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04.23.01

BusinessWeek

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Building Strength Fast By Going Slow

After dentist Steven Kafko, 53, had surgery on two vertebrae in his neck, doctors told him he would have to avoid strenuous activity for the rest of his life — and definitely no weight-lifting. But after reviewing the slow-motion strength training offered at New York’s InForm Fitness, ‘my neurosurgeon is thrilled that I’m doing this, because it is so safe and effective,’ says Kafko. In three months, he says, he has gained 1 1/2 inches in his chest and lost 1 1/2 inches in his waist. And here’s the best part: The routine takes only 20 minutes, once or twice a week — and you don’t even break a sweat, so there’s no need to shower and change.”