HOW TO DO IT
Perform the isometric exercises below in any order, holding each for as long as you can with good form before moving on to the next one. Your goal: complete all three exercises in fiveminutes, without pausing to rest between moves.
By MH Staff - Posted on 13th March 2014
Challenge your muscular endurance with the ultimate isometric circuit. Sure, the fittest survive… and they also get noticed. Resisting fatigue helps you outlast the competition, so when the dust settles you’re the last man standing. Gauge your stamina with this isometric circuit, which requires you to hold the toughest point of three classic moves. Done weekly, it can also help boost the activity of the energy-producing structures in each muscle fibre, says David Jack, gym owner and creator of the circuit. The result: more power to not only move more iron but also crank out rep after rep.
1 Isometric Push Up
Get down on all fours and place your hands slightly beyond shoulder width. Set your feet together and straighten your arms and legs. Lower your body so your chest is two centimetres off the floor and hold.
2 Isometric Squat
Stand as tall as you can with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms straight out in front of your body at shoulder level. Squat until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor and hold.
3 Isometric Split Squat
Stand with your left foot 60 to 90cm in front of your right. Lower your body until your left knee is bent 90 degrees and your right knee nearly touches the floor, and hold. Repeat with your right leg forward.
HOW TO DO IT