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Frequently asked questions about Isometrics and the IGRIP:

What is Isometric exercise?
Does Isometric exercise really work?
Why was the IGRIP invented?
Why do I need the IGRIP?
How much force do you apply to the IGRIP?
How long should I hold an Isometric contraction?
How do you know if the IGRIP is working?
Will the IGRIP increase breast size?
Is there a IGRIP tutorial video available?
Isometric exercise seems boring?
What's the advantage of Isometrics?
What's the disadvantage of Isometrics?
What is the Peak and Average force reading on the IGRIP?
What is the IGRIP Progressive exercise program?
What is the IGRIP Mobile exercise program?
Can I read the IGRIP display at night?
Is the IGRIP battery powered?
Any IGRIP related products?

 

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What is Isometric exercise?
Isometrics is practiced by pushing or pulling an immovable object like a wall or pitting one muscle against another in an opposing fashion to create resistance.


Does Isometric exercise really work?
Scientific studies have shown that muscle contraction while engaged in isometrics generated more force than a contraction during weight lifting. Press your hands together in front of your chest and apply enough force to feel the tension in your arms, shoulders, and chest. The tension is resistance, the same resistance when lifting a weight.


Why was the IGRIP invented?
Until the IGRIP, isometric exercise was like lifting weights and not knowing how much weight was on the bar. People don't work out that way, they want continuity in their workout, as well as the ability to measure results.


Why do I need the IGRIP?
IGRIP's new technology to measure the force applied during an isometric exercise adds excitement and fun to workouts, and provides the feedback required to stay motivated.


How much force do you apply to the IGRIP?
Studies have shown that isometric exercise can be just as beneficial at 70% of your peak force.


How long should I hold an Isometric contraction?
Typically 7 or more seconds is all that's required. The IGRIP timer has a range of 6-20 seconds. It also has an audio tone that signals the end of a contraction. It comes in handy when you're not looking at the display when the visual countdown reaches zero.
How do you know if the IGRIP is working?
You'll feel it the very next day. As you go through an exercise routine and work your muscles and feel the "pump", you'll know you're on your way to creating a new, stronger, more powerful body.


Will the IGRIP increase breast size?
The IGRIP will develop the muscle tissue beneath the breast and help provide support and lift.


Is there a IGRIP tutorial video available?
Yes, please view the 23 exercise video on the Home Page.


Isometric exercise seems boring?
Not with the IGRIP. Now that you have electronic feedback to measure the applied force and track the time of your contraction, you are engaged with the results of each exercise. Working out with the IGRIP is fun and challenging.


What's the advantage of Isometrics?
Isometrics can be performed anytime, anyplace. There's no impact on muscles and joints. Strength gains are often dramatic because you're channeling energy directly to the muscle.


What's the disadvantage of Isometrics?
Strength gains during a static (stationary) contraction occur within 20-30 degrees of the angle the exercised is performed. To strengthen the whole muscle requires that you change the angle of the target muscle. Isometric exercise also momentarily increases blood pressure. Always consult with a physician before beginning any exercise program.
What is the Peak and Average force on the IGRIP?
One of the functions of the IGRIP is that it will capture and display for 1.5 seconds the Peak force applied up to 200 lbs. This makes it easy to measure your strength on any exercise. Another function is that when completing a timed contraction, the IGRIP will calculate and display for 3 seconds your average force. This provides feedback on how well you did compared to the target force that you tried to maintain during the contraction.


What is the IGRIP Progressive exercise program?
This is a 20 second exercise that has a resistance increase every 5 seconds. You start with a comfortable resistance for the first 5 seconds and increase the force 5 lbs each subsequent 5 second interval. This exercise keeps you engaged as you step up the force. If done correctly, at the end of the contraction your average force displayed should be 7.5 lbs more than your initial force applied.


What is the Mobile exercise program?
Although not an isometric exercise, the Mobile contraction incorporates the elements of force and time. We've selected 5 exercise poses where we include a range of motion during the exercise. This motion will enable you to work the entire length of the muscle. You'll find performing these exercises similar to reps in conventional weight lifting.


Can I read the display at night?
Yes, the IGRIP has a backlit display so that it can easily be read in the evening.


Is the IGRIP battery powered?
Yes, the IGRIP is powered by a 9-volt battery.


Any IGRIP related products?
There will be soon. Comfort fit rubber boots will attach to the IGRIP handles for lower body exercise. T-shirts, water bottles, and coffee mugs will soon be available. Check the IGRIP store where you Place Order.
 


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