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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This provides a safe and natural passive isometric exercise to restore the natural curve to the neck.
Thus, the aims of this study were: 1) to analyze the effects of conscious abdominal contraction on the EMG of the periscapular muscles during two isometric exercise variations (bilateral and 3-point push-ups); and 2) to correlate the EMG of the abdominal and periscapular muscles in both exercise variations.
Isotonic exercise (Phase 3) was commenced on successful completion of light isometric exercise, with inner- and midrange positions used initially to minimise excessive stretch on the musculotendinous unit.
There was an increase in the systolic, diastolic, and the MBPs on the application of cardiovascular sympathetic stressor in both the groups while performing the isometric exercise as well as CPT.
Our second hypothesis was that isometric exercise would not alter the isokinetic muscle strength or cartilage morphology, but would reduce symptoms and increase the functional capacity.
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.
However, there have not been any studies of the effects on resting blood pressure of combined simultaneous training involving aerobic exercise (e.g., walking) whilst performing isometric exercise (e.g., handgrip).
Under muscular endurance, items that have a mean score of high level is an activity that can increase muscle endurance (Mean=4.10) and the safety to prevent injuries while undergoing training in muscular endurance (Mean=4.38) and definition of muscular endurance (Mean=4.20), 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 3.01 to 4.00.
Isotonic forearm exercise produces less of demand on heart than continuous isometric exercise. Greer et al.
Researchers suggested that utilization of a single-joint maximum voluntary isometric exercise (22) and a multi-joint isometric exercise (23-25) elicit PAP.