Definition of isometrics in English:


plural noun

  • A system of physical exercises in which muscles are caused to act against each other or against a fixed object.

    • ‘You can also exercise some of your body muscles while playing poker - basically using isometrics and taking a brisk walk every so often as a break from the table.’
    • ‘High-tech isometrics helps persons on hypertension medication’
    • ‘By the time dawn breaks I've already done my isometrics.’
    • ‘This reaction occurs during activities that require a rapid and maximum application of force for a short duration, such as during isometrics and heavy weight training.’
    • ‘Cruise calls 8 Minutes in the Morning ‘an all-new fitness program,’ but it seems like a throwback to the past since it is solidly built on a resurrection of isometrics.’
    physical activity, movement, exertion, effort, work
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