Isometric exercises are a game changer. Unfortunately, overlooked isometrics are proven to have excellent performance benefits to keep you progressing. Take a look why isometric exercises and variations can help take you to the next level!
1. Builds Muscle
Isometrics are excellent for building solid and functional muscle. Isometrics target the fast-twitch muscle fiber which are crucial if you are a strength based athlete. Also, fast twitch muscle fibers have the most potential for growth as well.
2. Builds Strength
Isometrics recruit and trains high amounts of motor units within the muscle. Numerous scientific studies conclude big strength gains with consistent isometric workouts.
3. Melts Fat
Isometrics are used in many high intensity formats that are perfect for revving up your metabolism and torching fat.
4. Protects and promotes healing for your joints
Did you know Isometrics are often used for rehabilitating injuries? The perfect mix of being able to re-teach the muscle to contract as well as strengthening muscles around the joint. And of course, a huge perk is that Isometrics have zero momentum and muscle lengthening throughout the exercise.
5. Quick and Effective
Isometrics can be done anywhere with or without equipment. Also, the workouts are high intensity short bursts, so they are super quick and extremely effective.
6. Good for your circulatory system
Surprisingly, studies have shown that isometrics lower blood pressure. When you are tensing your muscles during Isometrics your blood vessels quickly adapt to become stronger and provide better blood flow.
Examples of Isometric exercises are plank variations, wall sit variations, holding weights (or just body weight) in a challenging joint angle.
Example Isometric Exercises:
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