isometrics


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i·so·met·rics

 (ī′sə-mĕt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Exercise or a system of exercises in which isometric muscular contraction is used to strengthen and tone muscles, performed by the exertion of effort against resistance, usually of a stationary object.

isometrics

(ˌaɪsəʊˈmɛtrɪks)
n
(functioning as singular) physical exercise involving isometric contraction of muscles

isometrics

a form of physical exercise in which a set of muscles is tensed briefly, either in opposition to another set or against a solid surface. Cf. isotonics.isometric, adj.
See also: Athletics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isometrics - 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"
Translations

isometrics

[ˌaɪsəʊˈmetrɪks] NSINGisométrica fsing

isometrics

n singIsometrie f
References in classic literature ?
In the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
Isometrics are static exercises that strengthen muscles and generate body heat.
A new research in The International Journal of Vascular Medicine has revealed that isometrics can help inflate the veins in your muscles, Fox News reported.
You can use the time to do isometrics and press your palms together.
The best strength conditioning may include free weights, isometrics and elastic bands.
One has to look at motoring or aircraft magazines to see clear drawings of 3D objects -- or even fifty year old building construction books with their cut-away isometrics.
Start with gentle isometrics such as tightening the quads to straighten the knee.
Similarly frenetic, Mayne's The Sixth Street House drawings, 1986-87, are frustrated and estranged construction documents-- superimposing conventional architectural drawings' plans, sections, and isometrics.
Isometrics are static exercises in which opposing muscle groups are tightened against each other for periods of time.
If, on the other hand, you have unstable heart problems or hypertension that fluctuates, it would be best to consult your doctor about the safety of doing isometrics.
This software provides 2-Dand 3-D piping capabilities, and isometric drafting and auto extraction of isometrics from the 3-D model into the MicroStation platform.