Shatter Plateaus, Facilitate Movement
The Core Restore Training System (CRTS™)
Core Restore Mission Statement:
To empower and educate people to use their bodies as nature intended.
What is The Core Restore Training System Solving?
Our neuromuscular apparatus enables the mind-body connection, which reteaches the body to use the right muscles for the right movement. Our patented training system provides people with 360 degrees of fluid motion!
What is the Overall Goal of CRTS™?
The Core Restore Training System (CRTS™) primary focus is on generating muscular contraction by training to increase the stimulation of the stabilization slow-twitch muscle fibers. CRTS™ is a training program designed to strengthen muscle groups in all planes of motion by ensuring each section of the body can work in isolation before integration. This system starts with engaging muscles to move single body parts to eventually add multiple body parts in single and multi-dimensional planes of motion with infinite combinations from the amount of load and directions of force. This way of training more accurately replicates natural movement in terms of range of motion and direction of force, which prevents the muscular imbalances and compensation that can lead to poor muscle adaption and injury.
What is a The Main Principle of CRTS™?
We accomplish this by using The Building Block Principle. Each section of the body must be able to work effectively in isolation prior to being integrated with other sections. Once this has been ascertained, the work of integrating the isolated parts into integrated motion to improve overall motion. This ensures that the entire body can move as intended, leading to sustainable results while avoiding injury.
The CRTS™ Training Apparatus:
CRTS™ Integrates with and Enhances Your Current Methodology
Summation as to what makes The Core Restore Training System’s design unique in its ability to accomplish what other training and rehabilitation systems aren’t able to resolve.
Decrease Recovery Time
An important piece of the exercise continuum is the ability for the muscular system to recover from the constant stressors that come with exercise and daily living. TheCore Restore Training System (CRTS™) allows the user to concentrate on where they are feeling the muscle contraction by holding an isometric position, which in turn stimulates oxygen, and blood flow into the body. The CRTS™ movements are slow and controlled once the contraction is established by the user. This targeted approach helps the trainer see that the user is beginning to feel the engagement of their muscles. In other words, the user is dictating to the trainer/practitioner this information so that the health professional is able to make an assessment based on real-time feedback from their client/patient.
By using this training system, the fitness/healthcare professional is able to utilize their own modalities in conjunction with, or as a follow-up to their individual treatments plans
Decreasing the amount of recovery time using the training system sets an environment for the user’s muscular system to feel recovery from soreness, stiffness, tightness, and pain, which in turn frees up range of motion that has previously been limited and restricted.
With regard to professionals in the fitness field, we often avoid advising our clients to take time off from our workouts, due to fear of losing income. However, if we are doing what is best for our clients, our programs would incorporate time off for recovery. We know that if our clients aren’t recovering from exercise, then they are not getting the true benefits from our workouts, which could result in making clients more susceptible to injury. CRTS™ removes this concern from the equation, and allows your facility to market our training system as a “Recovery Workout” system. This is one of the many different ways to introduce CRTS™ to your clients, and keep money in your pockets, while still making the health of your clients the number one priority!
Increase Range of Motion
The Core Restore Training System is increasing range of motion by focusing on increasing muscular contraction vs stretching and passive manipulation.
Our system allows the user to follow their own three-dimensional motion in space without the restrictions of a machine. The unique design of our pulleys allows for free unrestricted 360° of motion. The user will learn to understand their own joint range of motion, thus empowering them with the knowledge of how their body moves in space. Users will begin to recognize the specific limitations within their body with the guidance of the practitioner/trainer who will teach them to feel the restriction. CRTS™ uses its unique pulleys to stimulate the appropriate muscle fibers that allow the range restriction to open up from the feedback of the user’s brain connecting the neuro-muscular systems.
It’s the feedback from the pulleys, which allows the user’s brain to recognize and configure how to use this information to safely open up the range while using their mind-body connection. This is done without any hands-on manipulation for longer lasting results in maintaining an unobstructed range of motion.
There are two ways to increase motion using CRTS™. The safest way to do this is to gradually allow your clients/patients to begin feeling the experience of the correct stimulation before engaging any kind of movement. With our system, users are working on isometric contractions focused on holding a position without movement. The goal isn’t focused on getting to the end range right away, but on teaching, learning, and assessing how the user is moving (or not moving) into the desired position. This can be done safely and effectively using our neuromuscular pulleys. Our pulleys stimulate proper motor learning and adaptations, which assist in correctly and slowly engaging the neuromuscular system to adapt to these very specific and light loads for correct physical adaptations that present themselves in the user’s body for sustainable and repeatable results.
The second way to increase range of motion is by working directly into the desired range without a gradual approach. The majority of modalities increase range of motion without being mindful of the philosophy surrounding stability before flexibility. If this is the strategy, it should be done with an understanding of what the practitioner is trying to accomplish, along with an awareness of user sensitivity and known pathologies based on certain populations like seniors, sedentary individuals, avid stretchers and individuals that seek lots of passive manipulation. This is where the firing of the muscle(s) can either turn on or switch off. Too much stimulation without proper reinforcement for some sensitive users can cause problems. Our recommendation is to end with the user performing three to five (10) second isometric holds into the new end range in order to recruit and reinforce the stability of the joint, thus lessening vulnerability within the joints.
Fine-Tune Muscle Contraction
Many available exercise modalities aren’t teaching your clients to feel where a muscle contraction is coming from in order to properly move into a position or pose or exercise. With the Core Restore Training System we are offering a unique product that teaches the user to feel the contraction, where it should be originating from, and how to use the contraction in order to move (as opposed to merely moving for the sake of moving). CRTS™ focuses on the user sensing the increase in muscle contraction, which leads the user to gaining a heightened understanding of how they are using their muscles to get in to and out of a particular position of focus.
Educate Clients on their Joint Structure and Function
The Core Restore Training System is built on the principle of providing individually based education on basic anatomy, body mechanics, joint structure and function. This enhanced knowledge will provide your clients with a solid foundation of how their own joint structure works within their muscular system.
The Cube is built for 360°of un-restricted user controlled motion for the correct direction of force. To make the direction of force as accurate as possible The 20 Mechanical Muscles pulleys slide up and down on the Cube. The pulleys are designed with a cable that extends and retracts under constant unfluctuating resistance for consistent one-pound load to increase muscle contraction. The 51 Pieces of Adjustable Body Hook Gear are designed for further accurate adaptation to the body. This method of training finally gives the trainer the tools to offer your clients the needed awareness and understanding of how their muscular system functions with respect to their particular neuromuscular issues and individual body mechanics.
Re-enforce Symmetrical Motion and When to not Re-enforce Symmetrical Motion
It is optimal to have as much symmetrical motion in the body as possible so that exercise/therapies aren’t reinforcing the asymmetries that lead to further injury. CRTS™ is a one of a kind unique tool to use with your clients/patients in order to help them understand where they are limited, and how the reinforcement of limitation impedes their ability to progress. When it comes to producing the proper amount of torque, it is imperative that limitation in range is addressed and not reinforced but there exceptions to this rule for certain populations.
Certain populations like seniors, sedentary clients, avid stretchers and clients that seek lots of passive manipulation are populations where more than likely their stabilization characteristics within their muscular systems are non-excitant. The safest way to begin training these users is to minimize the negative affects by meeting these clients where their body is currently.
For seniors and sedentary clients, most likely their slow-twitch muscles fibers responsible for stabilization are non-existent. Their bodies have been in asymmetrical positions for years. When opening up new ranges to get them symmetrical, they will have a greater chance of having a pain response to the new position and lots of delayed excessive soreness. Increase the contractibility of their stabilization fibers in the asymmetrical ranges for the first couple of sessions before attempting opening ranges and balancing their pelvis.
Yogis’ and avid stretchers when using CRTS™ have a greater chance of becoming extremely sore when beginning to use CRTS™. This is because people that constantly stretch are bypassing the muscle fibers responsible for stabilization and their bodies aren’t used to focusing on increasing contraction in order to increase length. This is a new concept in the fitness world.
Most training and rehabilitation methods are focused on muscle lengthening when CRTS™ is focused on muscle contracting. Muscles are designed to pull in order to lengthen, Muscles need to contract in order to relax. When the muscle has an efficient muscle contraction this will actually create more muscle length.
Remember, when you have an elderly client that hasn’t had any form of exercise or a client that has never trained endurance or slow twitch muscle fibers they are more than likely to become extremely sore after or during their workouts. Use caution when you start to progress these populations into training for symmetry. This should always be based on your own assessments and feedback that you receive from your clients.
Main focus is on Isometrics and Eccentric Muscle Contractions
The Core Restore Training Systems primary focus is on small controlled movements by means of isometric and eccentric contractions. The isometric exercises that are able to be produced with CRTS™ are far different than the traditional isometrics that can be accomplished with body weight or other forms of equipment, such as bands.
When performing isometrics, the joint angle and non-fluctuating one-pound load of CRTS™ is imperative to have the correct adaptation result so that it can be applied to a specific muscle group.
Our training system is designed in a manner that allows the user to match the force from the pulleys at a precise angle of resistance. This provides them with constant and consistent non-fluctuating tension that improves the function of that muscle group. The majority of isometrics are static; however, the Core Restore Training System uses incremental isometrics and different angles of load, which allows the user to move without the fluctuation of load. This method of training sets the stage for motion to improve with ease, throughout the entire movement range, and without the fluctuation of load that bands, weights, and cables can stress within the joints and muscles. When increasing contractibility using isometrics, the result is increased stability, flexibility, endurance, and strength of the muscular system. Thus, the outcome from our training system, is decreased recovery time, which allows users to gain more positive optimal effects from your exercise routines.
CRTS™ can focus on the eccentric contraction to improve overall muscle strength because it increases the amount of elastic energy that builds up in the muscles. Our process generates enough force to transition into the concentric position. When training eccentrically, this can generate up to 3 times more tension than concentric training alone.
During eccentric work, the muscle-tendon system is stretched, which results in the absorbing of mechanical energy. The greater tension provides increased stimulus to the muscle fibers, which has a more significant impact on the biological adaptations, needed to generate more force and a safer transition phase from one motion to the next.
By concentrating on isometric and eccentric movements our end goal is to increase the force output of the concentric muscle contractions.
Why The CRTS™ Pulleys are Unique:
Retraining the Muscular System
Why the Core Restore Isometric Pulley is unique compared to all other types of exercise equipment and methods?
The Mechanical Muscle (MM) pulley is designed for a specific application and load. What makes our pulley unique, and one of a kind, is found within the design. Our training system pulleys have been engineered to emphasize a minimal amount of motor units that are necessary to stimulate a muscle contraction. By definition, a motor unit is a partnership between a motor neuron and the muscle fibers they are attached too. The MM pulley at the one-pound load is stimulating the minimum amount of motor units for a given amount of muscles around a joint or joints.
The MM uses a dedicated spring, which allows the cable, housed within the pulley to extend or return automatically under constant tension. This unique design creates consistent resistance and load that does not fluctuate throughout the entire working range. We discovered that when there are fluctuations that increase load more than the fibers can keep up with, you are then bypassing the ability to retrain these types of muscles fibers. In other words, once the load becomes too much you will recruit the muscle fibers that can handle these types of loads. Essentially, what we are accomplishing with the light non-fluctuating one-pound load is stimulation of the nervous system just enough so that we are only switching on as many muscle fibers as are needed to overcome the resistance. This is how the nervous system regulates force. With larger loads and fluctuating loads (in all traditional exercise equipment and non-tampered pulleys), these muscle fibers get bypassed because the load is too heavy for these types of fibers to become stimulated. The CRTS™ MM is working with this principle in mind.
Different fiber types of muscles require a variety of stimulation in order to make all fibers more efficient at contracting. CRTS™ is adding this much needed application to everyone’s workout regimen. Our system is focusing on the slow twitch muscle fibers that are responsible for increased waste removal, while using oxygen as their fuel source.
These muscle fibers are densely populated within capillaries that carry blood to the muscles for much needed recovery. Periods of recovery have also been proven to provide fast-twitch muscle fibers the ability to increase isoform production by decreasing loads.
Pulleys that are typically used in the exercise and rehabilitation environments are designed to recruit the most motor units possible during a given exercise. Large loads and higher resistances require the body to perform exercises, as well as call upon more muscle groups to control the load, and this reinforces compensation. Unlike our pulley’s, traditional pulleys overload the system, and force the body to compensate by recruiting the wrong muscle groups. The Mechanical Muscle pulley uses a small load (one pound) of consistent non-fluctuating resistance to isolate the smallest amount of motor units in order to improve sensitivity. Improved sensitivity allows the muscles to re-train fibers, thus resulting in the use of the minimum amount of force recruitment in handling a given load.
Our unique design enables the connection between the mind and the body, in order to safely move into a new range of motion, and gradually open up that range, thus allowing the body to feel safe, and to keep the new range in its new position.
Using CRTS™ as a Valuable Tool in Conjunction with Your Methodology
Watch testimonials from fitness & health professionals regarding the amazing impact of our system
At Core Restore we have worked with several health and wellness professionals as part of our internal case study processes. These case studies were designed to explore the impact of our training system on facilitating other wellness modalities to become more effective within their modalities.
Please check out the videos below which contain testimonials from fitness and health professionals regarding the amazing impact of our system.
These videos demonstrate the integration of our system within professional disciplines. You will see struggles prior to using CRTS™, integration of our system to overcome these struggles, and the after effects demonstrating the positive impact that The Core Restore Training System has had.
Witness first-hand how CRTS™ has helped professionals, and/or clients perform an exercise, a pose, a position, or movements that were previously impossible to accomplish. These case study testimonials are provided directly from the professionals within the targeted disciplines identified below. In other words, don’t take our word for it, take theirs, and ENJOY!