Posts about henry wittenberg written by Tyrone Turner. According to Dictionary. com, Isometrics is an exercise or a program of exercises to. Henry Wittenberg’s model book “Isometrics” will encourage the reader to build up to full body strength endurance, max strength. I was reading through Isometrics by Henry Wittenberg online today. H. Wittenberg was an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling in and later.

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I think the book was written in the late 50’s or early 60’s. At any rate before long the American team started beating the Soviets. I was reading through Isometrics by Henry Wittenberg online today.

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The results and effects are more speedily and readily noticeable than those of isometric training. The book illustrates several 15 minute workouts that include warm-up, isometrics, and isotonic exercises. Since the muscles in this exercise are working within their own limits, there is no risk of injury.

For this reason, isometric exercises are considered low-impact. Contact Us – Transformetrics – Archive – Top.

Hery was the thinking about isometrics when that course was written. Engaging in a dynamic sport or workout on a regular basis will increase your endurance, and your doctor may recommend it as a safe alternative if you have high blood pressure or heart problems. Unlike aerobic exercise, which can cause joint damage through repetitive high-impact motion, isometric exercises allow the joint to remain static during the contraction of the muscle.


It is possible that this potential danger is the reason why this system of exercising fell into disrepute. Those books you could buy where often written by people who didn’t know the first thing about isometrics or isometric contractions. The other places a muscle in a contracted wittenbrrg for a period of time. And where to they stand relative to isotonics? They are effective for sculpting and strengthening the body, and they pose very little health threat to the body.

The isometric exercise is generally regarded as more effective for maintaining muscle strength than for building muscle strength, hence it may be recommended for purposes of rehabilitation.

I’m using a new system of isometric training now! First, let’s explain the difference between the two terms. When anyone asked Hoffman what the change was, he attributed to a new system of “Functional Isometrics” training. But it is supported by the following internet quote.

Isometrics by Henry Wittenberg

Walking, swimming, aerobics and elliptical training are a few examples of dynamic exercise. Send a private message to isorez. Simple examples of isotonic isometrivs are push-ups, sit-ups, chest presses and squats. Isometric exercises are easy to learn. In supermarkets and news stands you could find all variety of isometrics. But if you and your doctor determine that isometric exercise is dangerous based on your health history, consider alternatives that include more dynamic or active movements.


In an isometric exercise the muscle stays the same length regardless of the amount of force being used, as, for example, when trying to lift something that wittrnberg too heavy to move, or when as in the picture below the muscle is trying to contract but is being prevented from doing so by an equalizing pressure from another muscle.

Members You are not currently logged in. Or are they more suitable for building strength? If you are looking for an exercise system that will make you stronger as well as give you a great look in minimal time provided that you work at it you might wittnberg to give isometric training a try.

Besides writing one of the best isometric books ever OK. People thought it had no value on it’s own, which is a shame as isometric exercises DO work.

There are two types of isometric exercise. They do take work and intense effort. Find More Posts by isorez. Muscle is not being shortened Muscle being shortened when leg is lifted. The best exercises that I have found for seniors are isometric or resistance exercises.