WHAT IS ISOKINETICS?
Isokinetic exercise is defined as maximum effort under controlled speeds using accommodating variable resistance.
Traditionally, in order to create controlled speed, very specialized bulky 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 constant regardless of how much force you exert.
Conventional Isokinetic Machine
Isokinetics forces your muscles to experience a constant level of resistance throughout the entire range of motion, training the muscle from start to finish as effectively and efficiently as it can be trained. This is much more efficient than free weights, weight machines or elastic bands, whose degree of resistance is like a bell curve.
The result is greater muscular activation, faster muscle fatigue and dramatically shorter workout times.
HOW DOES THE T2 CREATE ISOKINETIC RESISTANCE?
The T2 uses your reciprocal BODYFIGHT® resistance in conjunction with your timed movement and the force multiplying effect of our patented static friction housing to make Isokinetic exercise possible without bulky, expensive machinery.
With BODYFIGHT® Isokinetics you are in constant control of the exercise intensity, allowing you to instantly modify and make the exercise as hard or as easy and therapeutic as you like.
The T2's BODYFIGHT® Isokinetic resistance allows for groundbreaking, first of its kind ON-THE-FLY IINTENSITY & EXERCISE CHANGES without ever having to stop to change bands, settings, or weights.
This makes the T2 the most effective and versatile way to build and tone muscle, rendering conventional training techniques like free weights, weight machines, resistance bands and isokinetic machines primitive by comparison.
BODYFIGHT® ISOKINETIC bicep curl with ON-THE-FLY INTENSITY CHANGES.
T2 BODYFIGHT® ISOKINETICS VS. WEIGHTS & BANDS
This bicep curl animation illustrates the strength curve of WEIGHTS and BANDS vs.T2 BODYFIGHT® Isokinetics. The arm color reflects the resistance change experienced throughout the entire range of motion: Blue is low resistance, Red is maximum resistance.
With WEIGHTS (left) the resistance is maximum when the arm is at 90 degrees and decreases before and past this angle during the range of motion.
With elastic BANDS (center) resistance is maximum at the end range of the motion.
With the T2 (right) the resistance is maximum throughout the entire range of motion. In exercise science this is regarded as the perfect strength curve. The result is greater muscular activation, faster muscle fatigue and dramatically shorter workout times.
With the T2 you are in constant control of the intensity; eliminating the risk of injury common with free weights and bands.
Instantly modify and adjust the resistance to make the exercise as hard or as easy and therapeutic as you like at any moment during the exercise movement without stopping to change bands, settings or weights. The T2 is the only fitness device with this capability.
National Library of Medicine: Isokinetic vs Isotonic Strength Training in Adult Men
National Center for Biotechnology Information: Short-Term Isokinetic Training Versus Isotonic Training: Effects on Asymmetry in Strength of Thigh Muscles
National Center for Biotechnology Information: Isokinetic Training – Its Radiographic and Inflammatory Effects on Chronic Low Back Pain
Science Direct: Isokinetic Exercise
Medical News Today: What Is Isokinetic Exercise?