isometric exercise


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i′somet′ric ex′ercise


n.
1. a program of exercises in which a muscle group is tensed against another muscle group or an immovable object so that the muscles may contract without shortening.
2. any specific exercise of this type.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.isometric exercise - muscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
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After giving rest for a few minutes, the subjects were made to perform isometric exercise at 30% of MVC till occurrence of fatigue.
In the former, the assessment is done by applying standardised cold stimulus to skin while in latter, it was done by sustained isometric exercise at 1/3rd of MVC.
It is likely that the decrease in the subjects' blood pressure values during isometric exercise during climbing is partly part due to the increase in vasodilation capacity.
20), Other items such as the definition of muscular endurance, isometric contraction, isotonic contraction, isokinetic contraction, the pattern of activity in isometric exercise, the pattern of activity in isokinetic exercise, the threshold level training in physical fitness, and the importance of isotonic exercises only gained moderately high mean score of between 3.
Isotonic forearm exercise produces less of demand on heart than continuous isometric exercise.
Researchers suggested that utilization of a single-joint maximum voluntary isometric exercise (22) and a multi-joint isometric exercise (23-25) elicit PAP.
So far, I haven't been able to find a specific exercise for the angler's traditional problem area, the glutes, but I figure that all the butt-clenching we do when a big fish spits out a lure at the side of the boat surely counts as isometric exercise.
However, "far fewer studies have looked at isometric exercise, and the studies were quite small," Brook cautions, so the results are iffy.
However, isometric exercise should be avoided among people with severely-uncontrolled high blood pressure (180/110 mm Hg or higher).