Isometric Exercise & Proper Breathing Create A Non-Stressful Workout That Yields Results
Article by Ellen Miller
Gentle, isometric exercise, combined with a carefully focused breathing technique facilitates quick, reliable, lasting results in a dedicated fitness program.
You can lose more pounds and inches — without half-killing yourself by enduring high-impact, stressful exercise routines — simply by changing your breathing technique during a light, isometric workout. Hard to believe? Maybe so, given all the “No pain, no gain!” and “Feel the burn!” hogwash we’ve been fed for so many years – but the good news is that it’s absolutely true.
This is great news for everyone who has burned out on the “Sweat ’til you’re dehydrated” and “Burn! Burn! Burn!” approach to exercise. Pack all that foolishness up and toss it out; it’s not necessary; it never was necessary, and it never will be necessary for an effective, successful fitness program.
Most people are unaware of how they breathe… and many are likewise unaware that their usual method of taking in oxygen is shallow, short and highly inefficient. When you’re breathing correctly and more deeply, you’re taking in more oxygen, and enabling your body to use that oxygen more efficiently. This makes it possible for your muscles to function at top capacity.
How that works with isometrics is that by increasing the oxygen supply to the brain, you’re enhancing the brain’s ability to send messages to the muscles to contract. As you contract a specific group of muscles and have a targeted focus for your breathing technique, you’re actually forging new pathways of communication between the brain and the muscles you’re working.
It’s somewhat similar to Hatha yoga – which, in itself, is a kind of isometric exercise because you hold certain postures while you breathe deeply and slowly through the nose. But Hatha yoga isn’t specifically focused on physical fitness, whereas the combination of targeted isometric exercise plus a proper breathing technique is.
A training DVD combining isometric exercises and proper breathing technique can easily and quickly show you how to combine the two for reliable, lasting results, enhancing your fitness program and making it work even harder for you – while you don’t have to work any harder at all.
The combination of a proper breathing technique and targeted isometric exercises has the effect of making your body a more efficient, effective machine. One well-known isometrics instructor tells of a client who had broken her leg and couldn’t leave her couch. Within a week, she had lost two inches by utilizing this system, without changing her eating habits or anything else. Granted, the story is anecdotal… but the instructor had her client measure herself both at the beginning and end of the week of using the breathing technique along with targeted isometric exercises that could be done while sitting on the sofa, and the two-inch loss was documented.
With an isometric exercise DVD that also incorporates training in proper, targeted breathing, you can speed up your fitness program dramatically… and while you’re doing so, you won’t be over-extending yourself physically… won’t be over-working your muscles… won’t wear yourself out or feel any discomfort. It’s one exercise system that’s “no pain, all gain.”
About the Author
Owner of IsoBreathing Inc. and creator of IsoBreathing(R) Ellen has been teaching life style and fitness over 20 years and is a certified fitness practitioner and personal trainer. Find out about Isometric Exercise, Weight Loss Exercise or buy her Exercise DVD.