Isometric exercises are power exercises during which the length of your muscle does not change and the joints do not move. You just freeze in a certain position for a certain time. Either your muscles contract as a result of resistance from an object and you fix this position for a while.
Isometric exercises develop endurance, tone, strengthen your muscles and increase their volume. They are part of various strength training sessions and special training programs for the military. These exercises were used in his trainings by Alexander Ivanovich Sass (also known as Iron Samson), who was awarded the title “The Strongest Man on Earth”. With his own weight not exceeding 75 kilograms, Samson could lift a horse. This man became the founder of isometric exercises.
Saving time. During training in the fitness room a lot of time is spent on rest between approaches and exercises. As a result, the total time of direct workout of the muscles is much less than the time of training. By performing isometric exercises, even with a shorter workout, the same amount of muscle workout time is achieved.
Availability. No additional equipment is required for the exercises. It is enough to have a desire and a chain – a tight towel or something else you can’t break with your hands.
Rapid recovery. After a full workout in the gym it will take 24-48 hours to fully recover. Sometimes it takes even more time to ease muscle pain. Isometric exercises do not damage muscle tissues much, so you can train regularly, achieving faster progress.