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About ISO Lever

About Plate Loaded ISO Lever;

ISO Lever bridges the gap between selectorised machines and free-weights; combining the feel and function of free-weights with the control and safety inherent in selectorised equipment; therefore appealing to a wider variety of health club populations. ISO Lever has not just been engineered; it has a reputation that has been earned in some of the toughest environments around. ISO Lever machines utilise appropriate mechanisms to target specific muscle groups as effectively as possible. Both chest press and shoulder press operate through converging planes of movement; starting with a wide grip; through the range of movement the path narrows. Lat pull down and seated row utilising the same principle however; diverging.

Principally competitor’s products all contain curve linear machines for chest shoulder and back which compare to ISO Lever functionality. However muscle groups that contract and extend through a purely linear pathway; such as biceps, triceps, quadriceps and hamstrings require a completely different method to achieve optimal muscle fibre recruitment. ISO Lever achieves this through a three point loading system; allowing users to alter the resistance pattern of the exercise movement.

ISO Lever is also suitable for rehabilitation training, as the starting resistance is very low because discs are used; increment increases can be as little as 1.25Kg. With many machines fitted with independent lifting arms and range limiting mechanisms; offering users the option to train around injury.

Designs are simple and require very little effort or skill to set up. Maintenance is very low, with few moving parts and no cables, weight stacks or pulleys.

 

Stage Loading System; fitted to leg extension, leg curl & arm curl

This technology allows the user to alter resistance profiles through the exercise movement. Maximum resistance can be placed at any region of the movement. This means that the weight will feel heaviest at a predetermined point in the range of motion. Peak resistance can be place at the start, middle or end or at any region in between. When multiple resistance patterns are used to target a muscle group during the training session; maximum muscle fibre recruitment is achieved. The more muscle fibre recruited and exhausted, the greater the gains of strength and muscle growth will be attained.

Traditional resistance equipment focuses only at the centre of the range of motion or variable resistance is achieved by adding a cam system; however cam systems are designed to compensate for strengths and weaknesses. This limits the recruitment of muscle fibres to a single strength curve, resulting in slower gains. Training that uses the same muscle recruitment pattern session after session results in strength plateauing and boring training sessions.

The stage load system enables individuals to select from multiple resistance patters for each muscle movement. Generally three different resistance curves are utilised in consecutive sets during a workout. This training system works the targeted muscle group to a completely fatigued and optimally trained state in a short time period.

  • Increased muscle growth caused by the stimulation of more muscle fibres at appropriate intensities and duration levels.
  • Rapid strength gains and fewer plateaus.
  • Increased explosive strength
  • Functional strength is improved by the compete development of each muscle at its point of insertion and origin (each end) as well as training its middle.
  • Improved neuromuscular co-ordination due to stage loads ability to create perpetual varying recruitment patters to stimulate muscle.