Isometric exercise is certainly not new…but it is most definitely new again! After years of limited results and cumulative injury with dynamic, movement based exercise, exercise physiologists, personal trainers and a host of academic and medical journals are reawakening interest in isometric exercise as not only the safest, but the most effective form of exercise available.
Simply put, an isometric exercise is a contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint. The muscle is contracted in a fixed joint position, or against an immovable object. The benefits and results have always been exceptional, but with the advent of fitness as an industry over the past 40 years and the development of weight lifting and cardiovascular machines, Isometric exercise slipped into the background.
Now, for a myriad of reasons, years of repetitive injuries and poor physical health among them, fitness experts and medical professionals are turning their attention to Isometrics with some of the most prestigious health and fitness journals in the world publishing studies that endorse isometric exercise as an exceptional route to improving muscular strength, cardiovascular function and athletic performance with minimal stress to joints, tendons, and the body’s other supporting structures. From this thinking and this growing body of knowledge, ISOPHIT was born.
What is the ISOPHIT experience? We take you through a range of motion protocol to determine where your weaknesses are taking into consideration the movement you have available. Then we apply isometric force to the joints in question to strengthen them. Simple? Yes – but also incredibly effective.
You will also receive exercises for at home use which will only help enhance your results.
Did you know that 6 minutes of isometrics have been proven to burn as many calories as 34 minutes of conventional exercise? That means with 6 minutes – at home – 5 times a week it is equivalent to working out in a gym for almost 3 hours!
Isometrics have also been scientifically proven to help with the following:
- Pain relief
- High Blood Pressure
- Bone Density
The Strength Rehabilitation Institute is the ONLY facility to offer the ISOPHIT experience in Ottawa. Workouts are 30 minutes in length as opposed to the traditional hour and are highly safe and effective for all fitness levels.
Come and experience the difference ISOPHIT can bring to your exercise routine!