Isometrics Training Exercises
So What Is Isometrics Training?
According to the dictionary... "It is a form of exercise involving the static contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint."
Simply put... it is a scientifically validated exercise protocol that has been proven to increase muscle strength in excess of... 300%! And in as little as a-- 7 to 10 second exercise.
Isometrics is thousands of years old and examples can be found in the static holds in certain branches of yoga or Chinese martial arts.
It was first brought to the modern publics attention in the early days of physical culture, the precursor to bodybuilding.
Many of the great bodybuilders of the day used and incorporated it into their training regimes.
Isometrics, Charles Atlas And Dynamic Tension
Perhaps the most famous of the advocates was Charles Atlas. In his course he advocated a series of dynamic tension exercises which included iso-exercises.
His system was flawed in that there was no method of measuring progress, users were not motivated by measurable progress.
Increases in strength were subjective and lacked a positive means of proof!
While you can perform these exercises with no equipment what so ever. For a very low cost... you can purchase an exerciser that allows for the following:
Increased Resistance: These iso-exercisers have the ability to increase the resistance as you get stronger... you have the ability to increase your muscle size and strength quicker than free hand Iso's.
Ability to Measure Progress: As stated earlier these low cost exercisers allow you to measure your strength gains... this way you can see and feel your muscles gains. Even if you like to perform free hand exercises... these devices are great to use... if only to measure your growing strength levels.
Variable Training Protocol: You can perform not only iso exercises but also isotonic exercises as well... a one two punch that was used by the old time strong men... including Charles Atlas.
More Exercises: With the ability to use the exercisers in different positions (similar to the chain that Alexander Zass used) you can perform (as some advertise-- Bully Xtreme) over 82 exercises.
While some people will swear that the only way to do Iso's is with no equipment... even the father of this protocol-- Alexander Zass used metal chains to train.
Whether you decide to do only free hand exercises... or use a portable exerciser. My advise... is to incorporate both.
Whatever you decide... Iso Training should be an integral part of your muscle building effort.
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