Definition: Isometric Muscle Contraction

Isometric Muscle Contraction: An isometric muscle contraction when your muscle contracts, but does not change in length. A common example of an isometric muscle contraction is hanging from a chin-up bar with your arms bent at 90 degrees. In this case the bicep muscle contracts, but does not change in length because you’re not moving up or down. Examples in gymnastics would include and iron cross An example is any static hold (L sit, iron cross, etc)

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