How is AIS Strengthening Different?

AIS Strengthening is very focused. It emphasizes, in one exercise, two controlled contractions. They are performed slowly with precision and accuracy utilizing both the concentric (muscle is shortening) and eccentric (muscle is lengthening) phases of contraction. This method is very specific, including strengthening components for every primary muscle in the body. Unlike many protocols, this method emphasizes control during the eccentric “release” which helps to restore or develop brain-muscle connectivity and more efficiently increase muscle strength as well as that of the tendons and ligaments. The exercises are easy to learn and resistance may be as simple as using the limb or body part, a dumbbell, ankle weight, towel, soft ball, rubber band, etc., to achieve specific strength.


Benefits of AIS Strengthening include:

  • Stronger muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Increased joint stability
  • Increased local joint stamina
  • Improved muscle elasticity, crucial to strength and flexibility
  • Increase range of motion
  • Strengthening programs for specific injuries, muscle diseases, arthritic conditions, strokes, diabetes, scoliosis, kyphosis, osteoporosis, post fractures, post surgeries including joint replacements
  • Reducing and/or eliminating pain from various conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Easy protocols and simple tools provide excellent strengthening results for senior citizens
  • Proven success with youngsters and athletes of all ages including HS, College, Olympic and professional level athletes.