isometrics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1962 exercise or a system of exercises in which opposing muscles are so contracted that there is little shortening but a great increase in tone of muscle fibers involved

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  • isometrics — i so*met rics, n. Same as {isometric exercise}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isometrics — (n.) 1962, American English, from ISOMETRIC (Cf. isometric); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • isometrics — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isometrics — [[t]a͟ɪsəme̱trɪks[/t]] N PLURAL (The form isometric is used as a modifier.) Isometrics or isometric exercises are exercises in which you make your muscles work against each other or against something else, for example by pressing your hands… …   English dictionary

  • isometrics — i·so·met·rics (ī sə mĕtʹrĭks) n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Exercise or a system of exercises in which isometric muscular contraction is used to strengthen and tone muscles, performed by the exertion of effort against resistance, usually of… …   Universalium

  • isometrics — iso·met·rics .ī sə me triks n pl but sing or pl in constr isometric exercise or an isometric system of exercises * * * see isometric exercises …   Medical dictionary

  • isometrics — i|so|met|rics [ˌaısəˈmetrıks] n [plural] [Date: 1800 1900; : Greek; Origin: isometria equal measure ] exercises that make your muscles stronger by pushing against each other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • isometrics — i|so|met|rics [ ,aısə metrıks ] noun plural physical exercises in which you make your muscles stronger by pushing your arms or other parts of your body against each other or against something fixed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • isometrics — n. muscle strengthening exercises performed by pushing a muscle or body part against an immovable object …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isometrics — plural noun a system of physical exercises in which muscles are caused to act against each other or against a fixed object …   English new terms dictionary

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