Exercise, isometric

Exercise involving muscular contractions without movement of the involved parts of the body. Isometric exercise is one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isotonic exercise occurs when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load, as when lifting a weight. Isometric comes from the Greek "iso-", equal + "metron", measure = maintaining the same measure, dimension or length.

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  • Isometric exercise — or isometrics are a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction (compared to concentric or eccentric contractions, called isotonic movements). Isometrics are done in static positions,… …   Wikipedia

  • Isometric exercise — Exercise involving muscular contractions without movement of the involved parts of the body. Isometric exercise is one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isotonic exercise occurs when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load,… …   Medical dictionary

  • isometric exercise — i so*met ric ex er*cise, n. A system of exercise to strengthen specific muscles of the body by pushing parts of the body (such as the two hands) strongly against each other, or against a fixed object, so that the muscles are strongly stressed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exercise, isotonic — Exercise when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load, as when lifting a weight. Isometric exercise is one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isotonic exercise is when muscular contractions occur without movement of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • isometric — [ī΄sə met′rik] adj. [< Gr isometros < isos, equal + metron, measure (see METER1) + IC] 1. of, indicating, or having equality of measure 2. CUBIC (sense 3) 3. of or having to do with isometrics n …   English World dictionary

  • Isometric — The term isometric comes from the Greek for having equal measurement .isometric may mean: * Isometric projection (or “isometric perspective”), a method for the visual representation of three dimensional objects in two dimensions; a form of… …   Wikipedia

  • isometric — isometrically, adv. /uy seuh me trik/, adj. Also, isometrical. 1. of, pertaining to, or having equality of measure. 2. of or pertaining to isometric exercise. 3. Crystall. noting or pertaining to that system of crystallization that is… …   Universalium

  • isometric — i•so•met•ric [[t]ˌaɪ səˈmɛ trɪk[/t]] adj. Also, i so•met′ri•cal. 1) math. of, pertaining to, or having equality of measure 2) cvb of or pertaining to isometric exercise 3) cry noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization that is… …   From formal English to slang

  • exercise — 1. Active: bodily exertion for the sake of restoring the organs and functions to a healthy state or keeping them healthy. 2. Passive: motion of limbs without effort by the patient. isometric e. e. consisting of muscular contractions without… …   Medical dictionary

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