How the OsteoBall Helps Build Bone & Muscle?

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Although it may not feel like it at first, the exercises you do with the OsteoBall are helping build bone mass and tone your muscles. When muscles pull against the bone during exercise, they are initiating bone-building cells. The most hard to reach areas, and subsequently, the most fragile, include your hipbones and vertebrae. The OsteoBall helps you reach them quickly, and easily.

The breakthrough discovery at the Max Planck Institute in Germany in the 1950s was that only two brief repetitions of each resistive exercise at only 2/3rds maximal contraction strength is sufficient to have a strengthening effect. That’s all you need. However, we suggest using 80% of your maximum effort to build increasing strength.

That is what the Osteoball provides: a brief, repetitive, resistive exercise that, over time, helps strengthen your muscles and bones. This is known as Progressive Resistive Exercise. Iso-pressure, the resistive pressure the ball gives back to you, builds as you exert pressure on the Osteoball during exercises. Immediately it gives back what you put into it. It is the best, most beneficial type of resistive exercise for stimulating bone growth. It is also progressive in that the more you give, the more Iso-pressure is given back by the ball.

The type of exercise offered by the Osteoball is called isometric: a contraction or extension of the muscles for a very short duration-just seconds. It is the best news for on-the-go, time-starved Americans! Just 10 minutes a day is all you need with the OsteoBall.