The Total Core is an abdominal fitness machine that you may have seen advertised on shopping channels or other infomercials. In this short article, I shall review the Total Core (extra or Deluxe versions) and discuss whether it works or not. I hope this will provide you with the ability to make an informed decision about this fitness machine.
The Total Core is sold as a machine that’s able to tone and trim your belly and waistline. These statements are important and revealing as the machine is not portrayed as one that can make you lose belly fat. This is likely the case as it is known that no ab exercises can specifically target and burn off belly fat. Indeed, it is nearly impossible to spot reduce fat with any exercise. You lose fat from your body in its entirety and not from any specific body part.
This means that if you have belly fat to lose, using this machine by itself will not be enough to get optimal results. You will need to follow a healthy and sensible diet plan that’s focused on fat loss and you will likely need to pursue other forms of exercise, those that will help you shed more body fat faster and more efficiently than just crunches. There is a diet manual that comes with the machine, but you may need more to really get results.
Crunches are the exercise that the Total Core helps you do. You sit in the machine, rest your back against the supporting frame with its cushions and perform a regular crunch. At the back of the Total Core, there are a number of coils that help you do the crunch. In particular, there’s this point of maximum resistance when you raise your upper body during a crunch that some people find hard to overcome. These coils will help you get over that point.
However, there are people who say that a crunch should only be performed until you reach that point and no further. In addition, the fact that the exercise becomes easier also reduces the amount of stimulation your ab muscles receive and so may reduce the effectiveness of the exercise.
The Total Core is marketed as a machine that can help support your back and neck and so reduce the stress a crunch may create on those body parts. It is true that the Total Core supports your back but as your head is not supported by the rest (for people of a certain height), the neck support is doubtful.
There’s no doubt that you can get a workout by using this machine. The Total Core does work your abs. However, to get optimal results may require more.KA DHIIBO RAYIGAAG UGU MACQUULSAN FADLAN WAXAA REEBAN WaXII AFLAGADA AH IYO WXII QIBIIL AH