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A 35-year-old member asked:

How effective is isometric exercise for fitness?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Has its 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.

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How effective is rugby for exercise and fitness?

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Excellent workout: Rugby provides an great workout.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How effective is isometric exercise?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
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 to the muscle stops, blood pressure rises, and less blood flows back to the heart. This could be dangerous if you have heart problems.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How effective is isotonic vs isometric exercise?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Isotonic/isometric: Both are effective, just different. It is easier to do isometric. True isotonic is more challenging.

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