Used in rehabilitation
Isometric training can drastically reduce the recovery period of muscles since it’s a great way to rehabilitate your muscles and joints slowly without causing them too much of a strain or overload. Isometric exercise is usually utilized in the early phase of rehabilitation to minimize muscle atrophy when the movement of the specific body part is limited.
Before you do isometric training
As with all types of exercise, it is important that you warm up your body before you begin. During isometric training, the muscles are under tension for a longer period of time and although that tension is more constant compared to dynamic exercise, it can still be tough.
Something that’s important to know about isometric training is that your blood pressure can be raised while you perform the exercises. Therefore, it is important to consult your doctor before you do isometric training if you have problems with your blood pressure.