Our clients wish to make a positive difference to their bodies, wish to see quick results, whether for medical reasons or simply to get a stronger, better looking body. The youngest client at Ultimate Strength has been 12 years old; the oldest 86.
Our clients include:
- People who have acute or chronic back pain. The MedX Core Lumbar Extension machine at Ultimate Strength is designed specifically to strengthen the muscles responsible for acute and chronic back pain.
- Some people train at Ultimate Strength because they wish to continue strengthening their backs on the unique Lumbar Extension machines that they were accustomed to using at Kieser gym in Camden.
- Others come because they desire a fit, strong, toned body. Yet others, come for sports preparation or trekking expeditions.
- Older people train because their bodies are deteriorating as a result of osteoporosis and arthritis.
- Parents send their rugby-playing teenagers to Ultimate Strength for strength training in order to avoid serious injury during play.
We welcome referrals from GP’s and Osteopaths.
Frequently Asked Questions
Strength training builds muscle. One pound of muscle will increase your metabolic rate by 50 to 100 calories a day. That means five pounds of additional muscle will use an additional ½ to 1 pound of fat per week. An ideal fat loss programme needs to involve a balanced, reduced calorie diet combined with regular strength training workouts. If you enjoy running, cycling, football, tennis, etc. then do them because you enjoy them, not for any other reason.
Women are also endowed with a natural layer of subcutaneous fat. This fat covers the muscles and gives women their typical female appearance. Strength Training can no more make a woman masculine than it can make a man feminine.
As soon as you are happy with the way you look, you merely freeze the load. You continue training on a regular basis, without increasing the weight or the number of repetitions. In this way you will remain ‘in shape’.
If you pinch a fold of skin from the back of your hand, your forehead and then your hips, you will notice the comparative thickness between your fingers. If a reduction, of say 10% of fat throughout your body is made, which of the three areas will be noticeably smaller? Your hips will appear smaller; decrease in the other areas will be less noticeable, as each of these three areas will have been reduced proportionally by 10%.
Puckered and dimpled skin is due to three factors:
Over fatness, Loss of muscular, strength and firmness.
Loss of flexibility of the supporting connective tissue in and about the areas where fat is stored. This condition can be combated by becoming and staying as strong as possible and remaining lean. As the muscles strengthen, they become larger and firmer, thus stretching out the skin and unsightly pockmarks, leaving a shapely contour.
The changes to the body as a result of proper exercise have much to offer expectant mothers, with no harm being caused to the foetus. There are conditions where high intensity strength training would be contra-indicated, but during a normal pregnancy this type of exercise should pose no threat. During labour a woman will experience high intensity muscular contractions. The ease of her delivery will be directly proportional to her muscular condition. Strength training is an excellent preparation for delivery.
The Ultimate Strength programme has significantly relieved my lower back pain and hugely improved overall fitness levels. Yoram’s tailored, friendly and supportive approach is a world away from previous gym experience and I actively look forward to our weekly sessions.
Being the wrong side of 60 and having read that ‘muscle strength’ wastes away the fastest I decided to go [on recommendation] to Ultimate Strength. Yoram has tailored each individual exercise with each piece of equipment so that if I don’t go to him twice a week I actually miss the ‘challenge’ of seeing if I can improve the number of ‘reps’ he sets.