Aerobic Exercise: Exercise designed to enhance circulatory and respiratory system by performing an activity that involves a large group of muscles, such as cycling, running, swimming, jogging, or walking, the . . . View Full Definition
Isometric Exercise: Muscular contraction where muscle maintains a constant length and joints do not move. These exercises are usually performed against a wall or other immovable object.
Isotonic Exercise: Muscular action in which there is a change in length of muscle and weight, keeping tension constant. Lifting free weights is a classic isotonic exercise.
Isolation Exercise: Weight lifting exercise that stimulate just a single muscle group. Good for defining a muscle.
Low-Impact Aerobics: A traditional dance-inspired routine in which you always have one foot on the floor ó you donít do any jumping or hopping. High/low combines the two types of routines.
High-Impact Aerobics: A traditional dance-inspired routine that involves jumping or hopping and moves at a slower pace than low-impact aerobics. High/low combines the two types of routines.
Eye Exercises: A warm-up pose. Roll your eyes in different directions. Rub your eyes with warm palms.
Floor Exercises: Also called mat class. In these classes, we work on the floor using our own bodies for resistance.
Neck Exercises: A warm-up pose. Drop your head and slowly make a circle with your neck.
Plyometric Exercise: A technique that includes specific exercises which encompass a rapid stretch of a muscle eccentrically, followed immediately by a rapid concentric contraction of that muscle for the purpose . . . View Full Definition
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