from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Exercise or a system of exercises in which isometric muscular contraction is used to strengthen and tone muscles, performed by the exertion of effort against resistance, usually of a stationary object.
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- n. Plural form of isometric.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as isometric exercise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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)
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Although situps can be an effective stomach exercise, I firmly believe that doing stomach isometrics is much more effective.
He was always trying new techniques, and he’d discovered something called isometrics, which meant, he said, working out against immovable objects.
He likes to include weightlifting, isometrics and core body strengthening exercises.
Before the parties he does TM and yoga, and during the parties he does Seconals and isometrics.
The isometrics of his ever-tight brow have bulked up the muscles around his strawberry blond eyebrows.
You do some isometrics under the black monitor cameras before you pull on your black undress coverall.
Riesel stood slowly, every muscle throbbing as she performed a few isometrics before putting on clothing.
Here, we get a slew of metaphors in service of a spectacular act of Cirque du Soleil isometrics, with biology grounding and supporting the higher mental properties, which in turn reach down to elevate the biology.
Now if they could adapt those isometrics to ballet or swim exercises...
This is a lot more interesting to me than PT isometrics, which bore me senseless.