isometric

adjective
iso·​met·​ric | \ ˌī-sə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce isometric (audio) \

Definition of isometric

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by equality of measure especially : relating to or being a crystallographic system characterized by three equal axes at right angles
2 : of, relating to, involving, or being muscular contraction (as in isometrics) against resistance, without significant shortening of muscle fibers, and with marked increase in muscle tone — compare isotonic

Other Words from isometric

isometrically \ ˌī-​sə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce isometric (audio) \ adverb

Examples of isometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a spectrum between force and velocity: on one end, there’s pure force, like isometric exercises where speed is negligible, such as a front plank or one-rep max lifts; on the other end, there’s pure speed, movements like sprinting or jumping. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2021 Brief gameplay scenes showed a squad of marines shooting at Xenomorphs from an isometric perspective. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 9 June 2022 Grab a pair of dumbbells for a five-second isometric hold, followed immediately by a max-effort explosive box jump. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 8 June 2022 In this case, the subjects had knee osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, or tennis elbow, and neither dynamic nor isometric exercises seemed to help. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 4 June 2021 Which is why the humble plank, an isometric hold, is the single most effective training exercise for it. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 16 May 2021 Continue to push upward with your legs against the resistance of the towel with maximal effort for three to four seconds (isometric phase). Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 27 Jan. 2021 The boat pose is an isometric exercise that works your transverse abominis, rectus abdominis, hip flexors, and erector spinae, which are the stabilizing muscles in the back that run along the spine. SELF, 28 Jan. 2022 On one end of the spectrum, there’s pure force: think of isometric exercises, like a front plank or one-rep max lifts where speed is negligible, like a heavy back squat. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 27 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of isometric

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jul 2022

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“Isometric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isometric. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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isometric

adjective
iso·​met·​ric | \ ˌī-sə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce isometric (audio) \

Medical Definition of isometric

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by equality of measure especially : relating to or being a crystallographic system characterized by three equal axes at right angles
2 : of, relating to, involving, or being muscular contraction (as in isometrics) against resistance, without significant change of length of muscle fibers, and with marked increase in muscle tone — compare isotonic sense 2

Other Words from isometric

isometrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce isometric (audio) \ adverb

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