Isometric exercise is certainly not new…but it is most definitely new again! After years of limited results and cumulative injury with dynamic, movement based exercise, exercise physiologists, personal trainers and a host of academic and medical journals are reawakening interest in isometric exercise as not only the safest, but the most effective form of exercise available.
Simply put, an isometric exercise is a contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint. The muscle is contracted in a fixed joint position, or against an immovable object. The benefits and results have always been exceptional, but with the advent of fitness as an industry over the past 40 years and the development of weight lifting and cardiovascular machines, Isometric exercise slipped into the background.
Now, for a myriad of reasons, years of repetitive injuries and poor physical health among them, fitness experts and medical professionals are turning their attention to Isometrics with some of the most prestigious health and fitness journals in the world publishing studies that endorse isometric exercise as an exceptional route to improving muscular strength, cardiovascular function and athletic performance with minimal stress to joints, tendons, and the body’s other supporting structures. From this thinking and this growing body of knowledge, ISOPHIT was born.
WHAT IS ISOPHIT?
ISOPHIT is an innovative, meticulously researched and carefully developed exercise system that quickly and ingeniously works more than 650 muscles. ISOPHIT harnesses the scientifically proven benefits of Isometric strength training in a way that’s never been done before.
WHAT CAN YOU ACHIEVE WITH ISOPHIT?
Whether your goal is to build strength, burn fat, improve bone density, lower blood pressure, decrease muscle and joint pain, correct muscle imbalances or enhance athletic performance, IT ALL STARTS HERE.
HOW CAN ISOPHIT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?
Not only is ISOPHIT fast, safe, efficient – and supremely effective. It’s a new form of exercise that people love. And it’s this love affair that will help drive additional revenues into your facility.
ACL INJURY PREVENTION
“Isometric resistance training lowers Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure, and mean arterial pressure. The magnitude of effect is larger than that previously reported in dynamic aerobic or resistance training. Our data suggest that this form of training has the potential to produce significant and clinically meaningful blood pressure reductions and could serve as an adjunctive exercise modality.”
“This study suggests that greater isometric muscle strength in youth is associated with lower levels of cardiovascular risk factors in young adulthood independent of fitness, adiposity and other confounding factors.”
“These findings suggest that isometric training may be an important addition to ACL injury prevention programs.”
“Older adults experienced similar reductions in pain following several different intensities and durations of isometric contractions.
“Isometric cervical muscle strength mitigates head impact severity”
“Isometric stabilization exercises reduce pain and enhance vitality as dimensions of Health Related Quality of Life among women with chronic low back pain with such effects lasting for at least nine months”
“Isometric exercise is a fundamental component of both nonoperative and postoperative rehabilitation of shoulder instability”
“Data from a small number of isometric resistance training studies suggest this form of training has the potential for the largest reductions in Systolic Blood Pressure.”
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