Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, almost 36% of U.S. citizens over the age of 20 are obese. To address this issue, healthcare professionals have proposed interventions that target physical activity, even going so far as to consider physical activity a vital sign to be addressed by health care providers. Although most exercise recommendations target aerobic conditioning, recent studies suggest that weightlifting programs offer many health benefits as well.

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STIMULATING THE CHI THRU GRAVITATIONAL WELLNESS

Emory School of Medicine presents eastern medicine technique focusing on stimulation of the Chi energy in martial arts and treating patients. Taoist and Buddhist teachers will instruct students to center the mind in the navel or lower Dantian, to aid control of thoughts and emotions. The research took place in motion analysis laboratory at Harvard […]

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Emory Medicine Winter 2016 Brief

“Imagine doubling your weightlifting ability without using your hands. A study led by David Burke, chair of Emory’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, found that people ages 17 to 74 could greatly increase their strength and possibly receive significant health benefits by doing a form of Russian weightlifting once a week.” Read more here: http://emorymedicinemagazine.emory.edu/issues/2016/winter/briefs/wellness-with-weights/index.html

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Press: Sandy Springs Reporter features Gravitational Wellness

“From the outside, the little building in Sandy Springs doesn’t seem all that different from its neighbors. It’s just another former suburban home off Roswell Road that has been converted to an office or shop. But inside, things look a bit different.”   Link to article: http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2015/09/04/russian-import-this-gym-promotes-very-heavy-lifting/

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Press: Emory states our clients “quickly double their strength to enormous levels while possibly receiving significant health benefits”

“An Emory researcher in musculoskeletal medicine says the use of a once-a-week Russian weightlifting technique in individuals of both sexes and all ages tested, can quickly double their strength to enormous levels while possibly receiving significant health benefits”   Read the official press release here: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2015/08/gravitational_wellness_weightlifting_study/index.html

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GW Research: Rate of injury and subjective benefits of Gravitational Wellness

A preliminary study using the “gravitational wellness” weightlifting technique demonstrated this to be a unique technique for loading the musculoskeletal system with extremely high loads over short arcs. This leads to rapid weekly strength gains using 30-minute weekly training sessions. This study was designed to further assess the benefit–risk ratio of the gravitational wellness weightlifting technique.

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