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Undersun Fitness’ Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where in the door do I attach the anchor?

    The round foam stopper will allow you to set your anchor on the side, top or bottom of your door. The will give you multiple anchor heights, varying from low to high, depending on the exercise. Make sure to sign up for one of the TA2 Resistance Band Programs for a complete 90-Day Weight Loss or Muscle Building Plan.

  • What makes this program different than other resistance band programs?

    Most of the resistance band programs out there are designed as full-body workouts. The downside of this style of training is that it's almost impossible to give each muscle group the concentrated attention they need to maximize muscle development. TA2 was designed using a weekly muscle building "split" with each muscle-group trained on separate days. This approach allows for multiple exercises per body-part, a higher quality of work, and ultimately more muscle.

  • Is there a heavier resistance level than the extra-heavy band?

    One of the great things about resistance bands is the portability, so why haul around more bands than you need? If you want to go heavier than the X-Heavy band, just stack it with another band for more resistance. For example, the X-Heavy band paired with the Heavy band equals a maximum resistance of almost 200 pounds. That’s a lot of resistance for 2 bands that barely weigh more than a pound.

  • What does the name "TA2" stand for?

    TA2 stands for “Train Anywhere. Train Anytime”, and with the TA2 Muscle Building program, paired with Undersun Resistance Bands, you will have the freedom to do precisely that. Don't be fooled with all that flexibility though, TA2 is a true muscle building and strength program.

  • What makes TA2 different than other HIIT programs?

    Most HIIT & TABATA programs are great for weight loss and cardiovascular conditioning, but there usually is not a resistance component to help tone and build muscle.  Even if your goal is only to lose weight, having more lean muscle is the fastest and easiest way to burn more calories. The TA2 program incorporates the use of resistance bands so that every major muscle group is targeted, for a total-body workout.

  • How long does each workout take to complete?

    At the beginning of the program, you will be able to complete a workout in under 25 minutes. As you progress through the weeks the workout time will increase gradually, but you will still be able to complete each one in approximately 40-minutes.  

  • What is an eccentric contraction?

    In an eccentric contraction, the muscle lengthens in a contracted state. This is also called doing a “negative”. Right after lifting a weight (concentric) and squeezing (isometric) the eccentric would be the phase where you slowly control the weight back down to the starting position. Think of your muscle as the brakes that are slowing it down. The eccentric phase is often neglected, which is a big loss, considering that more muscle is broken down (and therefore built back stronger) in the eccentric phase than the concentric. The key to a good eccentric contraction is the speed. Try to aim for a 2-second eccentric contraction.

  • Why are all the month-1 exercises unanchored?

    By learning all the exercises that you can do, by anchoring the band with only your body, you are creating an arsenal of exercises that you can do virtually anywhere. This way even if you don’t have an anchor point, you’ll never have to compromise one of your workouts. So think of Month-1 as not just an introduction to resistance band training, but also as your foundation exercises.