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08-07-2010, 02:00 PM
Hey Matt,

I'm tracking with you all the way. Isometric Power Flexes are exactly what animals intuitively practice throughout the entire day. Nothing, Not anything develops the level of muscular awareness and Nerve Force that Isometric Power Flexing does.

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08-07-2010, 02:11 PM
just imagine what's possible.
Absolutely! I like Ali's mention of Bruce Lee. Lee had one of Hoffman's Isometric Racks and I've seen plenty of pictures of him doing different isometric contractions on it. I may be mistaken, but I believe Lee took up Isometrics extensively after he injured his back lifting weights.

Also, I want to point this out. Hoffman's Isometric Rack was a great innovation. However, except for chinning, you can do everything with the Bronze Bow Isometric Power Belt that you could do with Hoffman's rack. You don't need a bar either. In fact, that is a plus.

Having a belt allows the isometric device to conform more to the natural leverage of your body, while being locked under a bar can force you into an unnatural angle of motion. This applies in particular to the knees and shoulders. As well, with the belt you can duplicate cable expander exercises. Too, with the belt, you can peform self-resisting isotonic exercises (DSR's) with many barbell movements and almost all the cable exercises.

The belt is also extremely easy to adjust. When you are through, you can roll it up and pack it away in a small bag. I keep one at work and at home, or when I travel. Like Matt, in those odd times, when I need a boost from tedious work or waiting, I pull out the belt and perform isometric exercises. I feel refreshed afterwards and ready to go mentally.

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08-07-2010, 08:04 PM
I am with you guys on this; Gordon is right on target! Isometric Powerflexing, the Commander Set are mainstays along with DVRs. Heard many people repeat the same thing, during times they were very busy with business, life they used DVR/VRT exercises along with Isometric Powerflexing & the Commander Set and increased thier Power Cals numbers.

Greg keen observation on the PNF and guys great thread.
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08-07-2010, 08:58 PM

I love working out like that too. last week I would ride my bike a few miles then knock off 100 hindu pushups, then ride some more and do 200 atlas situps, more riding and 300 squats/lunges and the Milo at a park with a lake. In the end I had biked 20 miles in 90+ HEAT AND GOT THE GUTS WORKOUT IN TOO.

I also feel isos and DVRs are the bomb. They really fatigue my muscles. As of late I have been putting more tension on doing them and I have gained some muscle for sure.

"The really great man, is the man who makes every man feel great"
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08-07-2010, 09:49 PM
Isometrics are the ultimate progressive exercise. The stronger that you get the stronger the resistance becomes.
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