TEST, TRAIN AND PLAY
CREATING STRONGER, FITTER AND HEALTHIER BODIES
Maximum strength is the key to increasing sports performance, body image and life expectancy. MYOFX maxforce allows you to measure, train and develop maximum strength. It is a fun and very effective training to tone your entire body in just 5 minutes a day. Based on game theory, Maxforce allows people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy the great health and aesthetic benefits of muscle toning. Designed to work independently or in combination with other training systems.
TRAINING MAXIMUM ISOMETRIC STRENGTH
FUN AND EFFECTIVE
Increase muscle tone
Increase maximum force
Combat sedentary lifestyle
Stimulates the production of regenerative hormones
Based on scientific studies, continuous training with the MYOFX MAXFORCE raises the levels of health and life expectancy.
PERSONALIZE IT AT YOUR TASTE
A fun workout that suits your style. You can customize both the MAXFORCE and the app with different colors and styles.
EVOLVE, SHARE, COMPETE ..
With our Android or IOS app you can register the results of your workouts and share them on your social networks.
With the MAXFORCE you can also compete with your groups of friends or with anyone you choose from the rest of the world. In the ranking function you can see your position locally, country or globally.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAINING WITH MAXFORCE
1) What is maximum force measurement and training used for?
Isometric measurement is used both to determine the current state of muscle fitness and to document strength gains. It is the barometer with which any type of training is compared. McGlynn in his mega-analysis commented that “There is more than enough evidence that isometric exercise improves maximum strength”
The use of isometric exercise has a long history, is used in rehabilitation to recover strength and muscle tone and is part of training and preparation for gymnasts, dancers and strength competitors. Bodybuilders achieve greater hypertrophy by training isometric poses. It is also used to evaluate and improve the level of fitness, quality and effectiveness of other types of training, strength levels, hypertrophy and even to calculate the general health status and life expectancy.
2) How much time do I need to do the strength test with the maxforce?
3) How long do the workouts last with the maxforce?
4) How can maxforce estimate life expectancy?
With age and a sedentary life, up to 1% of muscle mass is lost every year. Maintaining and / or increasing muscle mass is scientifically proven to directly help the body fight and prevent diseases such as diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, dementia and even many types of cancer.
In addition, the muscle controls the level of sugar in the blood, stores essential amino acids to regenerate cells, burn calories and control weight, therefore helping to increase life expectancy.
In conclusion, we started to get old when we started losing muscle mass.
5) Why is the maxforce better than a simple handheld dynamometer?
A hand dynamometer measures the strength of the grip of the hand, is certified as an instrument to assess maximum force directly and estimate muscle mass and life expectancy indirectly, until here is very similar to the function of the
6) Can it be used with people with movement limitations or diseases that weaken muscle function?
7) I've heard that strength gains are only acquired by training at a specific angle. Is that true?
8) Why is not maximum strength training so well known?
9) Can you gain strength and hypertrophy (muscle toning) with the maxforce?
10) Why am I interested in gaining muscle mass?
With the advance of the years and a sedentary life, up to 1% of muscle mass is lost every year. The muscle with respect to health enables the body to prevent diseases such as diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, dementia, etc. A daily pill of myoFX regen plus can increase muscle tone up to 5%, adding to the effects of physical activity and providing a significant result in health and image results.
11) Can I train more body parts with the maxforce?
12) What is an isometric exercise?
1) The concentric voluntary contractions where you overcome a resistance like raising a dumbbell, during this type of exercise the muscle is tensed while the working angle is shortened. (Fig. 1) The disadvantage is the lack of initial leverage and the usual attempt to exercise with full movement travel requires working with sub-optimal loads and perform many series, repetitions and multiple weekly sessions to achieve results.
2) The eccentric contractions where the weight overcomes the strength of the muscle, for example when a heavy dumbbell causes the arm to give in spite of the effort to maintain it. In this
4) Isometric contractions (Figure 2) produce a muscular tension while the working angle does not vary against an immovable resistance. The
Each of them can stimulate increases in strength and muscle tone. It has its advantages and disadvantages according to each person and their objectives. By nature, different types of contractions are combined in each training.
13) What type of muscle contraction is the best to develop strength?
Each of them has certain advantages over the others according to the objective. If it is used optimally at maximum lever angles, the isometric allows
When we work with
14) How is it possible to work with greater resistance with isometric exercises than with weights?
The muscle has more or less force depending on the angle of your joint. We have as an example the “Curl” of biceps (arm flexion), comparing an isometric repetition with a concentric repetition raising a dumbbell.
When we use a dumbbell the weight we lift is limited by our strength in the starting position (Fig 3) which can be around 2-4 kilos. This amount is not enough to achieve improvements in strength and muscle tone, therefore the user is obliged to overcome this initial inertia using other muscles such as the back, trunk and even the legs to be able to lift more weight. The biceps (the objective of the exercise) works in a limited way both in the level of muscular tension and in the time under tension.
By creating “moment” (weight in movement) the weight passes the zone of maximum leverage without working the biceps (the object of the exercise). When the weight is lowered the biceps
However, when we perform a biceps exercise in that area between 80 and 120 degrees (depending on the person) we can work at a higher intensity with
15) The bodybuilder does achieve dumbbell hypertrophy, how does he do it?
If you use the full stroke movement you have to raise the dumbbell with momentum using the rest of the body, that is the only way that allows you to lift much more weight than your starting force without impulse.
If you lift a very large weight gravity slows the “moment” (moving weight) therefore the biceps does work during the concentric phase. At the end of the movement, it usually performs a maximum isometric contraction by tensing the muscles voluntarily. By lowering the weight works eccentrically. Obviously achieve greater gains in strength and hypertrophy than a person raising less weight without using momentum at startup. The disadvantage of using high loads during the complete movement is that although it achieves results of strength gain and hypertrophy, the high joint load that it suffers can cause over-training, excessive fatigue and inflammation of the tendons. This can cause pain, force training to stop and / or take anti-inflammatories, which is very common.
To avoid this problem, professional bodybuilders decide to train with partial movements (movements of little distance, between 3-5 cm) with a lot of weight, working exclusively in the area of maximum leverage and with fewer repetitions. Massey et al in their study confirm this hypothesis that partial exercises are at least as effective with the same load as exercises performed throughout the range of motion using the same load. Logically “the partial” are more effective because they allow the use of greater maximum muscle load with less joint load than the exercises of complete travel. By intuition, experience and results the bodybuilder ends up approaching a maximum isometric contraction.
16) I'm a woman, I do not want to gain too much muscle, can I train with the maxforce?
Muscle mass gains are very important for all people because they improve sports performance, health and life expectancy. In the physical aspect a toned body implies a significant amount of muscular mass, the muscle is a very dense tissue, it occupies less volume than the fat therefore it is essential for a slender figure. The toning that everyone wants is actually a moderate muscle hypertrophy, therefore, should be the goal when looking for a type of training, diet or supplementation. However the female body by hormonal aspects (low testosterone production) compared to man hinders the excessive increase of muscle mass, this fear is unfounded.
When you improve muscle tone you stimulate the reduction of fat, you can have up to 2 sizes less and a much slender figure even with the same weight. The problem to get the ideal figure is not to gain too much muscle if you do not have high levels of fat and little muscle tone. The muscle for being an active tissue increases the metabolism by burning fat even at rest.
In the case of obtaining an excessive level of toning (unlikely thing) the solution is very easy to simply train less, using a maintenance program that reduces the number of repetitions, series, time (volume) and frequency (number of sessions per week) ) of the trainings. Hettinger and Muller in their extensive studies with isometric exercises and their relationship with maximum strength showed that muscle tone and strength is maintained with a single repetition of 65% of the maximum force performed for 10 seconds once every two weeks.
17) Will achieving greater strength improve my resistance?
The mathematical formula of the resistance speaks for itself, the Resistance is The Force over time F / T, therefore greater maximum force provides greater capacity of resistance. Training with the
18) Why is maxforce so effective in improving strength and muscle tone in maximum strength training?
Apart from the adaptation of the effort that occurs with each type of exercise there are four very specific elements with the exercise of maximum strength:
1) Occlusion: Scientific studies show that from 65% of maximal isometric strength there is a partial occlusion of the circulation. Exercises with occlusion produce better results in strength and muscle hypertrophy than the same exercise without this effect.
2) Intensity: When working with greater intensity and resistance there is greater recruitment of muscle fibers, especially the fast fibers that are essential to gain strength and muscle toning.
3) Documented systematic progression: Isometric exercise can achieve better results by working scientifically evaluating and adapting the load with each training. Petrow and Siebert almost 100 years ago were the first to demonstrate that gains in hypertrophy and strength occur when the muscle is subjected to a higher level of work (load).
4) Maximum lever: During isometric work there is greater tension on the muscle and more time of effort in the area of maximum leverage ( Power Zone .) According to Royce the increase in work intensity is the determining factor to achieve improvements in optimal strength.
19) Is not it advisable to train to complete muscular fatigue to achieve improvements in strength?
Folio. Irish et alin their study they showed that fatigue was not essential for improvements in strength, they could be achieved without the danger of over-training. The confusion comes from the concept of muscle fiber recruitment. When working at a lower intensity, many series and repetitions are required in order to obtain results precisely because fast fibers (the main objective of strength and hypertrophy) will only begin to act when intermediate and slow fibers are fatigued, therefore, conventional training is required to get to fatigue to get results. On the other hand, when we train the maximum force, these fibers work immediately, therefore, it is not necessary to do as many series and repetitions as when training with less load. With maxforce we save training time by increasing intensity.
20) Is there danger of shortening my muscles doing strength exercises?
This is really a myth that science denies. Thrash et al and Barbarosa et al in their studies showed that strength work could improve joint flexibility even without stretching. Athletes who practice strength sports have a degree of flexibility equal to or greater than the general public and do not lose it over time.
21) At what intensity should I train with the maxforce?
Hettinger and Muller showed that training less than 30% of maximum isometric force (FIM) has no benefit. And climbing more than 80% did not have much benefit. Stuart and Graham recommend a minimum of 60% of the (FIM), as the occlusion starts from 65% it would be advisable to work between 65% and 80% to obtain excellent results and maintain safety, reducing the risk of injury and over -Training during the exercise. Using a Borg scale 1 to 10, with 10 being the maximum effort and 1 the minimum, performing a progressive training with a warm up followed by an initial effort of 3, one to 6 and one to 8 for 4 to 10 seconds for each effort.
22) How does training affect blood pressure?
According to studies, isometric training lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension. Like any high-intensity
23) What should we take into account when working with the isometric exercise?
- Follow the instructions for use to measure, train and play safely.
Firstwe need to determine the current strength of each person prior to designing a training program. That’s easy with the questionnaire and initial test.
- We need to establish the objectives and goals of the training. We have verified that when there are concrete objectives there are better results than when they are not established in advance. A 30% improvement in maximum force in 90 days is an achievable and motivating goal.
- It is essential to use graphics (Smart Graphs) to demonstrate progress and to adjust the training according to the evolution of each person.
- Keep in mind that as we progress in our training with
maxforcethe rate of gain in strength decreases in part because maximum hypertrophy is limited by our genetics and processes such as myostatin, but you can still make progress in muscle strength and endurance. That’s why we recommend supplementing your exercise program with “ myoFXmuscle plus” that optimizes work with maxforce. When we reach our maximum potential strength the improvements will be more challenging but less significant. For an elite athletean improvement of only 2% can mean the difference between winning a medal or not.
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