Isometric exercises are exercises that don't involve body movement. Weird, but highly useful.
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Pushing against walls or trying to bench press a bar that won't move are each examples of isometrics. You push as hard as you can, even though you can't see any results from your effort.
It's a rather obscure type of exercise, but it's the perfect way to train you body to exert itself 100%!
Though isometrics are exercises where you don't have to move your body, there's a whole lot more than just that. This page goes into the details of what isometrics are.
Use this info to get the most out of your workouts and to design your own isometric workouts!
This is a basic isometric workout, with 8 different positions to complement a basic weight lifting routine. It also happens to be the workout that Bruce Lee used.
It's a great beginning isometric workout. Print it off and try working it into your routine on your off days.
Wonder about the best way to use isometric contraction in your workouts? This guide gives ideas for how to work isometrics into your routine.
It also gives info about what makes an isometric contraction isometric. Check it out, and learn something new!
Curious about using isometric exercises for weight loss? Learn tips about getting the most out of your routine, as well as about mistakes to avoid.
If you're looking for a new or different exercise to try, one that won't break the bank, take a look. You can lose weight and get stronger :-)
Want to try body-weight isometric workouts? Here's a list of exercises that you can use to build your own custom workout, as well as a free PDF sheet to download and record you exercises on.
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Now, you know what isometrics are all about. You have workouts and ideas to continue your training and get stronger in a variety of ways.
The only question is, do you want to try?
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