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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.

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.

Saves You Time*

Isometrics provides a full body workout when you don’t have time to get to the gym.

Improve Range of Motion*

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

Quit Bad Habits (Smoking)*

Brief isometric exercise provides immediate relief in the desire to smoke.
– Human Psychopharmacology Journal

Get Stronger and 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.

Benefits Over Aerobic Exercise*

Stretching and aerobic exercising alone have proven to be a less effective form of training than isometric strength training.

High Endurance Exercise*

Metabolic changes from a 30 second isometric contraction of the quads is similar to those of 30 seconds maximum sprint.

Improve Stamina*

Isometric strength training can have beneficial effects on performance during endurance events.