NASA is always looking for any science or technology that can help their astronauts stay fit and healthy while in space, regardless of expense. In space, the primary astronaut health issues are gravity and radiation. A low gravity lifestyle can cause significant muscle atrophy and bone density degradation. NASA research found that within 6 months in space, astronauts lost roughly 15 percent of muscle mass, 20-30 percent of muscle performance and as much as 30% of bone strength. This is similar to the aging process going from a 20-year-old man to an 80-year-old man. The NASA solution was not more aerobic exercise but rather resistance training with high intensity. Adjustable Resistance training, specifically stopping a weight during the negative or eccentric contraction is the most efficient way to challenge muscles, which can lead to stronger muscles, faster muscle repair and increasing your metabolic rate. This slow motion of an active muscle that is lengthening under a stress is very efficient when using a motor. For example, in a biceps curl, the lowering of a dumbell you are about 3X stronger resisting than pulling up the dumbbell. Using a motor to provide resistance training is exceptional for casual and high-performance athletes and elderly and patients looking to rehabilitate certain muscles and tendons, as it can be done much safer than using free weights.
Using Science and Technology to Personalize your Workout
These are the exact methodologies that we use at BodyScience.NYC. We have an ARX (Adaptive Resistance Exercise) motor-based strength conditioning machine, use Bulletproof vibration plates to help increase your mental and physical balance and use IR lights for recovery. The result is that using a science-based workout, in the form of exercise technology, not only can make our lives better, but also give us back time to spend doing other things we enjoy. Call us today and see how we can change your body in 30 days, guaranteed.
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