Exercise mobilizes loads of body muscle while allowing the exerciser to
work aerobically. That concept is the basic building block for a
unique fitness system and for the tools that were eventually
designed to help the Panaerobic exerciser. Developed in the late
1970's by Leonard Schwartz, M.D., it
has only become more refined and useful over time.
Panaerobics is sometimes called P-L training.
"P" is for Panaerobics® and "L" is for Longstrength®!
The two go hand in hand. There are four principles to this P-L
- Muscle Loading: This merely means
using as much muscle as is comfortably do-able with each
exercise. Research and study at the University of Pittsburgh's
Human Energy Lab demonstrated that paid off handsomely.
- Verticality: This means working
largely in the vertical so that you are lifting your own limbs (as
weight) or limbs plus handweights and other portions of the body
weight. Verticality means that you don't have to
"travel" to get a good workout. See "Benefits."
- Big Fitness Factor Mix: To go with
muscle loading, we simultaneously add lots of qualities of the exercise experience
. Fitness factors included are: strength,
endurance, flexibility. In addition, P-L provides all sorts of subsidiary elements like
agility, explosive power, balance, grace, and speed.
- Skill: This is the big sleeper in the
exercise/fitness game. How do we stay motivated - or motivate
others to exercise? How do we keep interest, imagination and focus
alive during an exercise routine? Skill building is the mental or
psychic link to our physiological puzzle. A sense of
"mastery" is what makes you come back for more.
Rather than a steady diet of any one thing, Panaerobics -
Longstrength (P-L) provides a diverse and vast menu of options that are
totally customizable. Diversity beats boredom!
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