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- The Slow-motion strength training studios feel less like a gym and more like a physical therapist’s office.
- These training studios offer clients more of a personal training in a quiet, no-frills space filled with Nautilus equipment
- It's a complete workout in just two short sessions per week.
Here’s the drill:
- A high-intensity, low-impact program known as "slow-motion strength training"
- Gradually lifting and releasing weights without the aid of rest or momentum brings muscles to exhaustion also known as “muscle success”.
- It is extremely difficult but it’s also only a total of 20 minutes per session.
- Though The Perfect Workout, a California-based outfit founded in 1999, is new to the East Coast, the Slow-motion strength training concept isn’t.
- The Perfect Workout system cites principles outlined just over 30 years ago by fitness professional Ken Hutchins.
- In slowing down movements to safely train women with osteoporosis, Hutchins concluded that the technique builds muscle more effectively than conventional weight training.
- The effectiveness of slow-motion strength training depends on the individual, according to Lee Jordan, a spokesman for the American Council on Exercise, but it offers a broad range of people a safe and viable program.
- Like high-intensity interval training, Jordan says, it seeks to remove the top barrier to exercise: time.
- Unlike high-intensity interval training (“by its very nature, it’s extreme,” Jordan says), slow-motion strength training is accessible to anyone.
- Practitioners of slow-motion strength training also satisfy their need for cardiovascular activity.
- The key to an exercise routine is sticking to that routine. And The Perfect Workout's clients say this program works.
- Clients love to hate slow-motion strength training but they keep coming back because they get results.
- Slow-motion strength training practitioners often report better body composition plus lower blood sugar and cholesterol.
- Slow-motion strength training may not be sexiest or most trendiest, but it gets the job done quicker and safer.
- Many clients of an advanced age love the safety along with the added bone strength that slow-motion strength training offers.
- Slow-motion training sessions come in several convenient packages. Some packages even help reduce osteoporosis and Type 2 Diabetes.
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