Program to Measure and Track Strength Introduced


TULSA, OK -- Performance Health Systems and SCIFIT Systems Inc. have introduced bioDensity Isometric Strength Technology, a bio-mechanically efficient and personalized approach to improve, accurately measure and track functional strength, according to John Jaquish, chief technology officer for Performance Health Systems.

bioDensity Isometric Strength Technology programs are being launched at Hockessin Athletic Club in Hockessin, DE; Rossmoor Senior Living Community in Walnut Creek, CA; PE4Life in Naperville, IL; and the U.S. Navy Seals program in Little Creek Naval Base, Virginia Beach, VA.

bioDensity Isometric Strength Technology is a patented process involving four comprehensive isometric exercises, with real-time feedback and exercise intensity created by the user, to accurately measure force output using state-of-the-art load cell sensors that record precise session tracking data through a central processing unit. The bioDensity system, created by Jaquish and Paul Jaquish, also of Performance Health Systems, is manufactured and distributed by SCIFIT Systems Inc. of Tulsa, OK.

“bioDensity technology represents a scientific breakthrough in physical conditioning by leveraging the adaptive response of neurological and muscular stimulation with long established research from cellular biology, anti-aging, longevity and bone-mass gain,” says John Jaquish. “The bioDensity system of isometric training enables individuals, regardless of age or ability, to achieve maximum load delivery that stimulates significant gains in muscle strength and bone density, which has been proven in every case study. The unique bioDensity load delivery system, and integrated data management program, provides extremely intense stimulation in a short duration that carries little risk of injury because the load is created by the exerciser.”

Because of maximum load delivery, each bioDensity session requires only five minutes and begins with the personal trainer logging onto the individual client account, then providing instruction, goal setting and motivation. The session involves four distinct compound isometric exercises: bench press, leg press, pull down and dead lift to provide comprehensive stimulation of all major muscle groups, skeletal structure and associated connective tissues.

Guided by their personal trainer, the client applies maximum load intensity, in a fully contracted position, on a five-to 10-second count for each exercise with their target load intensity displayed in real time on the bioDensity performance application screen. After each session, a printed bioDensity performance report, showing current and cumulative session history, is reviewed to demonstrate progress and areas that may need improvement.

More than three years of bioDensity system testing at the Performance Health Systems clinic produced more than 35,000 sets of data and, from 2005 to 2008, an average strength gain of 123 percent among 500 active three-year clients (average age of 52). Year-to-year bioDensity attrition levels were minimal because participants remained motivated by their personal trainer and the demonstrable improvement reflected in their bioDensity performance reports, according to Performance Health Systems.

The company’s board of directors and advisors include Kevin Steele, Mark Mastrov, Lee Hillman, David Harrington and Michael Clark of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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