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TESTING STRENGTH ISOMETRICALLY WITH SCIFIT
Performance Health Systems and
SCIFIT Systems, Inc have introduced
bioDensity™ Isometric Strength
Technology, a bio-mechanically effi cient
and personalised approach to improve,
measure and track functional strength.
THE TRADITIONAL WAY
This patented process involves four
isometric exercises – bench press,
leg press, pull down and dead lift – to
For those who prefer to stick with provide comprehensive stimulation
more traditional methods of fi tness of all major muscle groups, skeletal
testing, Baty International supplies structure and associated connective
the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper. tissues. Exercise intensity is dictated
Able to measure a person’s body by the user and the force output is
fat content, Body Mass Index (BMI) accurately measured using state-of-the-
and lean body mass, the calipers art load cell sensors. This is claimed
can also be used in conjunction with to record precise session tracking carrying little risk of injury because the
the company’s Body Assessment data through a central processing load is created by the exerciser. After
Software (pictured). This allows the unit, and there is real-time feedback. each session, a printed bioDensity
assessor to display results in both The bioDensity load delivery system Performance Report, showing current
graphical and plain text formats in and integrated data management and cumulative session history, is
order to make it easier for subjects programme is said to provide intense reviewed to demonstrate progress and
to understand the gathered data. stimulation in only fi ve minutes, while areas that may need improvement.
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WEIGHTLESS FITNESS TESTING FROM H/P/COSMOS
From German company H/P/Cosmos comes the Airwalk unweighting system,
a partial body support structure designed for rehabilitation and physiotherapy
use. Distributed in the UK by HaB, the equipment is linked to a computer, which
enables the tracking of time, distance covered, heart rate and elevation. Suitable
for people of all fi tness levels, the Airwalk comes in three variants and is able
to support weights of up to 35kg, 70kg and 160kg respectively. Other options
that can be added to the range include a gait analysis system and a wheelchair
stabiliser, which enables the product to be used by the disabled.
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