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Undersun Fitness’ Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the size and weight of the 5-band set, when stored in the drawstring bag?

    The great thing about Undersun Resistance bands is they are small, lightweight and portable. Throw them in your backback, suitcase or over your shoulder, and take them wherever you want to go. The drawsting bag, with all 5 bands, compresses to roughly 14” long x 8” wide and 4’ deep. The total weight is less than 3 pounds.

  • 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 is HIIT?

    HIIT is an acronym that stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  In traditional cardio, such as a treadmill, you maintain a steady heart-rate throughout the workout. In HIIT training you do rounds of higher-intensity exercise, elevating your heart-rate, followed by a period of rest to bring your heart-rate back down. HIIT is highly effective for burning calories both during the workout, and even a "post-workout burn" of up to 2 hours. The HIIT rounds in the TA2 program include 1-minute of high-intensity exercise, followed by 30-seconds of rest.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • How much rest between each round?

    In each day’s workout, you will alternate between rounds of HIIT and TABATA. Once you finish each round, you will rest for 30-seconds before starting the next round.  

  • 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.

  • 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.