In our quest for a fit and robust body, many of us take to weightlifting. The allure is undeniable: enhanced muscle tone, improved strength, and the promise of increased bone density. Or so we thought!
Diving deep into the intricacies of bone health, a groundbreaking UK study from 2012 by Kevin Deere & others throws a curveball into our understanding. Based on Wolff’s Law, which postulates that bones adapt to the amount of load placed upon them, one might assume that conventional weightlifting would be the gold standard for bone strengthening. However, this study suggests otherwise!
For an activity to trigger osteogenesis, or bone growth, in critical areas like the hip and femur, it must exert more than 4.2 multiples of body weight. That means very high impact forces or very heavy weights are necessary to trigger osteogenesis, which is not safe for most people. Unfortunately, conventional weightlifting, for all its merits, typically doesn’t meet this stringent criterion. This means while you’re pushing your muscles to their limit, your bones might not be receiving the optimal stimulation they require for growth.
Designed to leverage the principle of osteogenic loading, OsteoStrong® uses specialised equipment which emulates high impacts forces to provide the necessary force to stimulate bone growth, surpassing the threshold highlighted by the Deere et al. study. The important point of difference is that by using OsteoStrong® equipment, forces of 8 to 10 multiples of body weight or more can be applied to your bones in a very slow, controlled, and measurable way. And fortunately, although no exercise can ever be 100% safe, OsteoStrong®’s one-on-one coaching sessions have an incredible safety record. This enviable safety record is based on over 7-million-member sessions in OsteoStrong® Centres globally over the past 5 years, with more than 150,000 sessions conducted in Australia in the past 3 years.
By targeting the bone’s adaptive response, OsteoStrong® offers a very holistic approach to fitness—one that encompasses not just muscle health but also the very skeleton that supports our every move.
So, the next time you hoist that Olympic weight bar or kettlebell weight, remember, muscles aren’t the only aspect of your body needing attention. Your bones require a specialised approach, one that goes beyond conventional wisdom and taps into cutting-edge science.
Prioritize your bone health and bridge the gap left by conventional weightlifting. Discover OsteoStrong® and experience the transformative power of osteogenic loading to build your strength from within, today!