What is Osteogenic Loading?
Based on the science of Wolff’s law (the theory demonstrating bone adaptation to applied pressure), osteogenic loading is the self-compression of bone mass at an optimal biomechanical position. In short, you are applying pressure on your bones so they compress. By doing this your bones respond by getting denser and stronger.
bioDensity ™ FAQ
bioDensity’s concise, once a week therapy session utilizes technology to target and stimulate all the major long bones of the body and safely supply the intensity required to stimulate each individual’s body to naturally increase bone and muscle tissue density. Regular use of the bioDensity essentially improves the structure of the body, the building blocks of movement and function for increased quality of life.
What is bioDenisty?
bioDensity is a machine that has been created to provide a safe and controlled approach of osteogenic loading. The compressive forces of osteogenic loading, is the stimulation that enables bone mass density as well as muscular density to develop in childhood. In adulthood these benefits can be seen in high impact activity such as gymnastics with above normal bone mass density and incredible power-to-weight ratio, but injury risk makes this activity impractical for most adults. Regular use of the bioDensity essentially improves the structure of the muscle, bones and joints; the building blocks of movement and function.
Is Using bioDensity Safe?
Yes. The bioDensity device was designed to be safe, effective and an efficient way to increase bone density, muscle tissue density and connective tissue density. With over 400,000 uses to date there have been no reported injuries.
What can I expect during a session?
During a bioDensity session each participant is positioned in the strongest biomechanical position to produce force in four different directions. This ensures that the body can safely withstand the load that is being provided in the activity. Also, the machine is self-loaded so each person dictates the force that is applied (i.e. you are withstanding the load that you, yourself, produce). The force that you produce would be equivalent to pushing or pulling an object of significant weight and size in four positions:
(1) Pushing your hands;
(2) Pushing using your feet;
(3) Pulling your knees up
(4) Pulling upward using your arms and legs together.
How Long Does it Take to Complete a bioDensity Session?
When completing a session you will be required to produce maximal force for only 5 seconds per activity. This is not a workout, you are stimulating (compressing) your bones. Your first bioDensity session will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The session can be completed in street clothes (flat soled shoes are recommended). All other sessions are shorter in duration.
What Will I “Feel” Before and After Doing a bioDensity Session?
After completing a bioDensity session you will feel like you’ve completed physical work. You will feel warm (from increased blood circulation and work completed by the muscles) and you will notice an improvement in your posture (from the decompression of the spine and joints from the impact loading). Within 24 hours you will feel muscular fatigue but not soreness or pain.
Unlike traditional weight training you will not experience the type of muscle soreness that usually accompanies those types of training. Because the movements only require five (5) seconds of maximal work your body will not produce the by-products that cause muscle soreness.
What Does The bioDensity Performance Report Tell Me?
At the conclusion of each session you will receive an e-mailed report of your progress. The bioDensity report is a visual representation of the average maximal loads reached during each bioDensity session. In each of the graphs (Chest Press, Leg Press, Core Pull and Vertical Lift) you will see your baseline reading and the last ten sessions recorded. It will also document your overall increase in strength from your first session to the last and provides feedback and tips on your improvement after each session.