ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION

muscle contraction in which tension occurs but the muscle doesn't shorten, for example, when a weightlifter grasps a barbell.

ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION: "Isometric Contraction is when a muscle contraction develops but the muscle doesn't shorten."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/isometric-contraction/ (accessed September 24, 2020).
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