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isometrics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction iso·met·rics \ˌī-sə-ˈme-triks\

Simple Definition of isometrics

  • : exercises in which muscles are made stronger by pushing against other muscles or against something that does not move

Full Definition of isometrics

  1. :  exercise or a system of exercises in which opposing muscles are so contracted that there is little shortening but a great increase in tone of muscle fibers involved

1962

First Known Use of isometrics

1962


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isometrics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction iso·met·rics \ˌī-sə-ˈme-triks\

Medical Definition of isometrics

  1. :  isometric exercise or an isometric system of exercises




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