Why are millions of Americans and for that matter -- individuals worldwide using Isometric Exercise Equipment?
Perhaps it's because Isometrics has been rediscovered. In the fitness and exercise world , nothing is ever lost. It just gets recycled.
In fact, physical therapists, strength & conditioning coaches and power lifters have been using isometric training for years. And most of the NFL football teams -- strength and conditioning coach -- has been using isometrics not only in rehabilitation but also to strengthen weak areas in the players.
Bet that you didn't know that right?
Well, read this article and find out the truth about isometric exercise equipment and why you should be using it as part of your muscle building workout.
Here's the facts, the most effective way to increase your strength and muscle size is to use isometrics and an isometric exerciser.
There have been many old-time strongman that used isometrics as part of their workout program. The most famous is -- Charles Atlas.
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While the Charles Atlas "Dynamic Tension Course" is not a complete isometric workout it does include isometric exercises. Alexander Zass, an old-time strongman used isometrics while in prison. He was a prisoner of war during World War I and was kept chained in his cell.
The only way he could exercise was by pulling against his chains -- little did he know that this was isometric exercise. Later on Zass created a muscle building course that used his own version of "chains" to perform isometric training. This course proved so popular that later on Alexander Zass was considered the "Father of Modern-Day Isometric Exercise."
The reason why many of these old-time strongman used isometric exercise equipment was because free hand isometrics are the same as doing push ups with just your own bodyweight. After a while, your body becomes accustomed to the same resistance and you begin to plateau (plateauing is where your body does not make any further muscle or strength gains. ) For your start growing again... you must increase the resistance or weight you're using in order to stimulate the muscles to begin growing again.
When you're training there are three phases that you should be concerned with.
1. Strength Building Phase
2. Muscle Size Phase
3. Muscle Endurance Phase
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Progressive resistance simply means that you continue to add weight or resistance to the exercise in order to put more stress on the muscle and force it to grow. That's how muscles work anyone that tells you otherwise is a fool.
There many different types of isometric equipment on the market today. Here are two that you may be familiar with.
* Dumbbells or Barbells with the aid of an "isometric power rack"
* Exercise or Resistance Bands
In addition, you can purchase an isometric exerciser very inexpensively. There are numerous advantages that isometric exercise equipment has over free weights and resistance bands. However, the main thing is with any exercise program you need to incorporate progressive resistance if you are ever going to build any significant strength or muscle size.
This is true whether you're a man or woman -- that is as they say -- are the facts.
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