isometrics :

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  • 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)
  • n  a line connecting isometric points

  • He was a physical-fitness freak: running, lifting weights and experimenting with isometrics and electrical impulses meant to stimulate his muscles while he slept.
  • A man performing "severe isometrics," he explains, markedly increases his blood pressure because he tenses his arm or leg muscles and cuts down the flow of blood through them.
  • Lind takes a dim view of physicians and others who recommend isometrics instead of jogging, and "write in the open press urging the waddlers to turn instead to press-ups (pushups .
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  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - The Huffington Post

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