isometric exercise

  1. exercise or a program of exercises to strengthen specific muscles or shape the figure by pitting one muscle or part of the body against another or against an immovable object in a strong but motionless action, as by pressing the fist of one hand against the palm of the other or against a desk.

  2. any specific exercise of this type.

Origin of isometric exercise

First recorded in 1965–70

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