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11-10-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Here's a unique look on Isometrics from a recent article I wrote.....

Anybody who is a Marvel or comic book fan in general knows who Wolverine of the X-Men is. He is by far Comic wise, one of the most popular characters and one of the most intriguing. Most superheroes or anti-heroes have typical superpowers like speed, high intelligence, super strength, unlimited endurance and other attributes but Wolverine is a bit different; he's the ultimate hard-ass and his powers are literally and figuratively in his bones and overall structure. He can heal very fast, has heightened sense of smell, has claws coming out of his fists and if you piss him off, better run for the hills.

Despite his obvious attributes, he's also one of the most tortured souls in comics; sure he can live a very long time but in spite of that, it is one of the things that make him vulnerable. He's seen his share of horrors, sadness, love and emotional pain that keeps him at bay with people that get close to him. He's very important to the X-Men but he's better as a lone wolf that tackles physicality and emotional imbalance.

Now what does this character have to do with Isometric Training? Well, it relates to some of his powers specifically healing and a extremely strong skeletal structure; when Isometrics are applied with great intensity and consistency, it puts new life into the human body in ways many never really understood. Iso's tackle the very structure from within instead of the normal outside purpose of conventional methods such as weights, calisthenics and other uses of exercise; it literally opens the door to a whole other level of strength and muscle sculpting.

When you apply Iso's from all sorts of directions and targeting specific muscle groups, you impact bringing fresh oxygenated blood into the cellular structure and strengthen not just muscles but the tissue that holds our bones together like the tendons, joints & ligaments. Iso's refurbish and enhance our skeletal frame to become stronger from the inside out instead of the typical outside in mechanism. Your muscles become denser and when targeted such as in the lower arms, legs & abdominals, they harden those muscles making them less prone to injury. Think about it, Wolverine's adamantium skeleton is packed with strength in the tendons and ligaments that make him virtually indestructible; sure he feels pain like the rest of us but even then, that level of power is an incredible element to how the body can be strengthened.

On the level of his healing ability or in our reality, Iso's are incredible at bringing in new blood to the cell walls thus having a dense nutrient base on healing the body in a very cool fashion. Between 1946 and 1961 in Germany, there were tests done to help soldiers from the war regain strength and mobility from injuries they had sustained. Even back then when medicine was only just developing through the post-war era, a doctor took on the use of Isometrics to give soldiers an opportunity to strengthen their bodies when regular exercise rehab wasn't enough. Incredibly with proper applications, the majority of those soldiers and other patients were rebuilding strength that helped heal old injuries to their full range of motion.

Like Wolverine, when you practice this method often especially from how the old-timers like Alexander Zass, Bruce Lee, Galen Gough and other strongmen/athletes, you will have muscles that are so damn powerful that even though they feel like solid rock, they'll also be crazy fast, strong and can do damage from just every possible direction. One of the strongest men of the modern era Steve Justa used Isometrics to strengthen himself bailing hay and lifting some solid weight that to this day most of his poundages cannot be matched by any other man. Isometrics didn't however give him the strength to lift heavy weights but they did give him some of the toughest tendons and ligaments you can possibly imagine and this in turn helped in addition to weights that gave him the opportunity to do things that would kill the average person.

I'm currently using Isometrics myself for not just strength training but for healing my lower back as well. I can already feel my body toughening up from the inside and it has helped me become flexible and agile again. I'm not at 100% but i'm getting close and already seeing a difference. I do both free-handed Isometrics & the Isometric Power Belt to add variety and hit muscles free-handed can't touch. It normally takes me about 20-25 minutes to complete a full Isometric Playout hitting various muscle groups on different days such as Arms & Neck one day, Back & Legs and Shoulders and Chest; I do however hit the lower arms and the abs every single day because I do want to have that strong core that protects my back from injury and have an insane grip for whatever I may need.

Apply this method and who knows, you may even start to feel like you got some Adamantium in you and your ability to heal and move with great force but agile as well. If you truly want to see Isometrics in action, look up Jarell Lindsey & the modern king of Isometrics Matti Marzel. These two guys in this day and age represent Isometrics in a very unique but bad ass fashion and if you look at their physiques, you'll know what I mean. I'm talking steel cords for forearms, eagle claws for fingers and a core so freaking strong, they can hold themselves up and do incredible feats that are a sight to see. They are living versions of Wolverine.
 
 
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11-10-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Great article Ben. I love Logan. Are you familiar with Henry Wittenberg? He was a famous wrestler and early advocate of isometrics and one STRONG dude.
 
 
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Benny great post.


 
 
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Great article Ben. I love Logan. Are you familiar with Henry Wittenberg? He was a famous wrestler and early advocate of isometrics and one STRONG dude.
Never heard of him, I just looked him up, seemed like a hell of an athlete in his time. One wrestler that made Isometrics a staple was Dan Gable.
 
 
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