Isometric exercises involve using the muscles of the body against themselves in order to produce resistance that is equivalent to weight lifting exercises. In contrast to dynamic tension exercises, isometric exercises are static and do not involve any movement. Isometric exercises are usually body weight exercises that do not use equipment such as dumbbells. In addition, many isometric exercises can be done "secretly" (discreetly) at home and at work without any equipment… or people wondering why you are doing push-ups in the office!
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Examples of Isometric Exercises - Exercises include videos & instructions
Horse Riding Stance - This traditional martial arts stance is often used as an isometric exercise to help strengthen your leg muscles. Examples include the Shotokan Kiba Dachi and Taekwondo Horse Stance or Jo Choom Seogi.
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