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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
R U ready: Any exercize result depends on what you put into it strength gains only occur at the angle you use in the exercise. During an exercise, blood flow ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
At what: It's not clear what your goal is. They are good for muscle stabilization and in the rehabilitation setting. But to be honest, these types of static ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Isotonic/isometric: Both are effective, just different. It is easier to do isometric. True isotonic is more challenging.
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Balanced approach: Isotonic is what most people think of when they think of exercise. Isometric works the muscle without moving. In other words its like trying to lift a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
See your doctor.: Isometric exercise, like weight lifting, can definitely build muscles, which helps capabilities/fitness, but is limited because it does not help cardi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor answered
38 years experience Sports Medicine
All exercise: All isometric exercise tones the body. Isometric only means muscle contraction without motion. Like playing statue. Supermans tone the back surface an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
38 years experience Family Medicine
No short cuts: Yes as long as you take the time to workout all the bodies muscle groups. Building muscle does improve circulation, and increase metabolism. You still ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Isometric: You can look up these exercises online because there are many for different muscles. Basically it's tightening or contracting of the muscle with out m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends What Muscle: Isometrics focuses on isolating muscle groups and strength training without changing the length of the muscle like you would with range of movement t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
38 years experience Family Medicine
Iso=static, fixed: Metric = length, so isometric = static length. Exercise in general involves applying a force. In isometric the application of force is against a fix ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naresh Rao
24 years experience Sports Medicine
Static movement : Isometric exercises involve contracting muscles while there is no movement with the exercise. The goal is to strengthen the muscle by using a force t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Motion-No Motion: Isometric exercise is where muscle force is exerted without changing the length of the muscle fibers. This is accomplished by pushing or pulling again ... Read More
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