Definition of Isometric exercise
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Exercise, Exercising, Physical Exercise, Physical Exertion, Workout
Medical Definition of Isometric exercise
1. Exercise consisting of muscular contractions without movement of the involved parts of the body. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Isometric exercise
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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"isometric exercise is muscular activity against a fixed, unmoving resistance. ... The response of the cardiovascular system to isometric exercise is quite ..."
2. Injured...What Now? by H.W. Muller-Wohlfahrt, Hans Jurgen Montag (1999)
"MUSCLE ATROPHY Through isometric exercise one can limit muscular atrophy even when the injured leg is immobilized by a cast: Tense the upper thigh for about ..."