isometric exercise
isometric exercise i`so*met"ric ex"er*cise, n. A system of exercise to strengthen specific muscles of the body by pushing parts of the body (such as the two hands) strongly against each other, or against a fixed object, so that the muscles are strongly stressed, but are stretched only a little. It is claimed to produce strength in the muscles thus exercised. Also called {isometrics}. [PJC]

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