Today, there are thousands of exercises at our disposal however that doesn’t mean all exercises are functional or beneficial for everyone. With this thought in mind, we decided to focus this article on isometric exercises which is a great option for individuals with arthritis, injury, or those just looking to maintain strength. Keep reading if you’re interested in finding out more about this interesting exercise.
How it works:
Isometric exercises are contractions of a particular muscle or group of muscles. What’s unique about this exercise is that it does not noticeably change muscle length or affect the joint. Isometric exercise is performed in one position without movement, meaning improved strength is localized to only one particular position.
This type of exercise is great at improving stability. Which is also why this exercise is helpful to those with limited mobility, arthritis, and injury.
Studies have also shown that isometric exercises may also help lower your blood pressure.
Word to the wise:
Take your time, start slow, and consult a doctor if necessary before engaging in this workout or adding it to your routine.
If you’re looking for something new to add to your routine or need an exercise that accommodates to injury and other conditions than isometric exercises may just be the workout for you. It should be noted that strength is only gained by the muscles engaged in the exercise so different movements and positions are needed to gain stability in a wider range of muscle groups.