Ten-minute session, once a week, provides measurable results.
For over a century it has been believed that simple weight-bearing exercise would increase bone strength, and could help prevent osteoporosis. Recent research, however, shows that standard exercise isn’t nearly as effective as had been traditionally believed for strengthening bones. A peer-reviewed study in 2012 determined that to increase bone density faster than one is losing it requires osteogenic loading, which is resistance of at least 4.2 times one’s body weight.
Based on this research, Dr. John Jaquish in 2011 designed devices that could create the ideal set of resistance triggers to achieve these results. His patented machines provide brief osteogenic events that together take less than 10 minutes a week, yet are powerful enough to stimulate new bone. When done properly, osteogenic loading also triggers muscle development that is qualitatively different than from conventional exercise. Myofibrils are proteins within muscle cells that are responsible for contracting muscles. Only structural fatigue of muscle cells through high-resistance loading stimulates increased density of myofibrils, thereby strengthening the structure of muscle cells.
The relationship between bone and muscle strengthening is important, because the central nervous system will not allow your muscles to become stronger than your skeletal system can handle. When you strengthen the skeletal system with osteogenic loading, you also unleash the true potential of your muscles. Developing skeletal strength and bone density will enable you to get more out of strength training.
In 2012, wellness company OsteoStrong began offering Dr. Jaquish’s patented osteogenic loading system in centers across the US. To date thousands of people have experienced the benefits. A ten-minute sweat-free session in four different positions — loading the chest, leg/ hips, core and spine – triggers an adaptive flexing response in bones and connective muscles. This is done in safe positions self-imposed for maximum impact. The system improves overall strength, balance and posture, without fatigue or soreness. This system can yield improved bone density, muscle strength and balance. What’s more surprising is that it works for people of all ages.
World-famous author and philanthropist Tony Robbins has taken a big interest in OsteoStrong and is convinced it will become a global phenomenon. He has personally experienced this system and at age 57 says he’s in the best shape of his life after adopting it. He is convinced that nothing else can develop strength of the bones and muscles with such minimal effort. Athletes, weekend warriors, and those well into their senior years are all benefiting greatly from the OsteoStrong system. For those looking to increase bone density and prevent fractures, it may be the answer.
The first Osteo- Strong center in the St. Louis area is now open in Creve Coeur at 12333 Olive Blvd, just west of Highway 270. You can call them at 314-300-6902 to schedule your free first session, which includes a complimentary HydroMassage. You can learn more about OsteoStrong, view members’ testimonials and schedule your complimentary session at www.osteostrongstlouis.com. clm