A 53-year-old member asked:
Is isometric exercise good for muscle building?
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Dr. Joseph Woods answered
27 years experience in Pathology
Yes but has limits.: Isometric exercise, like weight lifting, etc. Can definitely build muscles, which helps capabilities/fitness, but is limited because it does not help cardiovascular health, and during the exercise, blood pressure can be greatly increased. This can be very disastrous in people who are vulnerable, like those with aneurisms.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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