What are some isometric exercises?

No joint movement. Iso is from the greek word meaning "same" and metric refers to length. So an isometric exercise is one in which there is a muscle contraction without a change in its length, ie the joint does not move. Flexing the biceps, for example, is an isometric exercise. Pinching & holding your shoulder blades together is a great example of a functional isometric exercise used to treat shoulder problems.

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