This guy is working out his core and not making out with his vacuum

This strange looking contraption is a kinetic resistance exercise device. It’s called the Four Minute Core Trainer and it has been designed to work 46 core muscles and eight arm muscles in just four minutes.

There is a resistance cartridge in the upper and lower section of the device that provides 60 and 70 pounds of resistance each. If that is too much or too little, additional cartridges can be purchased from the manufacturer.

The lightweight exercise device can be used while sitting, laying flat, or standing and folds for easy storage.

A smartphone holder is built into the trainer which can be used with an app to view the status of your workouts in real time.

If you’re ready to use this device to do some heavy duty crunches and strengthen your core, it’s going to cost you $299.95. You can read more about it and order at Hammacher Schlemmer.

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5 comments… add one
  • Lex April 12, 2017, 7:09 am

    Honey! Look! I’m flying !

    • Julie Strietelmeier April 12, 2017, 7:18 am

      It sure is a goofy looking device. But then so was the thigh master. I don’t think I’d pay $300 for this thing though…

  • Maeve May 27, 2017, 10:40 am

    I have so many questions! Why the strangely precise number of core muscles, when its not an anatomical term and what counts as a core muscle is so debatable? Why does “kinetic resistance” make elastic bands sound cooler? What is a Core Rio-Flex machine anyway, besides replaceable with this gadget, along with three other familiar gym machines?

    At least “Why does it look like a new version of the nineties “space invader” shaped Abflex?” is easily answered. Its another Martin Van der Hoeven machine.

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