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Isotonic & Isometric Muscles

There are two types of muscle contractions

Isotonic which is a voluntary muscle contraction that causes movement

Two types of isotonic are concentric and eccentric

Concentric – the muscle shortens as it works

Eccentric – the muscle lengthens as it works

Isometric which is a voluntary in which no movement occurs

For example, when you curl a dumbbell and hold it at 90 degrees

 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Exercise?

Want to be sharper at work? Feel less tired at home? Spend some quality time with your spouse? How about enjoying a cookie without guilt?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions (and who wouldn’t?), exercise is the answer.

Being physically active offers benefits far beyond the obvious. (Of course, an improved physique and a clean bill of health aren’t too shabby, either.) Continue reading “10 Reasons Why You Should Exercise?”