Are You Familiar with Isometric Exercise?
Most individuals today are not familiar with Isometrics. It is rather strange when you come to realize that Isometric Training is one of the few exercise methods that has been scientifically validated.
In addition, many of the old-time strongman including… Charles Atlas, Alexander Zass, Max Sandow and many others used Isometric Exercise as the cornerstone of their workout programs.
The greatest advantage of Isometric Exercise is that it only takes a few seconds — between 7 and 10 seconds — to get a muscle and strength building effect.
Many physical therapists have been using isometrics for years in eating their patients in their physical rehabilitation. I first discovered Isometrics as a young boy when I purchased an isometric exercise device called… The Tensolator.
A friend of mine on the wrestling team had over the summer added on some serious muscle size and strength. On the wrestling mat I used to be able to easily pin him however , after a summer of using isometric exercise with the Tensolator … the story had changed.
I begged him to tell me his new found “Muscle Building Secret.”
After harassing him for weeks he finally gave in. I broke open my piggyback and sent my money away to the marketing company that sold the Tensolator.
When I received this isometric exercise device… it looked rather strange… a steel tube with handles and cables wrapped around.
I thought he had lied to me however I took the exercise manual and began following the instructions.
Carlos… my friend, who told me about the Tensolator… gave me specific instructions on how to use it. He advised me not to perform just the isometrics alone but to also do isotonic training. He confessed that this was the “Secret” to his results.
I didn’t care one bit aboutscientific research or the experiments that the German doctors have performed using isometrics. All I knew was that Carlos had the results I wanted and that was good enough for me.
I Discover the Isometrics “Secret”
The training concept that he revealed to me today is called “Post Isometric Contraction.”
The benefits of isometrics are numerous — here are just a few:
- Increased Lean Muscle Mass
- Gives You a Faster Metabolism
- Enhanced Weight Loss
- Increase Bone Density — Helps Prevent Osteoporosis
- Helps You Produce More HDL (good cholesterol)
- Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease and Heart Attack
If you are not currently using isometric exercise as part of your workout routine — you should. In addition to all the other benefits one of the major benefits to me is — that it takes much less time than traditional workout routines.