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Isometric exercise
also called "isometrics" are a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction (compared to concentric or eccentric contractions and has 4 more synonyms

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  1. NASA has researched the use of isometrics in preventing muscle atrophy experienced by astronauts as a result of living in a zero gravity environment

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  2. called isotonic movements)

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  3. are done in static positions, rather than being dynamic through a range of motion

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  4. The joint and muscle are either worked against an immovable force (overcoming isometric) or are held in a static position while opposed by resistance (yielding isometric)

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  5. a form of exercise involving the static contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint

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