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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.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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Isometric exercise training lowers resting blood pressure.
Given the ability of isometric exercise to rapidly increase strength and muscle tone compared to dynamic exercise, it is surprising that it has never been used in combination with a dietary program for exercise and weight loss.
Isometric exercises that require strength, such as lifting heavy objects, squatting or standing on tiptoe, also may cause muscle damage.
Once isometric exercises are performed painlessly, start moving the joint without any external load except for the body part weight.
15,16] The effects of isometric exercise on the circulatory system are reflexively mediated; the reflex consists of two phases.
Isometric exercises were performed by them and the responses were calculated and documented.
Creatine kinase (CK) efflux from soleus muscle in the control experiment without any muscle manipulation (control), after 100 passive stretches (PS), after isometric exercise (IE) and eccentric exercise (EE) consisting of 100 contractions each, respectively.
Although a large number of studies have been conducted using isometric exercise, limited research has been completed that compares the acute cardiovascular responses to resistance exercise of younger and older adults.
Isometric exercise is of particular interest within the field of PAP research, as theoretically different contraction types could provide varying effects on both fatigue and potentiation (3).
However, the gender response and role of muscle activation during isometric exercise, in response to CAP strategies, has yet to be investigated.
5,6 Isometric exercise is a static form of exercise in which a muscle contracts and produces force without an appreciable change in the length of the muscle and without vis-ible joint motion.