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Isometric exercises: Definition, benefits, and examples

Isometric exercises are exercises that involve the contraction of muscles without any movement in the surrounding joints. The constant tension on the muscles may help improve muscle endurance and support dynamic exercises.

Most muscle strengthening exercises involve moving the joints, using the muscles to push or pull against resistance. However, isometric exercises involve holding static positions for long periods of time.

This article will discuss what isometric exercises are and provide some examples.

Isometric exercises place tension on particular muscles without moving the surrounding joints. By applying constant tension to the muscles, isometric exercises can be useful for improving physical endurance and posture by strengthening and stabilizing the muscles.

There are two types of muscle contraction: isotonic and isometric. Isotonic contractions occur when muscles become shorter or longer against resistance, and tension remains the same. Isometric contractions occur when tension increases but the muscle remains at a constant length.

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The Scott House: A $7 million renovation is now complete on ‘one of Richmond’s supreme examples of Edwardian architecture’ | Great Homes of Richmond

The Scotts, who had previously lived in a nearby townhouse, knew the firm’s principals, William Noland and Henry Baskervill, socially, and they attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Noland.

The Scotts first asked Noland & Baskervill to design a striking Norman Revival-style carriage house.  Then work shifted to the house itself.

The firm produced floorplan and elevation drawings for the house in 1907, but it continued to make design changes and detail drawings up to 1910.  The Scotts moved into the house on Dec. 10, 1910.

Although the house appears to be two stories tall from the street, it actually has three stories – and more than 18,700 square feet of living space.

A revolutionary statement

“When it was completed, the Scott House was a revolutionary architectural statement,” Novelli said.  “With its tall classical columns and light-colored stone cladding, it was a striking contrast to the medieval towers and turrets

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