SPIRAFLEX TECHNOLOGY INVENTED FOR NASA
SpiraFlex (invented by CEO Francis) was developed for NASA as the mission critical resistive exercise technology for astronauts on the International Space Station.
Studies have proven the best countermeasure for bone density and muscle mass loss on earth is weight training — but weights don’t work in space and NASA had to find a solution before the first crew arrived.
After two years of intensive development and testing, Francis’ team delivered the first resistive exercise device for space. So far, over 50 crewmembers on the International Space Station have kept in shape using our patented SpiraFlex technology.
A 16 week study funded by NASA found both the free-weight and SpiraFlex groups gained similar improvements in strength and muscular hypertrophy, with significant increases in lean muscle mass. Lean muscle is the body’s most efficient fat burner.
Weights have safety issues, including straining, losing balance, and joint stress from stopping and starting momentum. Weights also have portability issues. Resistance bands produce progressive resistance (like rubber bands), thus the muscle is not fully activated until full extension. SpiraFlex creates smooth linear isotonic resistance like free-weights – without weight.
SpiraFlex technology not only powered NASA’s first strength training device, but also one of the best and highest selling home gyms — the Bowflex Revolution.