Isometric exercises are performed when the muscle length remains the same for the whole duration. Isometric exercises are beneficial because they do not add a lot of stress to your joints. They are great for use in rehabilitation and for increasing your strength. An example of isometric exercise would be to push together your hands exerting a lot of force out in front of your chest. Or placing you hands on a brick wall and trying to push as hard as you can. If you push as hard as you can you will quickly get exhausted and have to take a break in a matter of seconds. Another great way to get a full body isometric exercise workout in LESS than 2 minutes per week (that's not a typo), is to workout on a 1 REP GYM.
Chiropractors can't believe results using isometric based exercise protocol Measured Intensity Training and the 1 REP GYM. Click "download file" below to open video in new window.