Isometrics (3)

Do me a favor, my friend. 

Take a pen and piece of paper right now. 

I'd prefer you WRITE, but if you want to use the computer, so be it (but please, no dumbphones). 

If you're one of the guys that requested me for the course on isometrics too - YES - this applies to YOU TOO! 

(You know who you are!) 

Increased strength. 

Hidden strongman secrets. 

The keys to improving your "rep counts". 

Extreme flexibility. 

Improving the flexibility levels you already have. 

How and why the Great Gama, Alexander Zass, Bruce Lee etc trained, and WHY . . . 

And so forth. 

.. . ..  ... 

Any others I have missed? 

Write back - and let me know, but those are the most common things, and yet, what is it that most people MISS? 

You might, if you're smart and a DOER write back and say "Hey, Rahul, they help HEAL from injuries too if you do 'em right!

I'd clap you on the back and say "Right-o!" 

But ... 

I'd ask you the same damn question AGAIN. 

The secret, my friend - that no-one talks about and/or MISSES? 

Well, it's right there under your very nose.  

And it's there on the Isometric and Flexibility Training page, in the second line I think. Or perhaps third. No more than that! 

It's the ... "F" word. 

No, not the F word the Bozo Schofield so loves. 

It's the FEE ... word. 

No, not the feet the Bozo so loves either. 

It's the FEEL ... word. 

No, not the feel the Bozos so loves . Ugh. 

It's the ... 

... way these workouts and exercises make you ... 

FEEL!

THE FEELING!

YES!

Let's face it, bro. 

Why do most people workout beyond the obvious (gain muscle, lose fat etc)? 

To - FEEL GOOD! 

And if you got an exercise program that made you FEEL like a Billion Bucks - I've often written about how I'll take isometrics over SEX anyday, hehe - about how these workouts make you feel like you've got those oh soo skilled Chinese massueses rubbing knots out of your shoulders, and how even with hanky panky on offer, youre inclined to do nothing but sip beer, gaze into space - and RELAX!?

Would you not jump at it? 

And that, my friend, is really what YOU want. 

And is really the core of why I wrote this great book, in addition to all the other great benefits (and dont get me wrong - those are damn important too - but feeling?) 

Nothins beats FEELING, bro. 

Feeling is how we navigate through life - fitness - anything. 

You feel goo d-like a billion bucks - you ATTRACT the like into YOUR life. 

You get into FLOW. 

You get and become more spiritual (the Mighty Atom is a perfect example of a super strong person who was ultra and uber spiritual too). 

THIS, my friend is the KEY people miss! 

And this, my friend, is what it's ALL about. 

Jump on the program NOW, and see what the fuss is all about. 

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - Again, here is the link. Given the demand, I might be jacking the price up on this too (for obvious reasons) - so grab this NOW while its at the price it is NOW. 

I wrote the book on isometric training a few months ago. 

And while I did that, I noticed something strange - that a lot of the exercises that you do when doing isometrics are also great in terms of flexibility training. 

They aren't just great - they are NEEDED - and they perform both functions (especially some of the isometrics I show up w.r.t the LEGS and hamstrings). 

Trust me, this is one HUGE missing link in most people's training, even those that train "exclusively bodyweight". 

You've got guys out there for instance, that can bang out 50 pull-ups in perfect form easy peasy. 

They can hike hills all day. 

Perhaps wrestle for hours a day. 

But amidst all this hardcore stuff, they forgot the "yang". 

And not necessarily willingly so. Hey, I know. I've been there too. 

The yin and yang basically, and the gentle and FLEXIBLE soothes the effects from the HARD and brutal, while the latter complements the fomer too. 

Truly a symbiotic relationship, my friend. 

And I'm amazed I had not written a book on isometrics before my great customer (one of them - the numbers are LEGION!) prompted me to do the book on isometrics (I believe it was him). 

He made other requests too which are all in various stages of completion as we speak. 

Lots to do and I'm loving it! 

But really - isometrics were used by EVERY great strongman of yore, and there is a reason behind this (as I say on the sales page). 

And ANOTHER GREAT customer of mine from the UK, John, just got this very book (in paperback format) - and said the following (bear the above in mind while reading what THIS man had to say) - 

THE MISSING LINK! 

Rahul

Of all the excellent training information that you've written about in your superb training books I truly believe that the information in this latest book is the missing link that ties all the other books together.

It is no exaggeration that this book is a must read for anyone who wishes for their body to function as an integrated unit and not just a collection of uncoordinated body parts.

People, in this book you will find the secret to how calisthenics athletes perform such impossible looking feats of strength. Brilliant work Rahul.

Warmest Regards

John Walker

And he said it better than ever before! 

YES, bodyweight exercises do connect the entire body - even if you dont do isometrics. 

BUT, and this is a huge BUT. 

Your TRUE strength comes from the inside out, and so does your vitality. 

And if you're thinking that strong muscles are the secret ALONE, you're sadly mistaken my friend. 

They're PART of the secret yes, but by NO MEANS the MAIN reason. 

The main reason behind your strength and improvement in your strength training levels etc is - get this - your TENDON and LIGAMENT strength!

The strongest muscles in the world will do nary a bit of good if the "back up" system is weak my friend. 

And many a wrestler will testify to this. 

So will the "reformed bench pressers" and boobybuilders who KNOW how easy and painful it is to tear ligament upon ligament while piling more and more weight onto the bar in an insane manner... 

To truly learn the secret behind REAL strength - - to do it the way the old timers did - grab the course on isometrics NOW

Write back - and let me know your thoughts!

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - John - thanks again for the great and kind words (and HONEST WORDS!). And folks - all of you - DO leave more honest reviews! 

Thursday, 26 January 2012 04:14

Isometrics and my opinion on them

Most people aren't entirely clear on what exactly isometric exercises entail. And that's understandable, as they are rarely discussed or talked about in the "muscle media" these days. Let's take leg training as an example: - I mean, how often have you seen a personal trainer advocating exercises where you stay in a certain position and don't move, as opposed to doing an "accepted" exercise such as the "leg extension" (which is actually an awful exercise in my opinion)?

Briefly then, isometric exercises are those in which you hold your body in a certain disadvantaged position, and hold for time. They also encompass exercises wherein you push or pull against an immovable object, thereby building a type of strength in the muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons that you wouldn't while doing other exercises.

Isometrics can be a great way to develop one's strength and endurance in certain positions. Done correctly, isometric exercises can also help strengthen muscles that are weak to "get them up to speed" for other exercises.An oldie, but goodie, is holdiing the "chair" position against a wall. This one is simple - simply find a wall, line your back up against it, and then "sit" down such that you are forming a "chair" with the wall - and hold for time. Sounds simple enough to do? Not advanced enough? Well, I have this to say - TRY it before you knock it! Most folks canot do more than 10 seconds of this exercise - and remember there are far more advanced variations as well.

So, should you include isometric exercises in your program? Most definitely. However, I don't believe they should be the cornerstone of your program - nor should they be the "base" upon which you build.

There are many reasons behind this, but the #1 reason is that isometrics do not lend themselves well to "cardiovascular" training. Most of the exercises I advocate (and DO) ensure that you get a kick-butt strength-cum-cardio workout in very little time - but isometrics, due to the nature of the exercises don't quite fit the bill. Do them, and you'll see why I'm saying this.

As for me, I personally do not a LOT of isometric holds in my own training, but I'll include them sometimes just for a change. I'll do them sometimes at the end of my workout, or mix it up a bit and include some isometric holds in the middle of my workout (for a "rest"). And it works great for me.

So, bottom line - include isometric exercises into your routine, but don't rely solely upon them. Mix them into your routine wisely, and you'llstrengthen your muscles in a whole different manner altogether.

Best Regards,

Rahul

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