Kubo and co-workers (25) showed that 12 wks of isometric training reduced the EMD of the quadriceps muscle and suggested increased stiffness of the SEC at the muscle-tendon unit to explain a faster force application to the bone.
Mechanomyographic and electromyographic responses to unilateral isometric training.
Research also supports the use of isometric training
for the upper body.
For TR group, 18 sessions of an isometric training
protocol were performed.
The purposes of this study were to investigate and to compare the effects of isometric training
and elec-trical stimulation on functional and isokinetic strength of knee extensors in healthy subjects.
lowers resting blood pressure and modulates autonomic control.
In the present investigation, it is not surprising that with isometric training
, there was a marked increase in muscle strength.
has been compared to dynamic training in terms of force production and strength through range of motion (ROM).
1) Some people feel that the rapid increase in strength due to isometric training
is just a change in the elastic properties of muscle.
1963) Specificity of strength changes of the exercised and non-exercised limb following isometric training
1998) and only one used isometric training