of dollars are required. These isokinetic machines control the speed of an exercise by fluctuating resistance throughout the entire range of motion of the exercise being performed. Your speed remains consistent despite how much force you exert.
The T2 Iso-Trainer uses Body Fight in conjunction with timed movement and our patented housing to make isokinetic exercise possible without expensive machinery. The effort put into the exercise movement is maximal throughout the entire range of motion - training the muscle from start to finish as effectively and efficiently as it can be trained. The result is greater muscular activation, faster muscle fatigue and dramatically shorter workout times. Isokinetics combined with the T2's On the Fly Intensity & Exercises Changes makes it a ground breaking and unprecedented exercise device.
Isometric exercise is the static contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint. Sort of a freeze and squeeze action.
The T2 Iso-Trainer allows you to incorporate isometric training instantly and on the fly by simply freezing your movement under maximum effort at any angle throughout the entire range of motion of an exercise. Certain compound exercises allow for opposing muscles groups to be engaged in the isometric. A capability unique to the T2 Iso-Trainer!
This is our very own newly defined and trademarked training mode. It combines all the benefits of T2 Isokinetics with elastic resistance. In Iso-ElasticTM mode the T2 is incredibly versatile and can be used for an unlimited number of exercises and variety of resistance training modes. Variable resistant isokinetic exercise is not only adjusted by speed via the T2 housing, it can be further and more automatically controlled with elastic tension using the T2 Power Bungee. Fine tune the resistance simply by stretching or relaxing the
elastic tension. Again, an unprecedented feature of the T2 Iso-Trainer.
Suspension training refers to an approach to strength training that uses a system of static ropes or webbing called a "suspension trainer" to allow users to work against their own body weight performing various suspended body weight exercises with gravity acting as the resistance. The more your weight is fighting the gravitational pull the harder it is to perform the exercise. This mode of exercise has been performed since the 1800's and more recently embodied in products like the TRX Suspension Trainer.
Every suspended training exercise ever conceived can be performed with the T2 Iso-Trainer but with the added advantage of instantly transitioning to or combining with more effective isokinetic and Iso-Elastic exercises. Rendering single function suspension trainers obsolete. No other device on the planet has this capability.
Plyometrics, also known as jump training or plyos, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength). This training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or "explosive" manner, such as in specialized repeated jumping.
The T2 Iso-Trainer allows you to incorporate isokinetic, Iso-Elastic and elastic movements while performing plyometric movements.
ELASTIC BAND & ELASTIC CORE TRAINING
Elastic band training is simple and very versatile. The more the elastic band is stretched the harder the exercise gets. Like dumbbells, barbells, or other free weights, elastic resistance bands provide external resistance that your muscles have to work against.
Elastic core training evolved from simple torso twist and rotational exercises that can be performed without resistance or with resistance such as a cable machine, medicine ball or elastic bands. It works the entire core of the torso in a very profound way engaging the entire abdomen, oblique muscles as well as the chest, back, arms, and shoulders when coupled with resistance.
The T2 Iso-Trainer can instantly engage in both elastic band and elastic core training with the added advantage of instant transition to or combining with Iso-Elastic or Isokinetic training modes. Elastic Core Training with the T2 Iso-Trainer automatically engages not only the core, chest, back, arms and shoulders but the entire body. You will find core work is incorporated into your training without having to think about it. Every torso twist or rotational exercises ever conceived can be performed with the T2 Iso-Trainer.
TABATA TRAINING REDEFINED
Tabata training or the Tabata protocol is a type of HIIT (high intensity interval training). This high intensity training mode consists of a 4 minute workout, 4 days a week for 6 weeks. Each workout consists of eight sets of 20 seconds of exercise at maximum effort each followed by a 10 second rest. It originated in the research of Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and his team from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports at Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. You can Google Tabata Training for more information.
No other single device on the planet offers a greater variety of Tabata workout possibilities than the T2 Iso-Trainer. Infinite numbers of diverse Tabata workouts can be performed with the T2 involving any of our training modes and exercises while engaging more of your body without ever having to let go of the handles.
TIME UNDER TENSION (TUT) TRAINING
Time under tension (TUT for short) is commonly used in strength and conditioning and bodybuilding for muscle gain. Also known as “tempo training” or “super-slow training”. It refers to how long a muscle is under load or strain during a set of resistance training.
The T2 Iso-Trainer is constantly working under the TUT principal. With maximum effort being applied to each repetition the T2 is under constant tension throughout the entire range of motion. The T2 allows you to deliver a maximum effort with each rep with accommodating resistance while bands (which work under an elastic stretch tension principle) or free weights, (which uses isotonics) that don't offer maximum efforts with accommodating resistance. The T2 trains the muscles and body at their fullest potential throughout the entire range of motion.
Flexibility training encompasses stretching exercises for the purpose of increasing the range of motion of a joint and its surrounding muscles during a passive movement. Passive would mean that no active muscle involvement is needed to hold the stretch.
The T2 Iso-Trainer allows for instant and deep flexibility and stretching exercises before, during or after exercises. This is especially handy when you find yourself so winded from using the T2 that you just need a moment to rest and collect yourself.
FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING
Functional Fitness Training is a classification of training that prepares the body for real-life movements and activities. Movements such as squatting, reaching, pulling, and lifting will be made easier with functional fitness integrated into your exercise routine.
The T2 Iso-Trainer is the apex of functional fitness training in a new and profound way by making isokinetics, isometrics, plyometrics and all our modes of training instantly available to you. Easily mimic activity specific movements like swimming strokes, baseball swings and throws, football throws, surfboard paddling, golf swings, tennis strokes, even yoga as well as mixed martial arts fighting techniques (check out our clip of MMA pros and T2 beta testers UFC Champ Cris Cyborg and Victor Rosas training with the T2)
HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING - HIIT
HIIT Training also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is a form of interval training. A cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until one is too exhausted to continue. These intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes, with times varying based on your fitness level as well as the intensity of the session.
With the T2 Iso-Trainer you can create unlimited numbers of HIIT workouts that involve many training modes and can engage more of your body without ever having to let go of the handles. You will quickly discover, as our beta testers did, that HIIT workouts with the T2 iso-Trainer can be completed in 15 minutes or less.
OSCI-ELASTIC WAVE TRAINING
Oscillating wave training or wave training describes exercises using elastic cords and is used in HIIT training. It is considered to be safer for shoulder, arm and wrist joints than battle ropes. It is normally performed by oscillating two independent lengths of rubberized cords until an oscillating inertial wave rhythm is achieved. The kinetic energy of this wave is transmitted through the cords to the body requiring a muscular stabilizing action from the arms, shoulders and core as well as the legs.
The T2 Iso-Trainer is the most compact and portable wave trainer available. Our twin handles and single Power Bungee eliminate the need for dual cords and requires just a single anchor point. Since much of the inertia is created by the weight and oscillation of the solid die-cast metal housing, far shorter distances are required compared with conventional wave trainers. Safety is also increased with the T2’s easily adjustable handle and strap combinations that allow for supinated, pronated and alternated grips. These grip options greatly reduce the risk of accidental release or injury.