What is Constant Force?

Myles Kelly @ 2019-12-01 12:58:06 +1100

Everyone is familiar with weight training in the gym, right? When you lift weights in the gym, you want to have your muscles under constant load so as to stimulate growth in your muscles. What actually happens in most exercises is, it's easy in the beginning, hard in the middle and easy again at the end because the angles at which you push against gravity are always changing.

Let's take lifting a dumbell with your arm as an example. The dumbell is lifted from the upper thighs in a circular path towards the chin, at the beginning of the movement the dumbell is traveling more horizontally then vertically, it is only when the dumbell is in the middle position that you are pulling it upwards against gravity. This leads to cheating or bad posture as the user adjusts their body position to lift the weight.  

Not with Constant Force. This is a new way of working your muscles which requires lower weights as it will tire you faster!

Why have we selected the resistance we did?

Lifting relatively light weights (about 50% of your one-rep max) for about 20–25 reps is just as efficient at building both strength and muscle size as lifting heavier weights (up to 90% of one-rep max) for eight to 12 reps, according to the study, the latest in a series done at McMaster University in Ontario.

“Fatigue is the great equalizer here,” Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., a kinesiology professor at McMaster and the senior author of the study, wrote about the research. “Lift to the point of exhaustion and it doesn’t matter whether the weights are heavy or light.”

“As long as you’re doing enough volume, you’ll positively adapt to the training,” says Sean Collins, C.S.C.S., a USA Powerlifting-certified trainer and powerlifting coach at Murder of Crows Barbell Club in Brooklyn. “Volume acts as a driver that overloads the body to make an adaptation, also known as supercompensation.”

This Adapt X1 is specially designed to supply constant force during your workout, giving you a total body workout like no other. The X1 provides a low impact workout that engages your muscles throughout an entire range of motion, giving you faster results while being gentle on your joints. The innovative resistance with high repetitions lets you safely and effectively get stronger and more defined without the wear and tear on your body.