5. What are some of the other benefits of the PeakFitPro and Isometric Exercises?
A. Isometric exercises are easy to perform. With no moving parts while exercising, participants can easily perform exercises with focus on working specific muscles. Since very little skill or motor control is necessary, many subjects possessing a poor level of motor ability to perform dynamic exercise in a slow and controlled manner can safely perform Isometric Exercises.
B. Isometric exercise isn’t “energy expensive”. Traditional weight trainers often spend several hours a day, several days a week, performing exercises with multiple repetitions & sets. This constant effort usually saps your energy by the end of the week. While Isometric exercises works the muscle fibers with short intense push / pull efforts – from several seconds to several minutes, you don’t expend anywhere near as much total energy. As a result, it is often possible to incorporate isometric exercise without interfering with your sport specific training program or other daily activities.
C. Isometric exercise is excellent for rehabilitation. Isometrics are excellent for individuals who are recovering from an injury, deal with joint deformities, experience joint pains, irritations, inflammation or arthritic conditions or may have limited ability to perform certain movements. Whatever the reason may be, oftentimes isometric exercises are a great alternative, as minimal joint movement is involved. Strength training may help reduce pain and improve physical function.