Top 5 reasons Isometric Exercises need to be a part of your workout- this guy was ahead of his time!
1- Increased neuromuscular communication
Simply put, your nervous system will start to fire more of your muscle fibers. When performing the exercise with the intent of burning calories and increasing strength, the more muscle fibers we can get firing the better.
2- No need for special equipment!
That's right! When doing Isometric Exercises you can use just about anything. The ground, the wall, a broom handle; the sky is the limit. Isometric Exercises are very convenient when traveling or if your time is limited.
3- Hands down, it the safest form of exercise!
By eliminating joint motion when performing an exercise (ie. an isometric), you drastically, if not entirely eliminate the chance of hurting yourself. Maximum muscle contraction plus a low chance of creating an injury equals a BIG WIN!
4- Great for your heart!
Isometric Exercises are the only form of exercise endorsed by the American Heart Association as an effective tool in lowering blood pressure.
5- No bones about it, it is great for your skeletal system!
Numerous studies have shown a reduction in decreasing bone density when Isometric Exercises are incorporated into a regular workout routine.