What are Isotonic Exercises?

May 24, 2012 by  
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Article by Josh Spaulding

What are Isotonic Exercises? – Health

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Isotonic exercises are a specific type of exercise that uses controlled contractions of muscles. During an isotonic exercise, you hold the tension consistently throughout the exercise. A good example of isotonic exercise is weight lifting. During weight lifting exercises, you contract a muscle as you lift a weight. Isotonic exercises help develop muscle tone and improve joint functioning.

Isotonic exercises are very popular because they produce results. They are normally done with free weights (also called dumbbells), barbells or fixed equipment. The contractions that are completed when using the resistance equipment help build the muscle. Each exercise motion is done for a specific number of repetitions during the exercise session.

Isotonic exercises are easy to do because they are inexpensive. A set of simple hand weights can be enough to get measurable results, particularly for people who are new to exercising. Although there are certainly a lot of expensive equipment pieces that can help with isotonic exercises, they aren’t always necessary.

With this form of exercise, you can do a broad range of exercises. There are isotonic movements for each major muscle group of the body. The exercises will have you standing, sitting, lying down and doing a wide variety of other movements. It’s very hard to get bored with an isotonic exercise program because there is so much to do. You can isolate one specific part of your body for training or do a variety of exercises for a full body workout.

You can get started with isotonic exercises by purchasing some dumbbells and looking up exercise movements online. Thanks to online videos you can now see the exact type of movements to perform without ever having to set foot in a gym. Start out with an exercise for each major muscle group and then grow your exercise practice from there.

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To learn more exercise tips from a former U.S. Army Sergeant, visit http://www.CrackerjackFitness.com/ where you can find more information on Isotonic Exercises and much more!

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