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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.

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In cases that are indicated the application of isometric exercises to upper limb and trunk in rehabilitation or training context, conscious abdominal contraction seems to be a strategy to increase the muscular activity of the anterior serratus for both exercises.
To the authors' knowledge no other studies have investigated the resting blood pressure lowering effects of simultaneous combined walking and isometric exercise (handgrip) training in young normotensive adults.
Two early studies examining the effects of isometric exercise on the incidence of hypertension demonstrated lower rates of hypertension in individuals performing occupational or whole-body isometric contractions.
People who use the remote control for isometric exercise (and that's just about everybody, and certainly every single male with power in his wrists) flip from channel to channel and see women's TV, black TV, Spanish TV, men's TV, kids' TV, military buffs' TV, and now--gay TV.
Instead, try to spread the weight of your shopping across both arms, giving you some gentle but effective isometric exercise.
In those with carbohydrate-processing disorders, rhabdomyolysis may be triggered by aerobic exercise (such as running or jumping) or isometric exercise (like pushing or pulling heavy objects, squatting or standing on tiptoes).
Kraft's experience, isometric exercise -- where muscles work against resistance to build strength -- and aerobic exercise -- which raises the heart rate -- benefit most people who are mildly affected and some people who are moderately affected.
During the immobilization stage, it is recommended to perform only isometric exercises. An isometric exercise is a slow muscle contraction that increases the tension within the muscle fiber without joint movement.
After giving rest for a few minutes, the subjects were made to perform isometric exercise at 30% of MVC till occurrence of fatigue.
Isometric exercise when performed causes an increase in intramuscular pressure, which in turn compresses blood vessels within muscles.