wanting best results

by Cherie Huntress
(Wilsonville, OR USA)

I am a newbie. 70 years old and I love this program.

2 questions;

#1 Is it a good idea to do the Fav 5 each day in addition to your one targeted area?

#2 Is it useful to work the one area you are targeting today with additional band exercises, etc. to get the best results?

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Feb 20, 2019
So little time- such big results
by: Anonymous

Thanks. Just wanted to confirm this is really a stand alone program. It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that it takes so little time .
Love it. This is a life changer.

Feb 20, 2019
Great questions NEW
by: Batman from Isometric-Training.com

Hi Cherie,

Doing the 5 Favourites every day would be counterproductive - these are maximal contractions and as such require proper recovery time. Doing them every day will just lead to injury and interrupted recovery. This is in contrast with the Full Body Isometric Contraction, which is not a maximal contraction and thus can be done daily.

As for exercise bands and weights in addition to Isometrics, I generally don't recommend it. Isometrics, particularly those in Perfect Body are very intense and the program is designed to be done as a standalone program - not in conjunction with bodyweight training - that can easily result in overtraining and risks injury.

That said, if you really wanted to do it...I'd also make sure that you perform any iso's AFTER that other training. Isometrics due to the intense nature of the contractions can mess with your proprioceptors and thus your ability to measure tension in your muscles. As a result, if you attempt to do bodyweight workouts after an isometric workout you could seriously injure yourself. Ideally, you want at least 6-8 hours of rest to allow your energy systems to repair themselves after an iso workout as I mention in my ebook up to 7 Days to recover the worked muscles.

Work the same muscle groups used in weight training - if training the legs that day, do leg iso's after your workout. (Keep in mind however that the effectiveness of isometrics will be reduced because you will have already pre-exhausted some of the muscle fibre through weight lifting and as such will not achieve a maximal state of contraction, and thus you won't get the maximal growth possible).

Ensure full rest and recovery - that means at least 7 days between working the same muscle groups or aspects thereof.

Hope that helps,


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