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An Introduction to Isometrics In 7 SECONDS you can develop new muscle tissue. That mean in less than 4 hours a year you can develop a whole new body adding anything from 12 – 25 lbs of muscle on to your frame while substantially reducing your body fat. A statement like that seems unrealistic. Fantastic - a figment of a delusional comic book writer explaining how a superhero became incredibly strong. I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that. I though the same and I’m approaching it form the cynicism of a seasoned fitness instructor and personal trainer.
There’s just one little, teeny-tiny problem though. It’s possible. More so that that it’s a reality for thousands of people everyday. And no, they’re not on steroids or drugs or part of military experiment creating super soldiers. They are everyday people like you and me.
They hold down 9-5 jobs and don’t have time for exercise between the kids and mortgage payments. So how are they doing it? The answer is Isometrics and I’m going to explain what Isometrics is and how you can start doing it as you read the rest of this article. That’s right. By the time you have finished this you will have completed two exercises, the first to trim and tone your waistline the second to tone and firm your chest. Ready ? Isometric Abs 1. Sit up tall and straight in your chair. 2. Breathe in deep and suck in your stomach as hard as you can. Now tense your stomach hard as though bracing for a punch – still keeping it sucked in 4.
You feel that tightness, a slight quiver in the muscles? Good, that’s the start. Breath out tightly making an SSSSSSSSS sound. You’ll feel your abs getting tighter. As you breathe out crunch your abs really hard rotating your pelvis upwards and your rid cage inwards. 7. Breathe all the way out 8. Relax How did that feel? If you did it right it should feel great. Yours abs will be warm, worked, feel relaxed and slightly tired.
Now do it again and repeat until you’ve finished this article. Your abs will be tighter, firmer and more toned tomorrow morning then they are right now. Diligent practice of this one exercise will tighten and tone your stomach faster than 1,000 sit ups. Now to give you something entertaining to read as your tighten and tone your stomach here’s the fascinating and scintillating science behind Isometrics. Iso (meaning the same) and metric (meaning distance) is a method of tensing the muscles without moving the angle of the joint they are connected to. The abs exercise above is an example of this. So is pushing against an immovable object. Try as hard as you can, tense every ounce of muscle fibre against something that can’t move, you’ll feel you’ve done great workout and in many ways you have! Back in the old school days of physical culture, the Victorian era’s introduction to bodybuilding and strong men Isometrics was all the rage. Skinny weak sickly kids turned to tensing their muscles in a specific way and transformed themselves into well toned living Greek Statues, strong enough to press grown men over their heads with one arm. Their feats of strength astonished the men of the time and women marvelled at their physiques.
Okay, they couldn’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, or hold back a locomotive but they could easily walk up walls lift horse over head and in one demonstration lift a platform on top on which ten men were standing. One such guy was Maxick. Maxick, born Max Sick was a very weak child from birth and was not supposed to live. But he fought on and survived. A young Max once saw a strong man at the circus and determined to be as strong as the Greek Hero Hercules (their equivalent of Superman). So little Max started lifting weights. Fortunately his parent soon put an end to this – as he was too weak and fragile to take the strain. Still determined Max began to experiment with his body. Tensing his various muscles as hard as could and learning to control each one individually.