- How do I know that I can do the FIT10 exercises?
- What does the FIT10 resistance device attach to?
- Is it really possible to get a complete workout in only 10-minutes a day?
- I’ve always heard that to accomplish cardio or aerobic fitness, I would have to exercise a minimum of 20-minutes, yet you say it can be done in only 10-minutes. Is that possible?
- I have high blood pressure and am worried because FIT10 uses isometrics. I have read that isometric exercise can raise blood pressure dangerously high. Should I not use FIT10 with high blood pressure?
- I have real back problems, can I use FIT10 safely?
How do I know that I can do the FIT10 exercises?
The FIT10 exercises can be done by just about anyone, at almost any age. In fact, because of the unique formula used to build strength with FIT10, it is possible for a wider range of people to use FIT10, than virtually any other type of strength building exercises available today. The FIT10 exercises can be done (and have been done) by any of the following:
- Those aged 6 to 100+
- Those with mild to serious back problems
- Those with mild to serious joint problems
- Women who are pregnant (even right up to giving birth)
- Those recovering from serious injury or surgery
- Those confined to a wheelchair or anyone who cannot stand up
- Those who are seriously obese
- Those with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis
- Those with Juvenile or Type 2 diabetes
What does the FIT10 resistance device attach to?
The FIT10 resistance device easily attaches to any door. The resistive walk/run device also attaches to a door. Simply attach these devices to any door to do your exercises and then remove it immediately after. There is no mounting hardware required, and it will not mar or scar the door. If preferred, two small hooks can be placed on any wall, to which FIT10 can easily be attached.
Is it really possible to get a complete workout in only 10-minutes a day?
YES! Not only is it possible, it’s the best method for staying in shape. Why? Because any exercise program is only as good as your ability to maintain consistency – sticking with it over the long haul. FIT10’s unique method of combining isometric’s with variable resistance and doing each exercise immediately following the other allows you to build great anaerobic strength, both upper and lower body, and accomplish your cardiovascular workout all at the same time. We’ve proven that more people get and stay fit, if they exercise 10 minutes a day verses 30-45 minutes 3-4 times a week, because of the consistency factor.
I’ve always heard that to accomplish cardio or aerobic fitness, I would have to exercise a minimum of 20-minutes, yet you say it can be done in only 10-minutes. Is that possible?
Today’s exercise science has come full circle, now demonstrating that “burst” or “surge” training is actually the better solution for building a strong heart. Dr. Al Sears M.D., who is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on longevity and heart health, said the following; “The biggest mistake of the 1980’s is finally over and done with… [walking or jogging] for 45 minutes to an hour won’t boost your lung capacity, it won’t strengthen your heart – it won’t even help you lose weight… I can’t tell you how many times my patients have come to me thinking that aerobics and long-duration ‘cardio’ is the best and only way to improve their heart and lungs. Nothing could be further from the truth!”
Heart attacks do not occur because of a lack of endurance. They occur when there is a sudden increase in cardiac demand that exceeds your heart’s capacity… a person lifts a heavy object, receives an unexpected emotional blow, etc. Science has now discovered that the best way to prevent a heart attack is to train the heart for strength, not endurance.
Finally, a recent Harvard study examined middle-aged men, exercise, and cardiovascular health. Researchers found that men who performed repeated short bouts of exercise reduced their heart disease risk by 100% more than those who performed long duration exercise.
I have high blood pressure and am worried because FIT10 uses isometrics. I have read that isometric exercise can raise blood pressure dangerously high. Should I not use FIT10 with high blood pressure?
Blood pressure (BP) increases with exercise, even in people with normal BP. Most diagnosed with hypertension are advised to use exercise along with nutritional changes. Though exercise is useful in controlling and lowering BP, hypertensives should avoid extremely heavy weight lifting, along with full exertion isometric exercise and competitive sports which involve demanding levels of exertion.
One of the big dangers of doing isometric exercise with high blood pressure (HBP) is the tendency to hold your breath when doing isometric exercise. In fact, the exact same tendency exists when doing any anaerobic exercise, especially lifting weights or working against resistance, with intensity.
Holding your breath while performing a continual muscular contraction reduces blood flow to the heart, which is called a “valsalva maneuver.” A reduced flow of blood to the heart leads to a decrease in the quantity and quality of blood flowing to the brain.
There is a very simple solution to this tendency – don’t hold your breath! There is a sure fire way to never hold your breath while doing the FIT10 exercises, or any other type of exercise: COUNT OUTLOUD! It’s impossible to hold your breath when your mouth is open, and you’re speaking.
Exercisers should be careful to avoid holding their breath during the contraction of an isometric exercise. Concentrate on your breathing. With conventional weight lifting you should exhale on the lifting (working) portion of the exercise, and inhale when the weight (or resistance) lowers, or the muscles relax. With an isometric contraction, you should continue breathing throughout the entire isometric hold.
Recommendations for individuals with hypertension − when exercising to build strength − should focus on doing high repetition and low weight (or resistance). Always consult with your physician before beginning an exercise program for specific guidelines and recommendations.
As it relates to the unique formula of exercise that is FIT10, a hypertensive should simply back off of straining too hard. Begin slowly and gradually work your way up to greater levels of intensity.
It is highly recommend that those with HBP use a heart monitor while exercising.
If you have HBP, the following study should be encouraging: Study shows isometric exercise lowers blood pressure in adults
Do you recommend this type of exercise for young children?
Though the FIT10 method of exercise will build tremendous strength, it is very different from lifting weights. When you “lift weights” you do what’s called an eccentric (or negative) motion, which can put as much as 200-300 pounds of pressure or more on your joints. Because a pre-pubescent child’s bones and joints have not completely developed, this can be counterproductive and even detrimental. One of the amazing features of FIT10 is that the eccentric motion is eliminated, thereby dramatically reducing the stress to the joint. This allows not only the very young, but also the very old, to do the exercises without joint soreness and build much needed strength.
I have real back problems, can I use FIT10 safely?
One of the most extraordinary aspects of the FIT10 exercise program is that you can do strength building exercises without putting any compression on the spine! The FIT10 method was first invented to allow astronauts to exercise in gravity free space. The fact this method of building strength can be used in gravity free space means that it’s possible to do specific exercises that are “anti-gravity”. The significance of this is profound for anyone with back problems. When using this method to build strength, even when fully exerting, there is no stress on the back. Today, FIT10 remains one of the best possible solutions for building dynamic strength, for anyone with back pain or problems. Of the many different strength building exercises possible using the FIT10, not all are anti-gravity, however, each of the exercises in the FIT10 Ten Minute Exercise Program are no-compression-on-the-back exercises.