Isometric Exercises can be divided into three main categories;
To help you on your quest to total body transformation and mastery here are some great Isometric Exercises. I'm going to focus on pure Isometrics or Muscle Control in this article. If you need more information on any topics like weight lifting and strength training just check out the articles page.
Muscle Control was the method used primarily by the old time physical culturists like Maxick and Maxalding as well as the late Great Charles Atlas. Muscle control was based on Isometrics without the aid of weights. They focused on the voluntary contraction of a specific muscle. And they did it like this –
Select a muscle. Let’s say the Biceps at the front of the arm. Below are two photos of Maxick peforming a stand alone bicep contraction.
Bicep shown from the front
Bicep shown from the inside
Now I’d like you to do this with me, okay.
Let’s work a larger muscle!
How about the Quadriceps, the large muscles on the front of your legs. Below is another photo of the Great Maxick demonstrating a quadriceps extention, just like the one you will perform shortly.
Quadricpes shown from the front
Feel the blood rush and the deep sense of relaxation that accompanies each contraction and relaxation? It’s like stretching the whole body first thing in the morning! That is the way exercise is meant to feel – a pleasant, enjoyable experience that leaves you feeling invigorated and refreshed! This feeling is caused by the release of special chemicals called endorphins. These natural feel good vibes are you bodies way of encouraging you to do this!
If you really want to realese your potential and enjoy the natural buzz exercise brings you should consider training with me using online personal training. You can learn more about what online personal training is, and if it's right for you, by clicking here.
You can also learn more exercises for every body part here
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