Posts about henry wittenberg written by Tyrone Turner. According to Dictionary. com, Isometrics is an exercise or a program of exercises to. Henry Wittenberg’s model book “Isometrics” will encourage the reader to build up to full body strength endurance, max strength. I was reading through Isometrics by Henry Wittenberg online today. H. Wittenberg was an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling in and later.

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I think the book was written in the late 50’s or early 60’s.

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First, let’s explain the difference between the two terms. Obviously, this is false. They do take work and intense effort. I had his book at one time. The breath should not be held and the contractions should not be maintained too long without breaks.

Isometrics by Henry Wittenberg

Send a private message to isorez. At the same time it is also much easier to injure oneself by training for too prolonged a time or with equipment, such as weights, that is too heavy or difficult. Anyone else read this book? When anyone asked Hoffman what the change was, he attributed to a new system of “Functional Isometrics” training. This is just conjecture! Since that time research has determinted that holding your breath is dangerous and not desirable. Wittenberg pased away almost one year ago.


Isometrics – Henry Wittenberg. The results and effects hejry more speedily and readily noticeable than those of isometric training.

Any idea why he suggests holding breath? Mark forums read View Forum Isometrixs. IPR is more thorough but this book is worth a look. In an isometric exercise the muscle stays the same length regardless of the amount of force being used, as, for example, when trying to lift something that is too ismetrics to move, or when as in the picture below the muscle is trying to contract but is being prevented from doing so by an equalizing pressure from another muscle.

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We have, however, found an Internet site that describes both the “birth” of wittennerg Isometric Exercise programme, its subsequent “demise”, and it’s more recent resurrection. I’m using a new system of isometric training now! One of the most problematic areas in isometrics is their ability to increase blood pressure dramatically and thus make them inappropriately dangerous for people suffering from hypertension. The other places a muscle in a isometrlcs position for a period of time.

You have just exercised — the easy way! When it did, a perfectly fine heney valuable system of exercise, namely isometrics, became tarred with the steroid brush. Two, they were taking steroids.


Let’s go through it again, because it really is not simply a matter of “whether – or”, nor is it simply a question of “which is better? A physical fitness programme ideally would include both. Iosmetrics suspect that this may be due, at least in part, to awareness of problems that might arise when isometric exercise is practised by people for whom it might be medically inappropriate, or where alternative – specifically isotonic – regimens were being recommended by the medical and alternative medicine professions.

Isotonic contractions on the other hand involve repeating a fixed set of movements while placing strain on a particular muscle. I was doing a search today I tried his method and find it hard to blow out air through my teeth.

All times are GMT It seems that if someone were to stick with these workouts that they would be in better overall shape then a lot of people.

One important difference that I noted was that Wittenberg has the exerciser breathing in at the beginning of the wiytenberg and then not exhaling until 10 seconds of exertion are complete.