Isometric exercise is more effective for building lean functional muscle than any other form of exercise. Imagine, you can train in a way that gives you powerfully contracting muscles, incredible health and vitality, and tendons with the tensile strength of diamond!
THAT'S isometric training. That's the training that helped Bruce Lee develop his legendary power.
For example, if you were to stand in a hallway with your back to one wall while pushing the other wall, that is a form of this training. Or, press your hands together in front of you, as if preparing to clap.
Put as much pressure as you can into pushing those hands together, but focus both on maximal effort and maximal muscle contraction. I go into further depth about maximal contraction in this article.
Famed Users of Isometric Exercises
The Great Gama - undefeated catch wrestler in over 5000 matches.
Form of training used: Spent time each morning for 20 years attempting to "thrown down" a tree using a belt wrapped around it.
Alexander Zass - circus strongman, broke out of jail during WWI by bending the prison bars into hooks to scale a wall out
Form of training used: Pushed and pulled against chains, gained the ability to bend chain links with his hands and break them with his chest
If you want proof that isometrics can give you true, lean, functional muscle, there's no better person to show it than the father of Isometrics himself, Alexander Zass. Watch him bend iron, sustain hammer strikes to the stomach, and more, at no greater than 176 lbs:
I've given you enough knowledge about isometrics at this point for you to decide whether you want to become a mighty powerhouse or not. But you'd be crazy not to use isometric exercises.
If you've read this long, that means that you want the power of isometric exercise to make you a beast.
I've shown you the door, now here's the key...
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