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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Isometric Contractions

Isometric Contractions are muscle contractions which causes the muscle length to remain the same whilst under tension. i.e. no shortening of the muscle.

Examples Include:

  • Tug of war 
  • Scrummaging in rugby 
  • Attempting to lift an immovable object 
  • Holding a weight at arm's length 
  • Strength tests in competitions such as World Strongest Man e.g. holding car batteries in front of you at arms length.

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