How to use the REV circuit for bone building and maintenance:
Because the cardiovascular component of the REV circuit is done in a standing position (weight-bearing) it stimulates bone remodeling. Common options at other fitness venues such as recumbent bikes, seated stair climbers and seated elliptical trainers do not have a weight-bearing component. Non-weight bearing exercise is less effective for bone health and does not provide opportunity for balance improvement.
Varied footwork and movement patterns cause muscles to pull on bone in a variety of directions, stimulating bone remodeling. Balance improves as participants practice these footwork patterns. Increased balance translates to a decreased likelihood of falls and therefore fractures. Adults, especially those who are sedentary, are not generally inclined to practice movements such as high knees or skipping. The REV circuit encourages repetition of such footwork patterns, building agility and confidence.
Muscle mass increases as participants challenge themselves on strength training machines. As muscles work, they exert forces on bones that promote bone density. Each 30 minute REV workout provides 3 sets of resistance training for all major muscle groups.
Bone loss can accelerate rapidly after menopause where women can lose up to 20% of their bone density. The good news is that weight-bearing exercise and strength training have been shown to maintain bone density
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis
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