TECHNOLOGY - O - PLENTY
WORK 4X THE MUSCLES
Engage and fire Four Times as many muscles by switching from a standard piece of strength equipment to Vicore, while performing the same exercise? Sounds like some Infomercial claim "just sit on your couch and watch the pounds melt away".
Hey, don't go getting all sideways on us, we are just reporting the results.. Actually, when our team was developing the first bench we knew we were on to something pretty revolutionary. Simply because- after a workout we were sore in places we never knew existed. Not to mention during the workout everyone was breathing so hard and sweating so much, we honestly thought we had invented the worlds first Cardio Bench..
Well as luck would have it, we crossed paths with a Scientist named Alex Grey who had developed a system for measuring muscle activity called Somaxis (you can see some of his work on TED Talks). Alex was also heavily into fitness and was intrigued by what we were doing, we all decided it would be pretty interesting to test out The Vicore Concept using his technology.
The results far exceeded our mental expectations to say the least, however, matched perfectly with what we were experiencing physically. Just as we stated previously Vicore equipment engaged and fired 4 to 6 times as many muscle groups than if your performed the exact same exercise on traditional strength equipment.
Below you will find the data.
"I created a custom sensor configuration that measures several muscle groups: Rectus Abdominis, External Oblique, Internal Oblique, Transverse Abdominis. I used a medical-grade electrophysiology system for data acquisition. Initial results show that the Vicore bladder bench engages core muscles about 4x more than a flat bench does.
I will continue gathering data and will refine this number as we approach the golden value of 35 test subjects (needed for statistical significance). However, I feel comfortable with you releasing this information and/or information from the report. Then later when I get more data you can always post an update." - Alex, Somaxis
Utilizing infrared thermal imaging technology, you can see first hand how Vicore’s patented BodyLink System warms up the core (okay, freakin’ melts it).
The photos on the left demonstrate the difference between Vicore and Traditional Benches.
White denotes where the muscles are the hottest, therefore being worked the most. Notice how the core is engaged in all exercises with Vicore. Do flies, engage your core, chest presses, enhance your balance, skull crushers, decrease your reaction times. The point is, anything you used to do on your old bench, now turns into a total body workout.
Reach muscle fatigue faster through the eccentric (the negative part of the lift). It is a known fact that returning the start position of any lift is the most important part.
This is the “Result Zone” and in order to gain entrance you must slow down. Working out with Vicore Equipment facilitates this perfectly, enhancing every aspect of your efforts.
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER
Work your arms – rip your core. Work your shoulders – rip your core. Work your biceps – rip your core. Are you starting to see a pattern here?
It is literally impossible to do any kind of workout on an unstable surface without engaging your core, building your balance and quickening your reaction times. It is the ultimate multitasking.
SAFETY DONE RIGHT.
DID WE MENTION IT WAS TOUGH?
Let’s face it, people take risks wherever they go, its in our DNA--and the gym is no different. Our objective is to help these risk takers reach their fitness goals by designing equipment that takes the risk out. We create controlled environments that don't roll, burst, or slide. All Vicore products are subjected to extreme and redundant testing. Everything from being deliberately punctured multiple times, while under 4,500 lbs of pressure, to a menagerie of formal testing standards. We take every measure possible to ensure that our equipment is up to any challenge those creative types can think of. Besides, wearing a helmet while working out, just seems so cumbersome.
Besides being subjected to all sorts of indignities which we invented ourselves, all Vicore products have undergone and passed the following:
Mandatory European Safety Standards (TUV)
EN 957 Safety Standards
9001 Factory Certification
DIB Certification (Dipped in Blood and thrown into a tank full of angry sharks)
All right, we made that last one up.
When lifting weights or performing any other training, there are few things more important than technique and proper body positioning. Not having these elements in place is the fastest way to cause injury and counter act progress. It is an interesting fact: there are over 50 companies designing and producing weight machines and exercise benches, yet everyone of them is making them the exact same way, with a layer of foam covered by nagahyde.
Just look at these surfaces, they do not even come close to matching the human body's natural shape and curves - not good. Now look at the Vicore Body - Link System from the moment you sit or lay down the surface immediately forms exactly to you, supporting every part of you it touches. As you move and shift so does the System, thus dramatically reducing the possibility of injury.
Whether your goal is strength, agility, balance or bulk, in or to achieve it you must be able to work out injury free and there is no better way to insure this, than with proper ergonomics and technique.
Well you made it to the part where we commend you for your desire to learn about better ways to do things. Vicore truly does represent a huge advancement in the fitness world. However, the cool thing is, you don't have to sit there and talk about it- or try and convince people, this is one of those rare times when you simply have to try it. Twenty seconds into your first reps and you will instantly know you have found the truth. One day after your first workout- and you will know instantly you found a hidden reserve of lactic acid. It really is a new way to workout that involves every physical capability that human beings possess.
Here is a quick review of the upside to using Vicore Equipment in your work out.
Vicore's patented Body Link System provides an inherently unstable, yet extremely safe interface between your body and the bench. This instability forces your body to engage core muscles with every movement.
Vicore's Body Link System weighs an incredible 28 pounds and can support over 5,000 pounds. Its proprietary anti burst technology is the most effective ever developed. For the record, a Physio Ball weighs about 15 ounces, is very squirreLly, and loves to burst, leaving you with a dumbbell in the forehead and a few gaps in your grill.
Performing the same exercises as you normally would on a Vicore bench, increases balance, Core strength, neural synapse and agility. Leading inevitably to the opposite sex finding you more attractive.
Using Vicore equipment forces you to slow down your movements, which accentuates the Eccentric part of the lift, which is the most effective way to gain strength and reach muscle fatigue. You also use less weight, which allows you more control and improves form, also a vital element in realizing gains.
Vicore equipment shapes and forms to every individuals unique body shape, providing the best support ever offered in the fitness category. These exceptional ergonomics dramatically reduce the chance of skeletal injury caused by excessive pressure.
With Vicore you are literally 'floating on air' thus, there are no pressure points, only smooth and fluid motions, so you build muscle - not scar tissue.
All Vicore products are made from the very highest quality commercial grade raw materials available. They will stand up to even the most insane commercial environments. The surfaces are covered by a 2 year unconditional warranty (and if needed are easily installed on site). The frames include a LIFETIME warranty which covers everything but dents, dings and paint scratches. Come on you got to give us something, we have the best two- step coating process around - but paint scratches.
Soft Surface Training is the NEXT BIG ADVANCEMENT IN FITNESS. You might as well embrace it..
THE BodyLink Surface IS infused with AN antimicrobial agent (antibacterial & antifungal) and UV inhibitors.