Reverse Osteoporosis

Once-a-week, 15-minute workouts increase bone density.

Since discovering her life’s purpose and moving to the United States some 35 years ago, Noa Spector-Flock has not only become a licensed massage therapist but written three books on body movement, wellness and injury prevention.

Noa Spector-Flock has experienced an increase in bone density levels since beginning OsteoStrong® workouts a year ago.

Noa found the OsteoStrong workouts easy and effective.

Her books and the videos that go with them explain how a specific set of exercises and the use of a large elastic band such as those used for resistance training allow certain muscles in the body to lengthen while they contract.

Known clinically as eccentric contraction, the goal of Noa’s exercise regimen is to improve overall strength and decrease the chances of injury. Unfortunately, Noa’s workout regimen doesn’t work for every part of the body.

Noa learned a couple years ago that while her workouts do indeed have the ability to improve the strength of certain muscle groups and therefore decrease a person’s chances of injury, they do nothing to ward off the onset of osteoporosis.

Found most often in post-menopausal women, osteoporosis is a potentially severe condition in which new bone growth does not keep pace with degeneration, and the bone mineral density becomes so low that the risk of fracture is markedly increased.

About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, which places them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Breaking a bone is a serious complication of osteoporosis, especially as people age.

Osteoporotic bone breaks are most likely to occur in the hip, spine or wrist, but other bones can break too. Osteoporosis can also cause some to lose height as it can also affect the vertebrae, which are the bones in the spine, and often leads to a stooped posture.

Considered a silent disease by many physicians, osteoporosis often goes undetected until a person suffers a bone fracture or change in posture, but statistics show one in two women and one in four men will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in their lifetime.

After first being diagnosed with osteoporosis, Noa began taking an oyster-shell-based calcium supplement to improve her bone density. She learned six months later that wasn’t working for her. She then chose to get more aggressive in her fight against osteoporosis.

“The first thing I did was start taking a different and hopefully more effective supplement that is made with algae,” Noa explains. “But I wanted to speed up the healing process, so I also decided to start doing the OsteoStrong workouts as well.”

Revolutionary Program

A revolutionary program that has helped more than 25,000 people reverse the negative effects of osteopenia and osteoporosis, OsteoStrong helps rebuild bone through once-a-week, 15-minute sessions using specialized strengthening equipment.

Noa Spector-Flock has experienced an increase in bone density levels since beginning OsteoStrong® workouts a year ago.

“The workouts are definitely making a difference, and one of the things I really like about them is they’re very easy.” -Noa

This specialized equipment includes four bio-mechanical machines that allows the user to perform resistance-based pushing and pulling exercises with their arms and/or legs. During these exercises, the user can safely exert pressure four to 12 times their body weight.

“The difference between our exercise equipment and that used at a traditional gym is that our equipment is isometric, which means tension is developed without contraction of the muscle,” states Mark Brady, president of OsteoStrong in South Pasadena.

“There is no force pushing against you, which means you create the force. On the leg press, for example, I’ve had ladies in their eighties weighing one hundred pounds who can press a thousand pounds. That’s because it’s isometric.

“For a person who weighs one hundred pounds to develop new bone working out on traditional equipment, they would have to create a resistance of well over four hundred pounds,” Mark continues.

“That simply can’t be done for ninety-nine percent of all people in a gym environment because it involves weights that they couldn’t physically move or, if they could, they’d be at high risk of injury.”

To understand the difference, Mark invites people to come in and try the equipment for themselves, noting that his facility in South Pasadena offers two free sessions that allow newcomers to experience the OsteoStrong workout.

“This is an amazing concept that is the culmination of twelve years of research that looked into the body’s own adaptive response to growing new bone and muscle structure and improving the density of the bones we have,” Mark says.

“As a result of that research, it is now a known medical fact that when you put certain forces on the bones, the body responds by growing new bone tissue. And the results of these short workouts is absolutely amazing.

“On average, our studies have found that OsteoStrong improves people’s bone density from three to seven percent a year. Also, people will increase their strength by an average of seventy-three percent over their first year at OsteoStrong.”

Mark also points out that similar studies show that doing an OsteoStrong session more than once a week does not promote any additional benefit. As a result, the workouts are not only impactful, but time efficient.

Mark encourages men and women of all ages to accept his invitation to try out the OsteoStrong equipment, because he says it’s important to know that osteoporosis is not a disorder that is exclusive to a specific age group or gender.

“Osteoporosis is not something that only happens to old people,” he notes. “We have clients from young to old and everything in between. And men are not immune. When they start losing their testosterone, their bone loss becomes more rapid.

Noa Spector-Flock has experienced an increase in bone density levels since beginning OsteoStrong® workouts a year ago.

Before & After treatment

“In addition to helping them recover from it, OsteoStrong wants to help educate people about bone loss. The skeletal framework is the most important part of the body and you need to take care of it and be aware of changes to it.”

Noa is among those who have experienced a significant increase in bone density levels since beginning the OsteoStrong program. She says a very recent density scan showed that she made the right call by beginning OsteoStrong workouts.

“The workouts are definitely making a difference, and one of the things I really like about them is they’re very easy,” Noa says. “I also like that if you are ambitious, you can track your improvement in terms of how much weight you push.

“And there’s always someone there to guide you and watch you and make sure that you’re doing the exercises right and getting the maximum benefit. Everyone there is very personable and helpful. I’m a big fan, and I highly recommend it.”

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