OSTEOSTRONG HELPS ATHLETES BUILD MUSCLE STRENGTH
OsteoStrong technology has been shown to trigger bone density growth, but why does this matter to an athlete? Other than protection from fractures, skeletal strengthening in many cases eliminates limitations to plateaus and muscle growth.
The central nervous system has a self-protecting process called neural inhibition. This process keeps muscles from engaging if a voluntary action is causing pain or discomfort. Under the high-impact activities, the central nervous system limits muscular power to protect the skeletal system and joints. The best way to illustrate this is by clenching one’s fist or flexing the muscles to their maximum potential. Under no circumstances can an individual break their own bones. Neural inhibition will not permit it.
NON ACTIVE LIFESTYLE, NO SUPPLEMENTS
In 2003, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article which established that after the onset of menopause, females may lose 1.9% of their bone mass density per year.
A compiled analysis of 29, all randomized trials found supplementation with calcium and vitamin D was able to slow bone density loss between the hip and spine over the course of a year by half of the standard amount of loss given the other variables in an individual’s life.
WALKING + CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D
A compiled analysis of 8 studies found brisk walking type exercise showed no bone density gain between the hip and spine over the course of a year.
WHOLE BODY VIBRATION
A compiled analysis of 18 studies found whole body vibration (WBV) showed no bone density gain between the hip and spine over the course of a year, but positive implications were seen with activation of muscle, and help with balance and proper movement.
WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISE
A compiled analysis of 62 studies found weight bearing exercise showed an average of 1% bone density gain between the hip and spine over the course of a year.
BISPHOSPHONATE DRUGS + CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D
Bisphosphonate drugs like Boniva, Actonel, and Fosamax which are the standard of care can show an average of 1.6% bone density gain between the hip and spine. Side effects include increased cancer risk for those who have risk factors. Side effects include risks of abnormal bone fractures and dissolving of the human jaw. Learn more by discussing these drugs with your physician.
BONE ANABOLIC DRUGS + CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D
Forteo is a bone anabolic, which has shown an average of 6.15% bone density gain between the hip and spine. Side effects can potentially include increased cancer risk for those who have risk factors. As this drug is newer, much is still to be learned. This drug is only prescribed for patients at high risk of fracture, and patients have to be monitored closely for adverse effects. Learn more by discussing these drugs with your physician.
MUSCULOSKELETAL STRENGTH CONDITIONING
The use of osteogenic devices has shown promising results. Though there are only 4 studies on the specific application of osteogenic loading devices, the underlying principal is one of the most fundamental of human physiology (mechanotransduction as discussed earlier) and as loads seen with osteogenic use are far beyond the minimum established trigger for building bone, the results seen are beyond that of other treatments. Bone density has been shown to improve 7.34% between the spine and hip results over one year of treatment. Further, Hunte and researchers found bone density gains of over 14% after 6 months of treatment. Further research shows statistical congruency with a larger sample (n=2300) for functional bone performance gains and BMD.
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As many have seen with OsteoStrong, bone density can be brought to levels more than two standard deviations above what is considered to be normal. This means your body has a more powerful frame, will allow more muscular engagement and thereby more muscular strength and power.
Consider this illustration. When comparing a Formula 1 race car to an economy car, other than the engine, there is a stark difference between the frame of each car. The framework of the economy car simply cannot support the power of the Formula 1 racing engine. In much the same way, the central nervous system will not permit the muscular system to become stronger than what the skeletal system can handle.
Strong Bones. Strong Muscles.
As an athlete, you always need to strive to perform your best on track, field, or court. But in order for you to achieve your peak performance, you need to focus on multiple aspects of your physical health, especially your skeletal strength. This is where OsteoStrong comes into play.
OsteoStrong’s health and wellness center at Lake Forest is a specialized facility that offers a range of services, programs, and equipment designed to help athletes improve their skeletal strength. OsteoStrong’s wellness center at Lake Forest has the technology that has been shown to trigger bone density growth, but why does this matter to an athlete? Other than protection from fractures, skeletal strengthening in many cases eliminates limitations to plateaus and muscle growth.
Why Athletes Need To Take Care of Their Skeletal System
The central nervous system has a self-protecting process called neural inhibition. This process keeps muscles from engaging if voluntary action is causing pain or discomfort. Under high-impact activities, the central nervous system limits muscular power to protect the skeletal system and joints.
The best way to illustrate this is by clenching one’s fist or flexing the muscles to their maximum potential. Under no circumstances can an individual break their own bones, that’s because neural inhibition will prevent your body from doing it.
The Importance Of Skeletal Strength
As for any other athlete, understanding the importance of skeletal strength is crucial in achieving peak performance. Skeletal strength refers to the ability of the bones to resist external forces without breaking or fracturing.
It is also important for athletes to have strong bones, as the repeated impact and stress of their training and competition can cause micro-damage to their bones, which can lead to injuries and even osteoporosis management is not done properly..
How Athletes Can Benefit From OsteoStrong
Due to the high-intensity activities athletes go through, they are particularly prone to injury, and that’s because the demands of their sport put significant stress on their bodies. Strong bones are more capable of absorbing impact and stress, meaning athletes are less likely to suffer from fractures or other bone-related injuries.
OsteoStrong offers access to a range of specialized equipment designed to improve skeletal strength. Access to this specialized equipment can be particularly beneficial for athletes who need to focus on improving specific areas of their skeletal strength.
OsteoStrong offers a range of exercises and equipment that can help improve bone density. By improving bone density, athletes can reduce their risk of injury and ensure they have the skeletal strength necessary to perform at their best.
OsteoStrong’s wellness center at Lake Forest offers personalized training plans designed to meet the individual needs of each athlete. These plans may include a range of exercises and equipment tailored to the athlete’s specific goals, training schedule, and physical condition. This personalized approach can help athletes achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively.
In addition to reducing the risk of injury, OsteoStrong can also enhance an athlete’s performance. By improving their skeletal strength, athletes can generate more force and power in their movements, allowing them to run faster, jump higher, and lift heavier weights. This can give them a significant competitive edge on the field or court.
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Offers a holistic approach to strengthening bones, joints, and muscles as it helps alleviate joint and back pain, providing a better quality of life.
is a subtle energy revitalization platform that uses four types of transmitted energy—light, Voltage, frequencies, harmonics, and PEMFs—to stimulate and invigorate the body.
Ease pain and inflammation, improve fitness and muscle recovery, or strengthen your immune system with red light therapy.
The OMI PEMF mat is designed to deliver the benefits of PEMF therapy in non-medical settings that help promote healthy cell growth and restore damaged tissues.
This device uses three key techniques—pulsing, distal release, and gradients—to maximize recovery between training, after a performance, and from injury.
Water massages can relieve muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension, improve circulation and even temporarily alleviate aches and pains.
With the natural form of vibration, Vibeplate offers a range of benefits for medical and rehabilitation purposes, aging, health and fitness, and athletic performance.