isokinetic exercise

isokinetic exercise

isokinetic exercise [ahy-soh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] Word Origin noun

  1. exercise or a program of exercises to increase muscular strength, power, and endurance based on lifting, pulling, or pushing variable weight or resistance at a constant speed.
  2. any specific exercise of this type.

Origin of isokinetic exercise First recorded in 1955–60; iso- + kinetic isokinetic exercise in Medicine isokinetic exercise [ī′sō-kə-nĕt′ĭk, -kī-] n.

  1. Exercise performed using a specialized apparatus that provides variable resistance to a movement, so that no matter how much effort is exerted, the movement takes place at a constant speed.

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