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Isometric Power Revolution: Mastering the Secrets of Lifelong Strength, Health, and Youthful Vitality (Transformetrics: The Ultimate Training System) Spiral-bound


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  • Series: Transformetrics: The Ultimate Training System (Book 4)
  • Spiral-bound: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bronze Bow Publishing (February 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932458549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932458541
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

JOHN PETERSON is a lifelong fitness expert, the author of Pushing Yourself to Power, and coauthor of The Miracle Seven. He created the Transformetrics® Training System that maximizes strength and fitness as well as wellness and is the founder of Bronze Bow Publishing.

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The book is extremely well written with a history section which is full of details.
M. C. Jimenez
The Isometric Power Revolution is complete in the sense that it gives you a range of classic and power flex isometric exercises for all major muscle groups.
Jojoleb
The best part is that once you own this book there is nothing you need to buy ever again to work out.
John W. Baumchen

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117 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Greg Newton on February 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
If you think the champion bodybuilders of the sixties and seventies were drug free and that the ideal place to workout is your neighborhood fitness factory, this book is not for you. If you are a die hard iron head, who has yet to suffer from the "busted up weightlifter syndrome," this book is not for you. If you are looking for another exercise trend to follow without putting some grit and effort into what you are doing, this book is not for you.

If you're interested in health, strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and the physique of a Greek statue, this book is for you. If you are interested in physical culture history, this book is for you. If you have had debilitating injuries from weight training and want to turn back the clock, this book is for you.

Once again John Peterson has brought us a classic. The Isometric Power Revolution delves into the history of self-resistance exercise from ancient time to the experiments done at the Max Planck Institute. It also offers a safe and effective way to train the body without equipment and with results. However, someone new to exercise or physical fitness would probable be better off buying John Peterson's first book, Pushing Yourself To Power where the focus is on power calisthenics and dynamic self resistance exercise which would be easier to start with. The Isometric Power Challenge is an advanced book that focuses on the different categories of isometric resistance which require little or no movement and strong concentration and visualization skills.

Being one of those afore mentioned busted up weightlifters I can vouch for the effectiveness of John's methods.
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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful By strength builder on February 15, 2007
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Since I first became interested in Isometrics in the 1950s I have read every article and book that I could find on them. "The Isometric Power Revolution" is by far the best and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject. It features 284 information packed pages covering every aspect of isometrics. It contains 8 chapters, is fully illustrated, contains numerous photographs and exercise descriptions and will definitely become the classic of the field.

Isometrics may be the ultimate stand alone form of exercise,but certainly they are an indispensible part of any strength and muscle building exercise program. They got a bad rap in the 1960s when it was discovered that their main promoter and advocate, U.S Olympic Weightlifting Coach Bob Hoffman, in addition to training his lifters with isometrics was also using steroids and people wrongly assumed that the fantastic strength gains that the lifters were making were totally the result of the steroids.

Isometrics are being rediscovered and and their popularity has been increasing recently , however, the use of isometrics to develop muscle and strength goes back to ancient times. The Isometric Power Revolution has an excellent fully illustrated chapter on the history of isometrics that contains over 50 pages.

Isometrics are superior to regular weightlifting because of the 'synapse' effect . When you are performing a standard bench press, for instance, it will take you one or two seconds to move through the entire range of motion yet there is only one point in the range of motion where you are applying maximum strength and the duration of the effort at that point may last only a fraction of a second.
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QUICK REVIEW:

Once again Peterson hits the ball out of the park and gives us a book that really delivers. When done properly, isometric exercises really do enhance muscle development. But, at least for me, these are ADVANCED exercises that I was only able to do effectively once I achieved better muscle awareness and control. This is a five star book, but I think it works best for folks who have already mastered the basics of Petersons' Transformetrics system or similar methods of exercise. Before buying this book you may want to buy (or at least take a look at) two of Peterson's other books The Miracle Seven: 7 Amazing Exercises That Slim, Sculpt, and Build the Body in 20 Minutes a Day and Pushing Yourself to Power: The Ultimate Guide to Total Body Transformation. As with his other books, Peterson is short on prescriptions for fitness. He gives you the information as to how to make isometric exercise part of your fitness program, but doesn't give you an exact routine to follow.

(NOTE: I recommend the spiral bound version of this book (and the other Transformetrics books) when available. It helps when you want to look at an individual picture and do the exercise. It avoids placing weights on the book and cracking a standard binding...)

THE LONGWINDED REVIEW:

I started using Peterson's Transformetrics system a year and half ago. I started by purchasing the Miracle Seven (M7) and then, heartened by success, bought Pushing Yourself to Power (PYTP) shortly thereafter.
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