Isometric is a term used to describe the tension in a joint and/or muscle relationship...
Iso is latin for same... so Isometric means same tension or length...
Iso = Same + Metric = Length (i.e. no movement)
Isometric resistance Training is a fun, challenging, and a sustainable form of exercise that you can do anywhere with very little equipment. Your body is the load and time is your intensity.
Benefits of Isometric Training:
Decrease Blood Pressure
Decrease Body Fat Composition
Increase Joint Stability
Decrease Joint Pain
Decrease Cellular Inflammation due to Exercise
Increase Muscle & Nerve Activation
Safest form of Strength/ Resistance Training (No movement or momentum)
Can be done at any level
Can be done anywhere with no addition equipment
Increase Bone Density
An examples of isometric exercises are: Plank or Wall Squat
Time Under Tension Progressions:
6x10sec. (60sec TUT volume)
4x20sec. (80sec TUT volume)
3x30sec. (90sec TUT volume)
3x40sec. (120sec TUT volume)
6x30sec. (180sec TUT volume)
3x60sec. (180sec TUT volume)
2x90sec. (180sec TUT volume)