VARIABLE LOAD METHOD

In the traditional systems of isotonic training (weights, barbells, machines), the workload is determined as a percentage of the value of MaxStr expressed by the subject. The other feature of the isotonic method is that the weight (the lifted mass) does not change during the exercise.

However  the muscle expresses a different strength values at different joint angles and so a fixed isotonic load does not stress the muscle effectively (see stregth/length curve):

  • It may be too low when the muscle can express  the maximum strength;
  • It could be excessive in critical areas (open and closed angles).

The Variable Load Method allows to optimize the neuro-muscolar stimulation across the full range of movement by means of specific load curve

Kineo: Variable Load Revolution

Comparison Table

  KINEO Intelligent Load Traditional Isotonic Method Isokinetic Method Elastic Method
VARIABLE LOAD CURVE (programming) YES NO NO NO
DIFFERENTIATED LOAD
Concentric/Eccentric Phase
(programming)
YES NO NO NO
         
Electronic Control of the parameters: Strength,
Speed, Power
YES NO YES NO
Visual Feedback YES NO YES NO
Test & Training computerized programming YES NO YES NO
Training and Report Analysis YES NO YES NO