isotonometrics

HIIT or LISS – Latest Research on Fat Burning With A Panaerobic (Leonard Schwartz Inspired) Twist

Suppversity is a brilliant blog to read… Here’s one of their latest articles on fatburning you should read for yourself: HIIT or LISS – A Question of Efficacy? High Intensity Interval Training Kickstarts Fatty Acid Oxidation & Metabolism to Make Up for the Higher Energy Exp. During LISS in 24h It’s not only worth reading, …

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The Weird But Ingenious Interlaced Fingers Handclasp of Dr. Leonard Schwartz’ IsoTonoMetrics

It’s possible to read about Dr. Schwartz’ IsoTonoMetrics in the patent filing on Fitness Method and begin to understand the concepts behind “isotonometrics”. The allusions to isometrics and dynamic tension are giveaways and can help people get started doing “ISO” even before being able to watch the Schwartz video on the topic. There are some …

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Dr. Schwartz – A Fan of Isometrics?

Was Dr. Schwartz a fan of Isometrics? Good question. Some say a definitive “no”. Even his “isometric like” exercises were “isotonic”! The answer is probably more nuanced in reality. On the sidebar of page 164 of  “H<a href="” target=”_blank”>HeavyHands:The Ultimate Exercise” Dr. Schwartz discusses isometrics. He finished the sidebar by noting that at the time …

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Turning A Self-Resistance Exercise Into An IsoTonoMetric Exercise

If you’re familiar with Charles Atlas or other self-resistance exercise systems (sometimes called “Dynamic Self Resistance” or “DSR”) Dr. Schwartz’ IsoTonoMetrics may still seem baffling to you. Don’t worry, many people are similarly baffled at first! Look at it this way, if you’re familiar with a variety of self-resistance exercises already, you’re half way there! …

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Defining “IsoTonoMetrics” Some More – Most Importantly it should be “FUN”!

Recently on an internet forum, someone expressed doubt that Dr. Schwartz had promoted any other exercise protocol besides “HeavyHands”… especially one requiring NO EQUIPMENT! Why? Dr. Schwartz is known as the “HeavyHands” man! Unlike some fitness gurus who are “one trick ponies” it seems, Dr. Schwartz was too interested in learning new things and actually …

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Exercise intensity increased by addition of handheld weights to rebounding exercise

“Exercise intensity increased by addition of handheld weights to rebounding exercise” This older study (1995)  looked into the effect of using hand held weights to increase the intensity of rebounding exercise. They concluded “The addition of [Hand Held Weight or HHW] exercise to rebounding substantially increases exercise intensity. Because rebounding without weights results in a relatively …

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More on Leonard Schwartz, Isotonometrics, Charles Atlas and Dynamic Tension

In a recent post the way in which Leonard Schwartz’ “IsoTonoMetrics” related to Charles Atlas and Dynamic Tension was mentioned. Since then, some new information has come to light from Dr. Schwartz’ “Fitness Method” patent that is worth sharing on this topic, especially if people want to understand the inner dynamics of Schwartz’ “IsoTonoMetrics” and …

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Panaerobic Walking

The title “Panaerobic Walking” is a bit misleading. After all, “HeavyHands” was by Dr. Schwartz’ definition “panaerobic”, i.e. seeking to mobilize as much muscle tissue as possible to process oxygen by using all four limbs simultaneously in a series of “inefficient” motions (i.e. motions unnecessary to accomplish the basic tasks of walking, jogging or running). …

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Was Dr. Schwartz Against High Intensity Interval Training?

Today, “High Intensity Interval Training”  (abbreviated “HIIT”) is the “rage”.  Some claim it even burns 9 times more fat than “steady state cardio”! (see below for the misquoted research!) The common line is… “Stop working out so long! Work out hard and intense using intervals!” As a result, people who yesterday were blobs of blubber …

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