A lack of exercise is the biggest enemy for your back. Sitting for hours in particular will cause the back muscles to become atrophied. Millions of people are affected and will very probably have to cope with backache later in life. The most effective remedy consists of increasing the amount of specific exercise. The right training equipment makes it easy to exercise specifically, and small handtrainers let you exercise wherever you are. Please read on to find out why that is so and about optimum back training.
To answer this question, it is worth taking a look at our anatomy. We are kept upright by about 150 muscles in our back. They are superimposed in three layers, and it is the deep muscles in particular that need our attention. Special training equipment permits ideal training of this lower layer, which is also referred to as the autochthonous muscles.
The most important attribute of this very special equipment is that it generates a dosed impulse with a high stimulus density. Small fast shaking movements, called "mini moves" generate these impulses in the deep muscles and are thus responsible for what is known as the impact effect. Mini moves address in particular the fibres of the authochthonous muscles that extend along the spinal column from the pelvis through the chest through to the head. It goes without saying that the two higher levels of muscles also benefit from training programmes that use the impact effect.
The impact effect can be generated by a hollow body filled with air plus a weight. Such hollow bodies, used on their own or in pairs, can have a knobbed surface for example or similar properties to trigger muscular reactions via the sense of touch and the sense of depth perception. The handtrainers fit well in the palm of the hand and can be used in various different starting positions - standing, sitting and even lying down.
The sense of depth perception uses the body's own messaging system (proprioceptors) to keep the nervous system permanently informed of the body's spatial position and location. These organs forward the information to the deep muscles at a speed of 650 kilometres per hour. This high speed means that the movements are no longer controlled consciously by the brain but as reflex movements via the spinal marrow. The better this works and the stronger the deep muscles, the less likely it is for backache to develop.