The Full Body Max Isometric Contraction has been my go to exercise for nearly 14 years now. I've done it every single day for the last 14 years and it's transformed my health and has provided the platform upon which I have built my remarkable strength and a fairly awesome physique. And today I'd like to teach it to you.
Before we look at how you do the Full Body Max Isometric Contraction I'd like to give you a bit of background on it. You see this is more than just an incredible body sculpting exercises (though there are many cases of people doing JUST this exercise and maintaining a fantastic physique well into their eighties and nineties), this in fact a recommended medical technique for drastically lowering blood pressure.
Now that's something that greatly interests me. As many of you know, outside of being one of the foremost experts on Isometric Training - I am also a one of the top Acupuncturists and Chinese Medical Physician's in Ireland and I do a LOT of work on the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). And this is an exercise I teach to every one of my high blood pressure patients. My results have been nothing short of astounding. But...I didn't develop this technique.
In fact, from the 60's through to the 80's many notable physician's including Dr. Rene Caillet, Clinical Professor at the University of the Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Olive Hubber, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiology at Hunter College and Dr. Broino Kiveloff, Associate Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York Beekman Downtown Hospital used this single isometric technique to greatly reduce blood pressure (hypertension) in their patients and even used it to successfully treat those affected by diabetes!
Multiple papers were published on the success of this technique; the Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health in 1986 covered how the technique benefited diabetics and later in February of 1983, Dr.Kiveloff was published in an article entitled "A 60 Second Shortcut to Vitality" in Prevention Magazine that taught The Full Body Max Isometric Contraction I am about to show you.
Well one example given by Dr, Kiveloff was of a patient who, even on a salt restricted diet had a blood pressure reading of 160/95. (Blood pressure in healthy people is about 120/80 mm Hg and if greater than 140/90 mm Hg is considered chronically elevated and dangerous. For more on Isometrics and Blood Pressure read - this article). If left untreated you have a 300% increase of developing coronary artery disease and a 700% increase in the likelihood of a stroke or aneurism - bottom line this isometric exercise could save your life). The patient had been in this state for 7 years.
After 5-8 weeks of following the Isometric procedure below the patient's blood pressure feel to perfect levels of 120/80 and stayed there. The patient was quoted as saying, "It's so much more wonderful than taking medication. You only have to go to the doctor when you want to!"
Another case discussed in the Prevention Magazine article discuses as patient who had blood pressure of 185/105 at the start and within a few months had stabilized and remained at 130/70!
Now...here's what I want you do next.