- muscle) tone. The muscle maintains equal tone while shortening in isotonic exercise.
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Isotonic, exercise — Exercise when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load, as when lifting a weight. Isotonic exercise is one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isometric exercise is when muscular contractions occur without movement of the… … Medical dictionary
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,… … Medical dictionary
Isotonic — The term isotonic may refer to; * Isotonic muscle exercise and Weight training * Isotonic (exercise physiology) for the term associated with muscle contraction * An isotone in nuclear physics * Isotonic solutions, solutions that have equal… … Wikipedia
Isotonic (exercise physiology) — In an isotonic contraction, tension rises and the skeletal muscle s length changes. Lifting an object off a desk, walking, and running involve isotonic contractions.There are two types of isotonic contractions: (1) concentric and (2) eccentric.… … Wikipedia
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
isotonic exercise — noun exercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change) the classic isotonic exercise is lifting free weights • Hypernyms: ↑exercise, ↑exercising, ↑physical… … Useful english dictionary
isotonic — i|so|ton|ic [ ,aısə tanık ] adjective 1. ) an isotonic drink or other liquid replaces substances that your body needs but has lost, for example because you have done a lot of physical exercise 2. ) used for describing a type of exercise in which… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
isotonic — UK [ˌaɪsəʊˈtɒnɪk] / US [ˌaɪsəˈtɑnɪk] adjective 1) an isotonic drink or other liquid replaces substances that your body needs but has lost, for example because you have done a lot of physical exercise 2) used for describing a type of exercise in… … English dictionary
isotonic exercise — 1. exercise or a program of exercises to increase muscular strength, power, and endurance based on lifting a constant amount of weight at variable speeds through a range of motion. 2. any specific exercise of this type. * * * … Universalium
isotonic — 1. Relating to isotonicity or isotonia. 2. Having equal tension; denoting solutions possessing the same osmotic pressure; more specifically, limited to solutions in which cells neither swell nor shrink. Thus, a solution that is isosmotic with… … Medical dictionary