Brad Thorpe (brad @ isophit.com) is a multi-patented inventor and CEO of Isophit™, a versatile isometric system for fitness, rehabilitation, and sports performance professionals. Brad is considered as the world’s leading expert in isometric strength training with over 29 years of experience in the fitness and performance industry.
In this episode, Brad discusses the Isophit™ isometric system, the physiological and neurological benefits of isometrics, dynamic exercise vs. isometrics, and much more.
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- 1:24 – Working with a zombie
- 3:29 – Brad’s fitness background and journey
- 11:09 – Isophit™ story – origin, patenting, development
- 29:08 – Isophit™ Mobile Strength Kit (MSK)
- 30:21 – Dynamic exercise vs. Isometrics – injury mitigation
- 50:07 – Dynamic exercise vs. Isometrics – muscle hypertrophy
- 55:30 – Does Isophit™ offer enough variety?
- 58:50 – The 30inThirty™ Strength Training program
- 1:06:31 – Neurological benefits of isometric exercise
- 1:10:19 – Thoughts on digital feedback of force output
- 1:19:18 – Different Isophit™ products
Selected Links from the Episode
- Isophit™ Strength Trainer
- Isophit™ M.S.K.
- Isophit™ Strength Zone
- Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
- Resistance Training Specialist
- Nautilus Inc.
- Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist
- National Football League (NFL)
- Super Bowl
- McMaster University
- The Perfect Workout
- Super Slow
- MedX Machines
- John Hopkins University
- 30inThirty™ Strength Training Program
Donnie Hunt says
This made me think about working more in different ranges. Combining dynamic with static in the same set. To get very thorough contractions. This is something I sometimes do now.
The part where Brad talks about straining when lifting the suitcase out the trunk for somebody that has been strength training, but hasn’t perhaps thoroughly addressed the whole body. I have had occurrences such as that. Got my attention.
This interview made me think to perhaps vary my exercises more, more thoroughly address everything, which could be done over several workouts. You would of course have some overlap. Focusing more on the entire range of motion. Which if you are doing a Superslow type of speed or a very controlled speed you are perhaps already doing that?
For a long time, the idea of thoroughly addressing the various ranges of motion and the various planes (while taking into account certain biomechanics) has made a lot of sense to but I often go back to the same few exercises out of laziness or whatever.
Lots of food for thought and my own spin for application.