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Isotonic Exercise

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Isotonic exercise is a very popular form of muscle strengthening.


Isotonic exercise can be carried out either with:

As each muscle moves through its complete range, isotonic contraction creates tension with maximum effort at the beginning and end of each exercise.

Advantages of isotonic training:

Exercising with dumbbells

  1. Relatively inexpensive
  2. Broad range of exercises
  3. Ability to exercise all major muscle groups

Disadvantages of isotonic training:

  1. Uneven force throughout each exercise.
  2. Exercises may not fully strengthen each muscle group.

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