The 30-Second Miracle

From the moment we are born until we die, our bodies have to deal with the constant downward pull of gravity. Over time, particularly if you are overweight, gravity causes all kinds of debilitating effects. The worst effect is the eventual compression of the spine, which impairs the nervous system that controls every function taking place in our body. And this causes accelerated aging, because nerve force to all of the vital organs is diminished.

This is why I want to introduce you to one very simple Isometric exercise that allows you to beat gravity at its own game. This simple and enjoyable exercise instantly transforms gravity from a compressing, degenerative force into an elongating, regenerative one. This exercise will realign and balance the body, providing natural traction. It also helps prevent or reduce the severity of osteoporosis in older people. It strengthens your forearms and grip, reduces wear, tear, and pressure on the spine, and opens up and decompresses every joint in the body.

What is this miraculous exercise? It is simply hanging—a completely natural, enjoyable, and even instinctual exercise. All you need is a doorway hanging bar, which is available at most sporting goods stores—the kind with brackets that screw into the sides of the doorjamb for security. Even a good strong tree limb will work.

This is how it’s done. Every morning upon rising and every evening before retiring, grasp the bar (bending your knees if necessary) and hang. If your grip is not strong enough to support your whole weight, stand on the floor or chair to support part of your weight (but as little as possible) until your grip becomes stronger, which usually happens in a matter of weeks. Start hanging for 5 to 10 seconds, and add 2 seconds each week until you’re up to 30 second or more, breathing slowly and as deeply as possible while feeling your arms, shoulders, and entire spine stretch out. You’ll discover that 30 seconds of hanging provides the equivalent of a 20-minute message with added strengthening benefits.

About John e. Peterson:

JOHN PETERSON, internationally renowned strength and fitness coach and creator of the Transformetrics™ Training System, knows the painful reality of struggling to overcome physical adversity. At the age of four John was a victim of the dreaded disease polio, which left him with horribly misshapen legs that doctors were forced to break and reset—all without anesthesia for the ...

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raf_info wrote...
"It also increases the brawn power"
Jun 07 2010
Certainly, hanging gives the Arm muscles the capability to lift the complete body weight. I have done it extensively in my high school days. A slight variation ...
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... could be to pull up till the chin touches the bar and hold the position for 7seconds.


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