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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Muscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change).

Usage examples (39)
  • Although situps can be an effective stomach exercise, I firmly believe that doing stomach isometrics is much more effective.
  • He was always trying new techniques, and he’d discovered something called isometrics, which meant, he said, working out against immovable objects.
  • O'BRIEN: ... weights, we're talking isometrics here, right?
  • Now if they could adapt those isometrics to ballet or swim exercises... for more
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