Fitness Friday: Unlocking the Secrets of Isometric Exercise
Rachel Maxwell from Hotworx in Lexington shows Tyler Ryan some basic isometric routines, and the benefits of the methods
LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – Isometric exercise is when you contract a muscle and hold. According to HOTWORX Lexington owner Rachel Maxwell, it promotes muscular endurance, joint stability and strength gains through muscle activation. It’s a low impact method of training and is very joint-friendly. The American Heart Association did a study several years ago that showed isometric training as even more effective than aerobic or resistance training for lowering blood pressure.