The Science and Technology of OsteoStrong

OsteoStrong Science

OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of devices that allow axial compression of bone to emulate the effect of impact, which is called Osteogenic Loading.

Because of the optimized positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that are far higher than those seen in daily activity or weight training. Heavy loading is already understood and recommended by all international bodies of medical education. 

The good news is OsteoStrong makes it far safer.

Osteogenic Loading Works

In the late 1800’s, Dr. Julius Wolff discovered that bones will adapt to the loads under which they are placed. The higher the load, the greater the bone density.

Critically, there is a minimum threshold to triggering osteogenesis (bone density growth).

4.2 multiples of your body weight is the minimum required force to trigger bone growth. 

The kicker is that the average resistance exercise (such as lifting weights) only generate 1.26 to 1.54 multiples of body weight.

So weight lifting cannot increase bone density in the average person!


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The OsteoStrong Technology: Spectrum System

OsteoStrong uses the Spectrum System to deliver unprecedented results. Spectrum is first-in-class of a new category devices called Robotic Musculoskeletal Development System (RMDS).

The Spectrum System consists of four modalities as demonstrated in the videos below:

1. Upper Growth Trigger

2. Lower Growth Trigger

3. Core Growth Trigger

4. Postural Growth Trigger

What OsteoStrong is Not

We are not a gym, not a dietary supplement, and we do not perform any medical/surgical procedures or intervention.

We are a wellness facility that specializes in reversing bone loss and strength loss, improving balance, and eliminating back and joint pain. We also have a lot of success with lowering chronic A1C levels for Type II diabetics.

People typically come in to our appointment-only facilities scheduled for a 15 minute session. They perform high impact trigger events to stimulate the musculoskeletal system.

It Only Takes 15 Minutes Per Week

Once a week, because we’re not a gym. We work to fatigue from a cellular standpoint, not from a fueling standpoint. Conventional exercise aims at what’s called sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, which is burning up ATT. We’re burning up glycogen, and creatine phosphate, the fueling system that our muscles require for contraction or endurance muscle development.

Here at OsteoStrong, we attain a myofibril hypertrophy adaptation, which stimulates muscle fibers cells . Humans grow myofibrils naturally up to about age 18, and then we don’t ever grow them again unless we can somehow stimulate growth through a simultaneous full muscle recruitment.

This is the power side or force production of muscle development.

The Core Biology Behind Bone Density Growth

Hypertrophy is the exercise, resistance training, stimulating growth or excessive
development of the size of a muscle cell.

Our hypertrophy attempts to structurally fatigue the cell tissue, not attain fuel fatigue. So when
members come into our facility, they work a very brief and very intense 15 minutes where we set
their body in impact simulations.

If bone tissue receives a certain amount of pressure end to end, it will adapt and become stronger. Dr. Julius Wolff described that as Wolff’s Law in 1892, the transformation or mechanotransduction of bone. It is still taught today in medical
schools around the world.

The amount of pressure needed to trigger bone density growth is 4.2 multiples of your bodyweight (pressure that will strengthen your bone tissue). 

Bone Biology

Bone is constantly remodeling. Two cells are active in that remodeling, an
osteoclast cell and an osteoblast.

The osteoblasts pull in the minerals to build new bone tissue in the trabecular bone, that part of the
bone that resembles a small beam or crossbar. Osteoclasts tear down or shed the outer part of the
bone. Remodeling is constantly happening, but as we age our body tears down bone faster than it
can build it. That’s why our bones become brittle as we age.

Now we know that bones are going through a deconditioning stage as we age. The good news is
that anything deconditioned can be reconditioned. We just need a safe protocol to reach the
maximum force level required to encourage the musculoskeletal system to overcome the
degradation, to build new bone faster than it tears down, while giving the body the nutrition it needs.

We encourage the building side of that remodeling, the osteoblast cell, by putting the body into
impact scenarios that apply pressure end to end on the bone tissue. That incites mineral uptake and
builds new tissue faster than the body is breaking it down.

Osteostrong Spectrum Machines

On our device we perform four trigger events: a chest press, leg press, core pull, and a vertical lift,
which activates the spine, for posture. The ‘vertical lift’ resembles a dead lift, but that name’s not a
big hit with our older clients, so vertical lift.

There’s not been enough research to know what the levels need to be for the chest, core, and
vertical movements, but we encourage each individual to get to two to three times body weight in a
chest press, one time body weight in the core, one to two times in the spine, and 4.2 times body
weight in the leg press for the hip joint.

We can get to those kind of levels, 200 to 300 pounds on the spine, three to five times body weight
and more on the upper body. 

We’ve seen people reach seven to nine times their body weight in the leg press. And this is done with ease!