Analysis of the gym equipment market for the implementation of isometric training plans

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Aitor Goti, Arkaitz Castañeda, Iker Lopez, Fernando Cortés, Ramón Costa


Isometric workouts have been shown to improve muscular mass, strength, balance, and range of motion. Other isometric exercise advantages include stress reduction, increased mental health, injury prevention and overall wellbeing. It is a solution that specially fits injured and elder people, as the risk of injury almost disappears. Nevertheless, the amount of people taking advantage of isometrics at gyms is relatively low. One of the affecting factors in the spread of isometric training could be the lack of knowledge about the existence of specific isometric machinery for gym training. In this context, the purpose of this paper, as main finding, is to present a state of the art of the existing equipment in the field.

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