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BREAKING NEWS! ONE YEAR OFF AND NO STRENGTH LOSS


BREAKING NEWS! ONE YEAR OFF AND NO STRENGTH LOSS

By Brian Murray, M.Ed.
Director of Clinical Research, ViiV Fitness 

No Strength Loss


Recently I asked Cecilia if she would be willing to go through another session. The thing is, it had been more than 1 year since her last visit. She agreed.

Before beginning neither one of us had any expectations. This was purely experimental. So she went all-out for 5 seconds at 4 stations.

In the interest of brevity i'll just focus on her leg press results.

Cecilia's first session on the ViiV was 7/10/19. Her score was 1,022 LBS of force. She was 58 years old.

Cecilia hit her all time best score of 1,246 LBS of force on 1/16/20. That was her last session until she gave it everything she had on 3/04/21, one year and 7 weeks since her last session to be exact. 

That's a long time to not workout, right? You thinking what I'm thinking? Yeah, this could be ugly, right?

Wrong.

Cecilia's score was 1,200 LBS! 

She was able to hit 96.3% of her previous best score ever. A score easily within the normal deviation you see on a session to session basis. So as far as I'm concerned this is incredible!

At this visit I also checked her body composition. Her lean body mass as a percentage of her body weight was identical to what it was back on 1/16/20. 

You should know that Cecilia does not have a regular workout program. She has a busy work schedule, likes to walk, and plays competitive tennis for several weeks during the local season. Other than that she just enjoys her life. She will be 60 years old in a few weeks.

Aren't you supposed to get weaker and fatter when you don't workout and get older? 

Cecilia didn't.

Talk about freedom from exercise.

Here's another perspective:

During the course of her sessions (6 months), Cecilia had a 21.9% improvement in her leg press strength. She raised her "ceiling" by that much. 

For fun, let's count her latest score as her best ever. That means her total improvement would be 17.4%. Still a considerably higher ceiling from where she started. How many people would love to be that much stronger?

BTW, her other exercises were 98.0%, 95.1% and 93.1% of her previous best scores. 

What does all this mean? I'm not sure. I'm trailblazing for you. 

All I know is that Cecilia had no complaints about her energy level or physical abilities over the past year and you can't get these results with any other kind of exercise.