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You Can Still Work Out Without Really Moving

By Tom Herrin

Some people would give anything to get in better shape.  That is usually a figure of speech without any sincere intentions.  They do want to improve themselves, but many don’t have that much interest in moving around and putting in a lot of hard work.  When it comes to building muscle mass, lifting weights is always a good way and probably the first thing that comes to mind for many people.  For other ways of getting in shape, the usual things such as running, swimming, or general exercise are normally high on the list. Something that was fairly popular a few years ago was isometrics.  They can do a lot without all of the movement that other activities require.

They Are Effective for Muscle Activation

Many of the activities people are involved in do a pretty good job of building muscle, but they often only work 90 percent of the muscles that could be used.  This is called muscle activation. When doing isometrics, people are able to utilize a greater percent of the potential muscles. When this happens, the muscles are able to maintain greater strength.  They are able to be more likely to reach their full potential.

They Are Good for Rehabilitation

Muscle injuries are quite common, especially as people get older.  Isometrics have a good success rate for helping muscles to recover from injury.  It is a good way to avoid additional injury while bringing circulation to those muscles in need of repair.  Unlike conventional exercise, people are unlikely to injure themselves doing isometrics because their bodies tend to put a check on straining.

They May Save Time and Space

Exercise equipment can take up space, exercising can take up time.  When you do isometrics, you can save both. A few minutes of concentrated isometrics may do wonders, and there is no space needed that's any larger than the size of a person.  I have done them in the past. It was a great experience as I was able to address the area I wanted to work on with good results. When so many people are busy with what seems like everything, it can be a great way to get in a productive workout.  If you have never tried them, do so. You may be surprised with the success you can have.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Hollywood, Calif.

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