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An Introduction to: Static Contraction Training - The World's Fastest Workout
 
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An Introduction to: Static Contraction Training - The World's Fastest Workout [Kindle Edition]

Pete Sisco

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Product Description

Introducing a Better Way to Build Muscle



An introduction to the widely-acclaimed Static Contraction method of ultra-efficient strength training. This new Kindle e-book shows men and women at any age, from total beginner to professional athlete, how to perform common exercises in a new, simplified manner that delivers amazing results from 5-second exercises that need only be performed once or twice per month.

The three basic upper body exercises in this introduction to Static Contraction training will permit the reader to experience for him or herself the positive results and benefits of this highly efficient and sustainable exercise method.

In contrast to the recent fad of 'extreme,' 'insane' and 'boot camp' exercise programs, which involve many hours of exercises every week, Static Contraction Training was created to deliver the greatest results from the least time in the gym. The workouts are very brief and as you progress the workouts get farther apart. Every workout delivers a measurable improvement, ensuring the very best form of motivation.

Moreover, efficient Static Contraction training means your overall energy is not depleted by long, grueling workouts and there is also much less wear and tear on your body with a brief, infrequent workout routine.

TABLE OF CONTENTS



INTRODUCTION
- About Static Contraction
- Static Contraction in Contrast to Conventional Training

STRENGTH AND HEALTH
- Most Workouts Are Not Sustainable
- Nine Big Benefits of Strength Training

WOMEN, MUSCLE AND FAT LOSS
- Stop Lying to Women
- Muscle Burns Fat and Makes You Look Great

MINIMUM DOSAGE AND MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY EXERCISE
- Examining False Gym Lore

WORKING WITH FACTS
- Needless Doubt and Confusion
- What We Know for Certain

TESTING STATIC CONTRACTION TRAINING
- Always Improving Efficiency
- Ongoing Research

RECOVERY
- Full Recovery is Critical
- Three Links in a Chain

WARMING UP
- Warm-up is Subjective
- A Warm-up in Not a Workout

THREE BIG STATIC CONTRACTION EXERCISES
- Training Frequency
- What Weight to Use
- Static Holds
- Frequently Asked Questions

The Static Contraction workout routine has been used by athletes and regular folks in over 100 countries for over 14 years. It's a fast, efficient, ultra-high intensity way for men and women to build muscle fast while minimizing wear and tear on their body.

Try four workouts and you'll be convinced - and hooked.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 519 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MDLLIG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to static contraction training April 6 2011
By Susanna Hutcheson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Science certainly backs this type of exercise and it's worth investigating and learning more about. I use some static holds in my own workouts but they're not to the extent described in this book. Static holds make perfect sense to me since that's when you build muscle.

This is a very short booklet and it's intended to be. It's what it says, an introduction. It provides three excellent exercises and lots of valuable information plus an FAQ. It pretty much answers any question you'll have before you opt to try out this program. You may decide it's not for you. Either way, you've not invested much money to find out.

If you do decide to continue with the program, you'll want to invest in a book with more information.

My issue with the book is that it only promotes going to the gym or working with gym equipment. There is no room for home equipment or even free weights. I do all my workouts at home and enjoy lots of growth and it's very effective. So when an author promotes gym-only exercises or workouts, it's a turnoff to me.

Other than that, I recommend the book to you.

-- Susanna K. Hutcheson
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fastest and most effective strength training workout I've found Feb. 17 2011
By T. Rawlings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have to be honest, when it comes to working out in most gyms, the faster I can get in and get out the better. I've got better things to do with my time than to be a gym rat. So when I go to weightlift, I'm going for two main reasons:

1. I want to build lean muscle so I can burn more fat.
2. I want to increase my strength so I can stay healthy and injury-free in my 40's and into my 50's.

Pete Sisco has discovered some incredibly simple, but effective principles of strength training and muscle building that leverage the best of isometric exercises, maximum weight and very safe range of motion. I found the workouts in this book to be very straightforward, something I can do quickly (less than 30 minutes total time in the gym), and can do entirely by myself (no need for Personal Trainers or lifting partners - unless I want one.)

Do you remember in High School, college, or perhaps with a trainer when they would have you lift your maximum weight the first workout? How long was it before you were able to lift that max weight again? Or another way to think of this . . . in your normal 2 or 3 times weekly weight-lifting workouts, how often do you really jump up in the amount of weight you're lifting? For me, it was maybe 5 lbs once a month. My strength wasn't increasing, I was just barely maintaining.

In this book, Pete clearly explains the reasons why we don't see our strength increase that much doing traditional workouts. In contrast, since starting the Static Contraction Training, I've more than DOUBLED my leg press and bench press strength in just the first month! I can virtually guarantee you'll see the same increase in strength.

Ok, you're probably thinking, so what . . . how will doubling my strength help me in daily life. Well, for me it has resulted in several positive changes. First, I no longer have lower back pain (even after helping some good friends move into their new house.) I can't tell you how many of my 40 year old buddies complain to me regularly that they can't do this or that, because their back is too sore. Or I hear from their wives that they tried to move a piece of furniture or bent over to pick something up . . . and now they're on the couch with back spasms. Not me - my back is stronger than it's ever been, thanks to the exercises Pete introduces in this book.

Second, I can climb stairs pretty fast again and with no pain. A year ago, I was starting to notice I was using the arm railings a lot more, and I also grabbed the car door frame to pull myself up out of the car. No more. Now that my leg strength and back strength has returned, I can climb stairs and get out of the car like I did in my twenties.

This ebook is just an introduction, so I read it, visited some of the links Pete has in the book to his extensive blog site at PrecisionTraining.com (where you can ask questions, share your experiences, etc.), and then bought his Train Smart book too. But I definitely recommend An Introduction to: Static Contraction Training - The World's Fastest Workout to someone who wants to learn more about this new, incredibly fast and effective exercise program.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great! Feb. 17 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm turning 58 in a few weeks. I've been using Pete Sisco's strength training methods for about 5 months now, and am amazed at how effective it is. It's measurable as well so I can see my progress. There are plenty of positive reasons I have for using this system. Best is to get the book and try it. Results can be had in a relatively short period of time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not much value May 5 2013
By Patricia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is like buying the first few pages of the book. Not enough info. I also don't understand why Mr. Sisco is overweight if this actually works. Shouldn't he be an example? It looks like a very good idea. I just don't feel like I have the whole story and, I am having a hard time getting past the fact the I can't find any pictures of Pete Sisco where he looks like he's in shape. Sorry.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and kind to your body March 21 2012
By Mary MacNicol - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this system by Pete Sisco.
Using up the fuel (glycogen) in a muscle in 5 seconds of work in the safe range for muscle work so the muscles go into overdrive to build more muscle tissue is pure genius.
It really works, it's really that easy, and it's the safest workout you'll ever do, as it's in the safe range for muscle work (up from the starting point and not yet into the end of the movement).
Wonderful.
If I wanted to do this without a gym, I'd use Callan Pinckney's Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours, which uses gravity and repetition to do the same thing, BUT ...
1. it takes much longer,
2. it requires harder work and
3. the results, while still miraculous, are slower than Pete Sisco's technique. But no need for a gym.

Pete's work is the best thing for strength training I've ever seen. And strength is the basis for the later training in whatever sport or activity you love.

I guess you could say this is the workout for people who hate spending time in the gym, because you'll be in and out in a half hour, including a shower.

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If you can only hold a weight for 5 seconds, but not more, it is the correct weight. On your next workout try to hold a heavier weight for 5 seconds. If you end up holding it 7 or 8 seconds, you need to increase the weight so you can only hold it for 5 seconds. This is the Static Contraction simplified method of ensuring very high intensity and progressive overload. &quote;
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