SOURCE: FreeMotion Fitness

March 05, 2008 12:39 ET

Training on FreeMotion Surpasses Fixed Isolated Training to Build Strength, Increase Balance and Decrease Pain Levels

Study Demonstrates Free-Form Resistance Training Can Yield Greater Results Than Fixed-Isolated Training

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - In a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Keith C. Spennewyn, director of the Health and Fitness Specialist program at Globe University, demonstrated that free-form exercise equipment has advantages over fixed-form devices for the development of strength, balance and the reduction of pain.

Results of the study showed incredible gains and benefits in the FreeMotion training group. FreeMotion users had a 58% greater increase in strength over the fixed-form group. Their improvements in balance were 196% higher over fixed and reported an overall decrease in joint pain by 30%.

"These are very exciting findings," states Lisa Renee Tumminello, FreeMotion Fitness Senior Project Manager for Strategic Business Development. "We have long known that integrated functional training on FreeMotion equipment can yield outstanding benefits for the user. To have these principals validated with such impressive results reinforces our position that FreeMotion training offers the greatest strength carry-over to real life."

The purpose of the study was to compare measures of strength and balance between people exercising on free-form (FreeMotion) vs. fixed form resistance training. Participants were separated into two groups and followed a 16-week resistance-training program with either FreeMotion equipment or fixed-isolated equipment.

Spennewyn, Keith C., Strength Outcomes in Fixed Versus Free-form Resistance Equipment: Applications to strength training and FreeMotion exercise equipment, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, January 2008, Volume 22, Number 1.

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