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FredHutch wrote:If by "aerobic isometrics" you mean holding the tension for a minute or longer, my experience was just what Steve Justa said it would be: radically improved definition and enhanced explosiveness. In the interests of full disclosure, however, I should mention that the summer I did these really seriously I trained the entire body every day with long hold isos and each workout took about two hours per day. I was already quite lean to begin with, by the end of the summer I was so defined I looked like a freak, had horizontal grooves across the lower back, striations and veins everywhere, and my skin looked as thin as plastic wrap. One downside was that I was even more irritable than usual, I basically felt dragged out all the time.
I think Steve Justa is one of the most honest writers in this crazy field and the training does what he says if you work at it, and indeed this type of training is very hard work if you do it correctly...if it feels easy you're not doing it right.
I intend to do that kind of training again someday, but not in the summer, it's too damn hot.
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This is probably the most useful form of isometric training, IMO.
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FredHutch wrote:TH, that's difficult to say since in those two hour workouts I would do just about every position for each bodypart that I could think of, for example for legs I would do straight leg pushes in four directions, for shoulders I would do laterals in every direction, for chest I would do incline, middle, and decline stuff, etc...but what I would suggest is to just pick one position for each bodypart for each workout and then do a different exercise next time, for example for the shoulders, workout one do front laterals, next workout do rear laterals, etc...
I should mention also that I don't see long-hold isos as a complete workout in itself, if I were to do them again today it would be in conjunction with other types of training.
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gruntbrain wrote:Tug o' War - a total body aerobic isometricPerform that death struggle using a thich rope or Shen's Iso Strap( with or without a partner)
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Alan Oldstudent wrote:standing "bench press,"
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