isometric exercise

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i′somet′ric ex′ercise

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.
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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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In contrast, the hyperemic response that occurs between intermittent handgrip contractions minimizes the effect of mechanical compression on limiting forearm muscle blood flow, thus a different mechanism is responsible for the gender difference in muscle fatigue that has been reported during intermittent isometric exercise (Fulco et al.
In their study, they state that the increase in arterial stiffness during isometric exercise may have clinical implication and may contribute to the development of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease.
CardioGrip(R) provides users a short, easy-to-do microprocessor guided isometric exercise.
In the Kaiser clinical trial, patients fitted with a short-arm cast will use the vibration disk as a prompt or reminder to stop 5 times a day and perform 15 repetitions of an isometric exercise.
It combines two principles: deep muscle pressure for the relief of tension, and, isometric exercise for improved posture.
Description: This recall involves ISO7X isometric exercise devices.
However, "far fewer studies have looked at isometric exercise, and the studies were quite small," Brook cautions, so the results are iffy.
The effects of electrical stimulation combined with continuous passive motion versus isometric exercise on symptoms, functional capacity, quality of life and balance in knee osteoarthritis: randomized clinical trial.
However, isometric exercise should be avoided among people with severely-uncontrolled high blood pressure (180/110 mm Hg or higher).
Similar findings of long lasting fatigue after isometric exercise have been reported previously (Behm et al.