Isophit: Poor Isometric Strength Directly Linked to ACL Injury Risk in Athletes.

Isophit: Poor Isometric Strength Directly Linked to ACL Injury Risk in Athletes.

What if you could prevent the future?


Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries pose a significant risk to athletes, impacting their performance and necessitating extended recovery periods. Recent research by Khayambashi et al. published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2015 has shed light on the relationship between hip muscle strength and the occurrence of noncontact ACL injuries in both male and female athletes. Additionally, innovative training devices such as Isophit have emerged as potential tools to improve isometric hip strength and reduce the risk of ACL injuries.


The ACL is a vital ligament in the knee that provides stability during cutting, jumping, and pivoting movements. It restrains excessive forward movement of the tibia relative to the femur, ensuring joint stability. Damage or tearing of the ACL can lead to instability, pain, limitations in movement, surgery, and potentially a lifetime discomfort.


Khayambashi et al.'s study included 501 competitive athletes across various sports. Baseline isometric hip strength, specifically external rotation and abduction, was measured using a handheld dynamometer. The researchers discovered that athletes who subsequently experienced noncontact ACL injuries had significantly lower isometric hip strength than those who remained injury-free.


These findings highlight the importance of identifying athletes with weaker hip musculature early on. By incorporating assessments of hip abduction and external rotation strength into screening procedures, coaches, trainers, and medical professionals can identify individuals at higher risk of ACL injuries. Implementing targeted interventions, such as strength training programs, can help improve hip strength and reduce the likelihood of future noncontact ACL injuries.


Isophit strength training offers a promising approach to enhancing isometric strength and reducing the risk of ACL injuries. By focusing on specific muscle groups throughout the body, including the hip muscles, Isophit enables athletes to perform targeted isometric exercises to build their isometric muscle strength.


Utilizing Isophit as part of athletes' training regimens allows for precise engagement and strengthening of the hip muscles. By consistently training with Isophit, athletes can develop increased isometric force output in hip abduction and external rotation, directly addressing a significant risk factor for ACL injuries. Improved isometric hip muscle strength contributes to enhanced joint stability and control during athletic movements involving cutting, pivoting, and jumping, ultimately reducing the strain on the ACL.


Incorporating Isophit into injury prevention programs and rehabilitation protocols presents a proactive approach to mitigating the risk of ACL injuries among athletes. By utilizing evidence-based strategies such as Isophit, coaches and medical professionals can empower athletes to improve their isometric hip strength, minimize ACL injury risk, and optimize their overall performance.


The research conducted by Khayambashi et al. emphasizes the significance of isometric hip strength in predicting noncontact ACL injuries. Understanding this relationship is crucial for designing effective injury prevention strategies. Isophit is a safe and effective way to build isometric strength and therefore reducing the risk of ACL injuries. By incorporating Isophit into athletes' training routines and emphasizing the importance of hip muscle training, coaches, trainers, and medical professionals can take proactive steps towards reducing the occurrence of ACL injuries, promoting athlete well-being, and fostering long and successful sporting careers.


If you have any questions regarding the article or would like to learn more about Isophit and its benefits for improving functional health and performance, please feel free to email me at


Yours in Isometric Strength,


Brad Thorpe

CEO / Inventor


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