St.Louis Personal Trainer explains "Why High Impact Exercises are good for your Bones."
Bones should be jarred, for their own good. Researched has proven that stressing one’s prompts them to add mass and reduce their loss of mass as people age.
Recently, researchers at the University of Bristol in England studied males and females. Their research result showed that lifting weights, jumping onto and down from a box about 15 inches high, hopping, or running a 10-minute mile generated forces great enough to help build bone.
Dr. John Tobias of the University of Bristol says, young people and healthy adults should probably pound the ground, at least sometimes. Sprint. Jump off a box 15 inches or higher at your gym and jump back up. Hop in place. A study by other researchers published in January found that women between 25 and 50 who hopped at least 10 times twice a day, with 30 seconds between each hop, significantly increased their hipbone density after four months. Another group of subjects, who hopped 20 times daily, showed even greater gains.
Anyone uncertain about the state of his or her bones should consult a physician before undertaking high-impact exercise (a caveat that also applies to those with a history of joint problems, including arthritis).
When you are ready to include bone building into your personal training program, contact Status Fitness. We have built a great deal of expertise in this type of exercise and we can custom fit a plan for you.