It may seem strange, but you can gain strength without moving your body. In fact, if you take into account the so-called isometric exercises, then this is usually a complete reality.
“Exercises in which the muscles contract without changing the angle of the joints are called isometric. That’s what happens when you contract your biceps without moving your arm, instead of lifting a weight with it,” El Diaro explained.
As such, “this is what bodybuilders have to do in competition: on stage, all the muscles in their body contract and of course they eventually get tired.”
Who benefits from isometric exercises?
“Isometric exercises can help those people who do not like going to the gym to become stronger. By themselves, they are not enough to get an athletic body, but in combination with other, more dynamic exercises, they improve the results of each of them.
According to recently published studies, “the presence of strong and large muscles contributes to longevity and more importantly, that this longer life be more healthy and disease-free,” given the strength gained through exercise.
“Strengthening exercise can prevent the onset of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and even neurodegenerative diseases.”
deep squat “This is a variation on the traditional squat where you bring your buttocks as close to your heels as possible. Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and gradually lower your body until your buttocks are as close to your heels as possible, always keeping the sole of your foot on the ground without lifting your heels.
bicep contraction (bicep hold). At the same time, “with a dumbbell in your hand or with a rubber band fixed or held under your legs for tension, bend your elbow to 90 degrees and hold this position, not allowing your arm to move up or down.”
Hang on your hands. “This is a grip strength test and exercise, an important indicator of your fitness. To begin, you grab the high bar with both hands and allow your body to hang with your arms fully extended, holding this position for as long as possible.