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Strength Training for Everyone!

The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that every adult do muscle strengthening activities that work every major muscle group two or more times per week.

Strength training has been shown to have physical, mental and disease prevention benefits.

ACTIV5 ISOMETRIC BENEFITS

Dr. Michael G. Wetter

Psy.D. FAPA
2:10 min

Activ5 Squats vs Traditional

0:19 min

Lowers Blood Pressure

Scientific evidence suggests that isometrics, as part of healthy lifestyle, may help lower blood pressure.
The Journal of the American Heart Association (2013)

Aids in Weight Loss

Isometric exercise reduces both body fat and weight. In a test group, some subjects lost as much as 22 pounds over a 4-week period.
The Journal of Applied Research (2007)

Saves You Time

Isometrics provides a full body workout when you don’t have time to get to the gym.
The Journal of Applied Research (2006)

Improve Range of Motion

Regular isometric exercises have been shown to significantly improve range of motion.
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (2007)

Quit Bad Habits (Smoking)

Brief isometric exercise provides immediate relief in the desire to smoke.
Human Psychopharmacology Journal (2006)

Get Stronger, Bigger Muscles

Isometric exercise is associated with an increase in muscle bulk, upper and lower body strength, increase in bone density, and a decrease in bone fractures.
The Journal of Clinical Hypertension (2010)

Benefits Over Aerobic Exercise

Stretching and aerobic exercising alone have proven to be a less effective form of training than isometric strength training.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (2003)

High Endurance Exercise

Metabolic changes from a 30 second isometric contraction of the quads is similar to those of 30 seconds maximum sprint.
The Journal of Physiology (1995)

Improve Stamina

Isometric strength training can have beneficial effects on performance during endurance events.
The European Journal of Applied Physiology (2012)