can 20 minutes twice a week be
enough to make a real difference?”
People who do not exercise at all, or exercise consistently, know the importance of strength training but are unaware of the concept of momentary muscular failure. Even exercise enthusiasts may be unaware of the importance this powerful concept which best enables the body to safely and quickly build more muscle. And without the proper understanding, people may buy into the myth of “more is better,” especially when it comes to their exercise philosophy. The “more is better” approach works for a short while with novices, but soon leads to a dramatic halt in their progress. Additionally—and even more importantly, the notion that “more is better” often leads to injuries. Such injuries are usually a result of stressful overuse due to repetitive motion on the joints, and poor physical form used while exercising.
At SuperSlow Zone®, we use the term “failure,” in momentary muscular failure, to pinpoint the exact instant when you have performed an exercise, with proper form, breathing and resistance level [weights], you can no longer ‘move the weights’ and you keep trying to move the weights Your physiology is still working even if you cannot ‘move the weights.’ If the resistance selected is appropriate for you in an exercise, and it’s performed correctly several times, the first repetitions will cause your musculature to gradually and momentarily weaken (or technically speaking inroad), to a point where the muscle can no longer perform against the weight resistance. In so doing, the inroaded muscle will cross a threshold stimulating a growth response in the muscle. By reaching the point of momentary muscular failure we ensure the best probability that your desired muscle growth stimulus is triggered.
It’s not about how much weight you can lift, though it is normal for one to assume that the objective in strength training exercises is to lift as much weight as we possibly can. Some people even obsess with lifting as much weight as possible, and as many times as possible, but that is often just to satisfy some emotional need to “prove” themselves.
real objective in the SuperSlow Zone system of personal strength
training is to inroad or completely momentarily fatigue one’s
muscle. At which point, when we can no longer lift the weight in
proper form, and you keep trying to move the weights for an
additional 10 second [even though they do not move…], the muscle’s
growth mechanism is activated.
Studies have shown that strength increases in people who properly use the SuperSlow® training protocol, and additionally reveal that SuperSlow® training caused up to a 50% greater increase in strength, as compared to the traditional speed training.
Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D. (and others) Effects of Regular and Slow Speed Resistance Training on Muscle Strength, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2001, Vol 41, Iss 2. Pp 154-158
About SuperSlow Zone®
SuperSlow Zone® is a distinctive health and exercise franchise and is the original, accredited, high-intensity, low-force strengthening exercise protocol and system, that was initially developed during a $3.2 million dollar osteoporosis study in 1982 at the University of Florida School of Medicine. SuperSlow Zone evolved its system enabling very busy people of all ages throughout the world to achieve and maintain strong, healthy and attractive bodies. Our clients are out of shape, have not exercised in a while, or ever!, have good conditioning but want better results in less time, overweight, may have minor to major health challenges, athletes and seniors. Additionally, at specified locations, clients may choose to benefit from SSZ Lifestyle -Healthy Eating for optimal weight and health management. SSZ is located in the USA, Turkey and Colombia. Franchise inquiries welcomed world-wide. http://www.superslowzone.com.
SuperSlow Zone ® is accredited by the prestigious IACET (http://www.iacet.org). IACET also accredits the American Physical Therapy Association, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Corporate University, GE Healthcare and many others. SSZ achieved and maintains this accreditation to ensure the highest standards of certification for its Instructors and exceptional service and care for its clients.
SuperSlow Zone® Silver Creek
(San Jose, CA)
5988 Silver Creek Valley Road Suite 55
San Jose, CA 95138
Telephone: (408) 578-9663http://sszsilvercreek.com