Isokinetic Strength Training Equipment
What is Isokinetic Strength Training?
Origin：Isokinetic Strength Training was firstly introduced by Hislop, Perrine and Thistle in the 1960’s. Since then, this training method has been applied increasingly in rehabilitation and sports science.
Theory：With the special device, the speed of the equipment remains constant, and the resistance alters based on the exertion of the users. No matter how large or small exertion you carry out, the speed of the movement remains constant. Thus, the muscle contraction is able to achieve its maximum strength effect for every angle of the joints during the muscle strength training.
Effect：Besides, Isokinetic Strength Training can also increase muscle strength, improve explosive power and enhance muscular endurance. It is recognized as the safest and most effective strength training in today’s rehabilitation and sports science.
Application：However, such equipment id rather costly and difficult to operate; the professionals are required to assist with the proper operation. Thus, such equipment can only be found only in medical centers and training research units, where the researchers apply the equipment and mainly focus on the study of motor system damage and the rehabilitation patient assessment.
Nevertheless, common people are not allowed to enjoy the safe and effective training.
What is Isokinetic Strength Training?
1.Muscle force to be effectively applied: Isokinetic contraction provides dynamic change of resistance for the maximum muscle contraction; this allows muscles reach their maximum contraction in its exercise range.
Totally different from the Isotonic contraction.
2.Decrease for overloading damage: Isokinetic equipment produces resistance according to the output force of user, and this reduces the risk of overloading damage.
3.Resistance of equipment adjusts automatically according to user’s pain & fatigue level: When user feels painful or tired, the exertion from user reduces as well; the equipment shall detect the force change right away. When the user stops exerting force, the equipment stops as well to prevent from injuries.
4.Isokinetic Strength Training provides various speed options for clinician, trainer or user to set the speed (high or low) according to their needs.
High speed allows muscle fiber to contract at high intensity movement in a short period; low speed allows muscle fiber to contract at a low intensity movement in a long period.
5.Reduce the pressure on the joint while exercising: Strength Isokinetic Training reduces pressure on joint during the exercise and improves the effect & safety level of muscle strength training.
6.Newton’s First Law of motion states that an object will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, or in other cases, while in the steady motion status of isotonic training, the unchanged resistance increases the inertial force of the limbs. As for the isokinetic training, the speed is controlled by the equipment; and the resistance comes from the user, thus, inertia force does not occur.
Isokinetic Equipment VS. Traditional Training Equipment
Isokinetic Strength Training Equipment is suitable for below situations.
1.Muscle strength trsining and joint training for senior citizens, special instruction and operation method are required to avoid unnecessary sports injuries.
2.Physical therapy center or Chinese herbal medicine clinic where the patients are able to proceed with the rehabilitation for myositis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries.
3.The exercise centers which are especially designed for the female or the elderly, who could apply the equipment to achieve the training effects in a very short time.
4.Day Care Center for Senior Citizens, Elder Care Center, Senior Citizen Gyms and Nursing Homes shall consider applying the Isokinetic Strength Training Equipment as the training device for the elderly.
5.Personal or small scale health training center, to make sure the effects and safety of the members via training.