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Isometrics add strength, spare joints

Posted: January 14, 2013 at 2:16 a.m.

Linda Walker does a mostly isometric exercise, the wall squat, but adds the twist of trying to march her feet sideways without letting the foam roller get away from her — which is much harder than it looks.

Linda Walker does a mostly isometric exercise, the wall squat, but adds the twist of trying to march her feet sideways without letting the foam roller get away from her — which is much harder than it looks.

It’s unfortunate that more trainers don’t use isometric exercise in today’s fitness programs. It’s a unique form of training that is particularly suited for those interested in reducing joint discomfort while building strength work into their routine.

The wall sit with roller: made easy

Pinky finds a foam roller in the bathroom and makes a mess of Matt Parrott's latest twist on isometric exercise. (By Celia Storey)
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