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Cardio without running

Cardio without running Cardio without running — Read on cavestrong.net/2018/07/11/cardio-without-running-2/ I was searching WordPress for ideas related to “HeavyHands” but these days that pulls up everything from Boxing to domestic violence (I kid you not) . This idea surfaced “cardio without running”… some interesting Videos, though not exactly “panaerobics”. Where do you look for ideas …

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Panaerobic Exercise – Lessons In Panaerobic/Longstrength workout progression

John aka “HHEnthusiast” recently posted an example of how a panaerobic exercise session might progress.  John personally communicated with Dr. Leonard Schwartz. In addition to doing HeavyHands three times per week, he finishes off each workout with “Panaerobics” or “Longstrength” calisthenics as taught to him by Dr. Schwartz. The Pan-X device is shown to the …

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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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A Simple Long Strength Workout Medley

Dr. Schwartz often talked about medleys when exercising, particularly in LongStrength calisthenics. The problem for most people – especially since he never published his book on those calisthenics or sold his Pan-X tool (only 3 prototypes were made apparently) – is how to get started.

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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