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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2012) have found that explosive isometric training can improve both early and late RFD.
Relative changes in maximal force emg, and muscle cross, sectional area after isometric training.
14) In contrast to resistance training, isometric training elicits a pressure load on the heart.
15) An added benefit of isometric training is that it can lower blood pressure and heart rate at rest even days after the training session is over.
Isometric training has produced more significant increases in movement speed as well as superior gains in power development than light dynamic training.
Isometric training has been compared to dynamic training in terms of force production and strength through range of motion (ROM).