Isometric Contraction

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Isometric Contraction:

An isometric muscle contraction is one in which the muscle fires but there is no movement at a joint. In this type of muscle contraction, there is no change in length of the muscle, and no movement at the joints but muscle fibers fire. An example of isometric exercise includes pushing against a wall. The benefit of isometric exercises are that they can be used for rehabilitation as well as general strengthening without placing stress on the joints. Isometric Contraction

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Isometric contraction exercises can reduce chance of muscular injuries. Creatine kinase and muscle soreness 0-10 days after an eccentric exercise bout with and without 2 or 10 maximum isokinetic contractions 48h before (data adapted from Chen. 2012)

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Isometric Exercise Examples


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