isometrics isometrics

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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)

Usage(s):

  1. He was a physical-fitness freak: running, lifting weights and experimenting with isometrics and electrical impulses meant to stimulate his muscles while he slept.
  2. Sir: Your report on isometrics was a little gem.
  3. But Cureton, who is director of the Physical Fitness Research Center at the University of Illinois, doesn't mean just a little isometrics or a weekend round of golf.

News

  • Get A Flat Stomach With These Standing Ab Exercises

    From posture advice to waist-whittling twists, these upright exercises will help you feel slimmer and stand taller. The move: Swivel Chair "This was one of our go-tos for getting our own abs back into pre-pregnancy shape," says Tanya Becker, a founder of Physique 57 , a boutique fitness class that combines ballet, Pilates and isometrics.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  • "He never lifted weights; he did isometrics," Lilly said. "He had these doors, he would get on one side and push. Isometrics was an exercise then, he would just push, push, push, and that's how he got his muscles."
    on Feb 16, 2006 By: Bob Lilly Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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