Frequently Asked Questions
Core Transformer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page
How does the Core Transformer Specialty Workout Band System work? And what the heck is 3-dimensional core training?
No, we’re not talking about Avatar here, but we are talking about a revolutionary approach to working out. The abs crunch, while it has a handful of applications, is not functional. In real life, especially in elite and professional sports, you must quickly use your whole trunk, such as when you’re catching a pass, blocking, tackling or simply carrying groceries, (all while standing upright). In other words, moving in every dimension or 360° of space (not just crunching up) requires progressive strength or resistance from your body. It also delivers better results.
True functional core movement is performed moving through standing trunk (standing core) extension followed by standing trunk flexion. The upward facing trunk flexion or an “abs crunch,” while it has a handful of applications, is not functional. Just think about it…do you ever do a crunch on the ground in real life? Rarely if ever. But—as those in elite and professional sports know—in the real world, you might have to quickly perform trunk flexion, such as catching a pass (or catching the car keys your spouse throws to you from across the room on your way out the door), blocking (or catching the dog after he gets out through that faulty gate) and tackling (or breaking up a fight between your two kiddos). In other words, multi-planer movement in every dimension of space requires progressive strength or resistance from your body—and we move in multiple planes every single day of our lives.
3-D core training using the specialty Core Transformer exercise resistance band delivers maximal calorie burn in a short amount of time.(And unlike standard too short exercise resistance bands, the super long and durable specialty Core Transformer band allows you to comfortably work your entire upper core and body.) In fact, extensive university testing has shown that this method of training recruits the most number of muscle fibers (a whopping 622%* more of your entire trunk or core muscles than an ab crunch) working at their highest intensity level. And muscle fibers equal strength, which adds up to fat loss. The other bonus is that this type of training is low impact, so your joints don’t wake you up the next morning screaming bloody murder.
But don’t get fooled. While short, the workout is challenging, as it blends progressive, multi-planar resistance with cardio. Because the movements require so many systems to work in a singular coordinated effort, the exercise becomes high intensity very quickly. Remember, results are about intensity, not duration. The best part of this is that you can give it your all for a short time and see huge changes in your body—while burning calories and improving the health of your heart. It’s a two-fer!
No gimmicks–just your body and our bands.
* Petrofsky, Jerrold, S, PhD, JD, Michelle Prowse, MS, PT, Gurinder S. Bains, MD, Anshul Sharma, BPT, Jennifer Batt, BS, Shashi Gunda, MPT, Core Muscle Use in Superficial and Deep Abdominal Muscles with a Crunchless Abs Video, Journal of Applied Research, 2009, 9 (3)
Why train your core to get a flat, ripped 6-pack ab midsection instead of doing traditional ab crunches?
Today in the fitness industry personal training, small group and group exercise instructors performing core training has surpassed standard ab moves including the crunch, and rely heavily on a full array of small, portable equipment that was nonexistent years ago. Equipment like the specialty Core Transformer exercise resistance band, BOSU, etc. challenges the body from head to toe and activates the core functionally because of the balance and coordination requirements. The availability of these and other tools which effectively target the core, and the in-depth education that goes with programs that support functional and portable core conditioning tools has fueled the interest and sustained the core conditioning “trend.” In fact, functional core conditioning is really no longer considered a trend; it is quite simply, here to stay.
The most popular types of equipment are those that are suitable for small spaces, are transportable and can be individualized for clients. Stability balls (95%), resistance tubing and bands (95%), barbells and/or dumbbells (90%), balance equipment (87%), medicine balls (87%) and foam rollers and small balls (83%) are offered by the majority of facilities surveyed. IDEA Fitness Journal http://www.ideafit.com/idea-fitness-journal , Volume 7, Number 7 http://www.ideafit.com/idea-fitness-journal/2010/july July 2010.
Education and programming drives product sales. Logically, it would follow suit that with this continued emphasis in equipment used to train the core, would come a better understanding of how to train the core. The industry has moved away from isolated core training (abs only) to training the core in an integrated fashion and considering the science of fascia and its contribution to movement. This type of training and progressive loading and integration leads to a core that unifies the body from head to toe and allows the core to work as the key coupling link between the upper and lower body. Core stability (the ability to resist rotation) and core rotation are two key aspects of abdominal training that teach the core to work functionally in helping to prevent back injuries, promote optimal performance, and of course flat, defined abs.
Will I really burn 1,000 calories in an hour?
Yes you really can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour! We’ve tested and proved this claim using Body Bugg analysis when measuring several, well-conditioned test subjects working out rigorously with the Core Transformer for 60 minutes. How many calories you will burn per hour depends upon several factors including your level of conditioning, exercise tolerance level, pre-existing physical conditions and length of time spent exercising during each exercise bout.
If you are deconditioned forget about how many calories that you’ll burn. Rather, focus on form, follow the modifications and begin with only 20 minutes. Then, build to maybe a 40 minute workout depending upon your fitness and weight loss goals and time constraints. Bottom line: Our 1,000 Calorie BURN Kit and Fat BURN Fusion Kit will take you where you are and get you to your fitness goals safely and effectively.
Here’s a sample workout chart below to help you make smart workout game plan to get you fit safely and effectively.
How come the first time I used the specialty Core Transformer exercise resistance band I felt it more in my shoulders?
Typically most people say they’ll feel the workout hitting their shoulders first, as it’s their weakest part of their core rather than their abdominal region. That’s because most people—especially women who are significantly weaker in their upper body. Have faith and stick to the workout system, as this will only last the first three sessions tops. Then, you’ll feel it targeting your mid-section, almost like magic.
FYI your shoulders are part of your core or your trunk, so you’ll be strengthening a key component of your core (while sculpting sleek, defined and strong shoulders and arms—a great bonus.)
The Core Transformer Kit includes an eco-friendly, super long specialty Core Transformer exercise resistance band and the 1,000 Calorie BURN Workout DVD. It contains three, calorie-torching workouts that shrink-wrap every muscle around your core to give you a sleek, chiseled and very sexy flat mid-section.
Workout 1: 20 Minute 3D BURN Express is a 300 calorie-burning core workout that easily fits into your busy day because it’s only 20 minutes. This fun routine includes our favorite, 3-D standing moves that shape your mid-section fast and train every inch of your body from the inside out.
Workout 2: 40 Minute 3D BURN uses the Core Transformer® exercise resistance band for exclusive 3-Dimensional, constant-resistance exercises that reach your deepest core muscles and the rest of your body to help you smoke 600 PLUS calories in record time.
Workout 3: 60 Minute 1,000 Calorie 3D BURN targets your ENTIRE body 3-dimensionally (like a gyroscope!) to build flat abs, a strong back and a balanced body. If your goal is a defined waistline and lightning-fast weight loss, take this 1,000-CALORIE BURN CHALLENGE!
On average your tube should last about four to six months months–especially with the addition of our new, super durable rubber foot guard. Tips to extend the life of the exercise resistance tube include: (1) Make sure your lift your toes when adjusting both sides of your exercise resistance tubes to make them even so you won’t over stretch the rubber. (2) The tube is rubber and if overstretched will abrade more quickly. Rubber tubes or bands should be stretched no longer than 150% of their entire length. If you are taller than 5’10″, make sure to order the Elite Pro (tall) bands so they will last best. (We do have options to purchase the tall bands with the kits.) Keep to the recommended exercises that you can find in our workout videos and new, Core Transformer Instruction Manual. We know our bands are new, fun and really awesome, but resist the urge to perform crazy, long-legged ninja type moves, which will avoid overstretching them excessively and extend their life. As our pro teams teach, “Respect the rubber”. (3) To extend the life of your tube, we recommend that you buy an exercise resistance repair band when you purchase your kit. (4) We do have and honor a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee in the outside, rare case that your tube does happen to break. All we ask is that you ship the tube back to us at:
550 S. Barrington Ave. #4317
Los Angeles, CA 90049
How does the specialty exercise resistance repair band work?
The repair tube is a green and affordable way to extend the life of your Core Transformer by recycling your handles and foot straps. To install your new exercise resistance repair band simply cut the old tube at the black rubber part by the handles, using a good pair of scissors. Then, clip on the new repair tube and voilà, you have a new band.
How long will it take for me to receive my order?
On average it should take about one week for you to receive your new kit, as we typically ship first class USPS and fill orders 2 to 3 times per week. Occasionally, it may take up to two weeks or more if you live in a country outside the US. You can always email us directly if you’re fired up want it faster info (at) LindaLaRue.com:)! We’re here to help you get fit fast.
What is your return policy?
We have a 30 day refund policy with all our products. We do ask that your kindly ship your all your products back to us at the below address:
550 S. Barrington Ave #4317
LA, CA 90049
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