Isometric Exercises

List of Isometric Exercises

This page provides a list of isometric exercises that can be done at home, the office or the dojo. These exercises are strength training routines often used in martial arts such as Karate and Kung Fu.

Isometric exercises involve using the muscles of the body against themselves in order to produce resistance that is equivalent to weight lifting exercises. In contrast to dynamic tension exercises, isometric exercises are static and do not involve any movement. Isometric exercises are usually body weight exercises that do not use equipment such as dumbbells. In addition, many isometric exercises can be done “secretly” (discreetly) at home and at work without any equipment… or people wondering why you are doing push-ups in the office!

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting any stretching or exercise program. For additional stretches and exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Physical Fitness section.

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Examples of Isometric Exercises – Exercises include videos & instructions

Instructional Videos for Isometric Training

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