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08-11-2018, 08:16 AM
 
In reading about isometrics online, it seems there are 2 types of contraction- overcoming (max contraction) and yielding - resisting the pull of gravity or band e.g. holding a push-up position midway. Question for John and Soly as to the benefits and effects of each one. Thanks.
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08-11-2018, 11:49 AM
 
Hello Lion King,

Aerobic Isometrics are the yielding variety and good for enhancing muscular endurance and teaching muscle control through an enhanced mind muscle connection. You can achieve phenomenal increases in endurance by incorporating them if you need to take a day from the 5-6-7 in order to let the CNS to fully recharge.

However without the 5-6-7 Three Stage Protocol you don't achieve the fantastic Hormonal Super Charge or extraordinary strength development that you do WITH the 5-6-7.

So---If your goal is to develop strength and simultaneously cause HGH and Testosterone to spike I would recommend focusing exclusively on the Living Strength 5-6-7 Three Stage contractions that incorporate 50%-75%-100% (No Holding Back literally trying to tear the 7,000 pound test Isometric Power Belt in two.) at least every other day going all out to 100% maximum.

Do the Aerobic Isometrics on the off days to enhance muscular endurance and shed subcutaneous body-fat but realize that the 5-6-7 Three Stage Protocol is the requirement for achieving Living Strength.

Also know that the purpose behind what I am teaching in Living Strength is to spike hormones and create protective strength that allows a man to live a life of ageless strength and fitness.

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08-11-2018, 11:59 PM
 
yeilding isos are especially good for training the nervous system, especially in martial art/combative situations, where usually before a bout or similar circumstances you would tend to go "weak in the knees" by doing these holds, for example wall sits, after a certain amount of time as you start to fatigue your nervous system will weaken and beg for mercy to stop, by learning to overcome that, your nervous system will strengthen
 
 
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08-12-2018, 12:05 AM
 
and also by doing yeilding isos your goal is slightly different then overcoming isos,because when you're doing max isos you want to put your whole body into it by contractiong your whole body, but when you're doing holding isos like wall sits you are trying to relax as much as possible and only using the minimum amount of force to mantain posture
 
 
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08-12-2018, 12:40 AM
 
In training elite forces, Rangers, Seals etc. The object is to push the trainee's endurance beyond their normal limits which will be stressed by the overload inorder to switch the control to the "nervous system". Once learned this gives the trainee increased control in the super stressful and often unpredictale situation which their normal reactions could not handle. It allows them to carry on toward their objective.

Soldiers must train to function in a unpredictable environment unliike athletes which train for a controlled and regulated environment,.

The ultimate test of personal strength does not come on the athletic field or in any other structured or rule oriented activity, but rather when in the randomness of living you come across people who are playing by different rules or no rules at all. Your mind and your ability to change the thoughts that occupy it are your greatest weapon.

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08-12-2018, 07:10 PM
 
A clearer explanation:




TRAINING AN ATHLETE VS A SOLDIER [NERVE FORCE]

An athlete can afford to be strong due to large muscles but a soldier cannot. In wartime and even during exercises muscle rapidly melts away, thanks to malnutrition, sleep deprivation, and stress. A military man must gain strength by retraining his nervous system to contract his, even shrunken, muscles harder."

An athlete is trained under ideal conditions with adequate sleep, optimum nutrition, excellent equipment and so forth. He is being trained to compete in a controlled environment with standardized rules, fixed time limits, and monitored by referees watching every move.

The soldier on the other hand is being trained largely to compete in an uncontrolled and unpredictable environment. He cannot be sure of the tactics of the enemy and what rules they will be playing by if any. He has to be prepared to do without sleep and food for extended periods

Since the rapidly changing world that we all live in today is more like that of the soldier than that of the athlete; we all should prepare ourselves for change

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