Static Exercises – 2 Effective Isometric Exercises to Build a Strong Fit Body!

Remember the basic rule of strength. Strength is built by tensing up the muscles. You tension the muscles by either statically tightening them or by applying an outside force of some kind for you to move (like lifting weights). Take a look at the following 2 exercises that do not require you to move or change the angle of the muscle at all, but will make you hurt and sweat just as much!

1. Body Planks: You have probably seen this particular core strengthening exercise before. To execute this particular exercise you must simply get on the ground in a prone position (face down). From here you want to pop up on your forearms and the balls of your feet with your body suspended above the ground like a bridge. Your body should be a straight line from your shoulders to your feet. You should be straight and rigid just like a bridge. To get the most from this drill execute each of your sets by time. Get a stopwatch or timer and time yourself for 1 minute to start and steadily increase your time as you get better at doing the drill.

2. Holding Squats: You will really be glad to finish this particular exercise. This exercise is great for constructing lean muscle mass in your glutes, hips, and thighs. You simply want to stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width distance when you start this drill. From here squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. You will want to hold this for time as well. Just like the planks start with a minute and steadily increase your time as you get better at the isometric movement.

Source by Brandon Richey

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