Isometric Routine ideas

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  1. So I've purchased this;
    https://www.worldfit.com/product-page/iso-trainer

    So I can do more proper Isometric exercises, till I decide whether I want an to purchase an Iso-chain or to just stick with the straps.

    As the moment I'm doing this routine;

    ZERO-TECH ISOS 5 drills

    5 DRILLS (A)
    1. SR pull (high) 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold your hands in a “monkey grip” above your head. Brace yourself. Once you are set, pull the hands apart with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise.
    Muscles trained: Lats, triceps, grip

    2. Door horizontal press 6 sets of 6-8 secs
    Stand sideways in a sturdy doorway and lean forward, with your glutes supported by the inner frame. Place one palm on the opposite inner frame, at about chest height. Brace the body. Once you are set, press hard forwards for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise.
    Muscles trained: Chest, shoulders, triceps, abdominals

    3. SR pull (middle) 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold your hands in a “monkey grip” in front of you. Brace yourself. Once you are set, pull the hands apart with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise.
    Muscles trained: Upper back, triceps, grip

    4. Door top press 6 sets of 6-8 secs
    Stand in a sturdy doorway, and place the palms on the upper frame. If you cannot reach the upper frame, stand on a box or stool, or on the toes. Brace the body. Once you are set, press hard upwards for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise can also be performed unilaterally.
    Muscles trained: Shoulders, triceps


    5. Wall squat 4 sets of 30 secs
    Sit down with your back against a sturdy wall. Ideally, bend the knees to a 90-degree angle, and hold the position, with your arms away from the legs. Whilst also trying to push backwards against the immovable wall as much as possible, it also veers into the static-state category of holds.

    Muscles trained: Quads, glutes, hamstrings

    5 DRILLS (B)

    1. SR press (middle) 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold your hands interlinked in front of you. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press the hands together with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise.
    Muscles trained: Chest, biceps

    2. Door horizontal row 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Stand perpendicular to a sturdy doorway, and buttress your forearm against the wall. With your other hand, grip the inner doorframe. Brace the body. Once you are set, pull hard backwards for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise.
    Muscles trained: Upper back, biceps, grip

    3. Door lateral raise 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Stand in a sturdy doorway, and place the backs of the hands on the inner frames. Brace the body. Once you are set, press hard sideways for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise can also be performed unilaterally, using the non-working hand to brace against the doorframe. Muscles trained: Shoulders

    4. SR abdominal press I 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Bend forwards, placing the palms on the knees. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press down hard on the knees. Try to use mostly abdominal force, thinking of the arms only as struts to transmit that force. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise.
    Muscles trained: Abdominals, hip flexors, chest, triceps

    5. SR thigh curl/press II 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Lie prone on the floor. Bend your legs until the shins are approximately vertical. Loop one ankle behind the other, and brace yourself. Once you are set, push back hard with the front leg, while simultaneously pulling hard with the lower leg. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. When the hold is completed, reverse legs and repeat.
    Muscles trained: Hamstrings (rear leg), quadriceps (front leg)

    So I'm struggling trying to figure out what routine I want to start of with with my Iso-trainer as looking all over YouTube amd books I have for ideas.

    Either to do any of these;







    From this guy, but add more sets to match more from the the book The Ultimate Isometrics Manual: Building Maximum Strength and Conditioning with Static Training https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08D725FW4/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_J0APKJTMJRDC3GDWPF2T

    Which goes;

    Strength: 3 Secs of 8-10 reps

    Strength/Hypertrophy: 6 Secs of 6 reps

    Hypertrophy: 20-45 Secs of 3reps

    Endurance: 60+ Secs of 4 reps

    Or to find some exercises from this book;
    Overcoming Isometrics: Isometric Exercises for Building Muscle and Strength (The Train Smarter Series) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088TB9R2S/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_8817QGCD47BV6MTW6EDV
    pick 4 exercises from the 7 section of exercise types, then to split it into 2 and alternate from each day, I.e;
    We have exercise
    A,B,C,D

    Day 1: A,B

    Day 2: C,D

    Repeat

    Or just do this to start till I can figure it out more
    With maybe doing this as well;

    Day1;
    Zero Tech Body only

    1.SR PRESS - HIGH 6 sets of 6-8 secs


    Hold your hands interlinked above your head. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press the hands together with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Shoulders, biceps

    2.SR PRESS - MIDDLE Hold 6 sets of 6-8 secs


    your hands interlinked in front of you. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press the hands together with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Chest, biceps

    3.SR PRESS - LOW 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold your hands interlinked below your navel. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press the hands together with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Chest, biceps

    4.SR PULL - HIGH 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold your hands in a “monkey grip” above your head. Brace yourself. Once you are set, pull the hands apart with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Lats, triceps, grip

    5.SR PULL - MIDDLE 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold your hands in a “monkey grip” in front of you. Brace yourself. Once you are set, pull the hands apart with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Upper back, triceps, grip

    6.SR PULL - LOW 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold your hands in a “monkey grip” below your stomach (or behind your back). Brace yourself. Once you are set, pull the hands apart with maximum force for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Can also be performed with the hands behind the back. Muscles trained: Traps, shoulders, triceps, grip

    7.SR REAR PRESS 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Place your palms or fists together, behind your back. Your arms should be well bent. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press the palms or fists together as hard as you possibly can. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. A unilateral version can be performed with the hand on the hip. This variation might suit athletes with poor flexibility or shoulder issues. Muscles trained: Upper back, lats, biceps

    8.SR ARM CURL/PRESS 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    With your hands in front of your torso, place your palms together, with the top palm facing down and the lowest palm facing up. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press the hands together as hard as possible, trying to “curl” up with the lower palm, and “press” down with the upper palm. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. When the hold is completed, reverse arms and repeat. Muscles trained: Biceps (lower arm), triceps (upper arm)

    9.SR ABDOMINAL PRESS I 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Bend forwards, placing the palms on the knees. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press down hard on the knees. Try to use mostly abdominal force, thinking of the arms only as struts to transmit that force. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Abdominals, hip flexors, chest, triceps

    10.SR ABDOMINAL PRESS II 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Lie on the floor. Bring your knees up and bend forwards, placing the palms on the knees. Brace yourself. Once you are set, press forward on the knees. Try to use mostly abdominal force, thinking of the arms only as struts to transmit that force. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Abdominals, hip flexors, chest, triceps

    11.SR THIGH CURL/PRESS I 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Lie supine on the floor. Raise your knees up above your hips, with the legs bent. Loop one ankle above the other, and brace yourself. Once you are set, push down hard with the top leg, while simultaneously pushing up hard with the lower leg. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. When the hold is completed, reverse legs and repeat. Muscles trained: Quadriceps (lower leg), hamstrings (upper leg)

    12.SR THIGH CURL/PRESS II 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Lie prone on the floor. Bend your legs until the shins are approximately vertical. Loop one ankle behind the other, and brace yourself. Once you are set, push back hard with the front leg, while simultaneously pulling hard with the lower leg. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. When the hold is completed, reverse legs and repeat. Muscles trained: Hamstrings (rear leg), quadriceps (front leg)



    13.SR NECK PRESS - REAR 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Standing up with the back straight. Cup your hands behind your neck, and brace yourself. Once you are set, push your head back for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the hold. Avoid straining on any neck exercise. Muscles trained: Posterior neck

    14.SR NECK PRESS - FRONT 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Standing up, and place your palms, fingers spread, on your forehead. Brace yourself. Once you are set, push your head forward for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the hold. Avoid straining on any neck exercise. Muscles trained: Anterior neck

    15.SR NECK PRESS - LATERAL 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Standing up and place your palm against your temple. Brace yourself. Once you are set, push your head sideways for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the hold. Repeat on the opposite side. Avoid straining on any neck exercise. Muscles trained: Lateral neck

    Day 2;

    ZERO-TECH BODY ONLY ISOTENSION

    1.CHEST ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    With the bent arms diagonally downwards and the fists and arms tensed, brace yourself. Once you are set, contract the pectorals as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the back muscles. The fists do not need to touch. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise is similar to the most muscular (a.k.a. the crab) pose in bodybuilding. Muscles trained: Chest, lats, upperback, arms

    2.BACK ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    With the bent elbows drawn horizontally backwards and the fists and arms tensed, brace yourself. Once you are set, contract the pectorals as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the chest muscles. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. The elbows do not need to go behind the body-line for maximum contraction to take place. Muscles trained: Upper-back, lats, chest, arms

    3.SHOULDER ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    With the bent arms held overhead and the fists and arms tensed, brace yourself. Once you are set, push the arms back and contract the deltoids as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the lat muscles. The fists do not need to touch. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Muscles trained: Shoulders, traps, lats, upper-back, arms

    4.LAT ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    With the arms either side of your torso, spread the scapulae (shoulder-blades) as much as possible. Tense the arms and fists, and brace yourself. Once you are set, contract the lats as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the back and shoulder girdle. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise is similar to the lat spread pose in bodybuilding. Muscles trained: Lats, back, shoulders, arms

    5.TRICEPS ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Extend your locked arms slightly behind your trunk, with the hands balled into fists. Brace yourself. Once you are set, contract the triceps as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the biceps muscles. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Squeezing the fists hard during upper-body isotension drills increases contraction through a neurological process known as irradiation. Muscles trained: Triceps, biceps

    6.BICEPS ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Lock your upper arms into position and bend the elbows at an acute angle. With the hands balled into fists, brace yourself. Once you are set, contract the biceps as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the triceps muscles. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. Squeezing the fists hard during upper-body isotension drills increases contraction through a neurological process known as irradiation. Muscles trained: Biceps, triceps

    7.ABDOMINAL ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Extend your arms in front of you, with the hands clasped or balled into fists. Brace yourself. Once you are set, exhale fully and curl your trunk forward, contracting the abdominals as hard as possible. Hold for 6-8 seconds. After the first full exhalation, breathe naturally throughout the exercise. For this movement the antagonists (the spinal erectors) do not need to fire heavily, due to the limited range-of-motion of the trunk. Muscles trained: Abdominals

    8.SPINAL ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Lie prone on the floor, with your hands behind your head and your legs stretched out. Brace yourself. Once you are set, raise your chest and legs off the ground, contracting the spinal muscles as hard as possible. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. For this movement the antagonists (the abdominals) do not need to fire heavily, due to the limited range-of-motion of the trunk. Muscles trained: Spinal erectors

    9.QUADRICEPS ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Hold on to something to keep you steady if you need to, and extend one leg out in front of you. Keeping the leg locked (or slightly kinked), brace yourself. Once you are set, contract the quadriceps as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the hamstrings. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise can be performed bilaterally, or seated. Muscles trained: Quadriceps, hamstrings

    10.HAMSTRING ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Raise one leg off the ground behind you, holding on to something to keep you steady if necessary. Keeping the leg bent around 90 degrees, brace yourself. Once you are set, contract the hamstring as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the quadriceps. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise can be performed prone. Muscles trained: Hamstrings, quadriceps

    11.CALF ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Raise your heels several inches from the ground and brace yourself. (It might prove helpful to hold onto something.) Once you are set, contract the calves as hard as possible, stabilizing the movement with the tibialis (shin muscles). Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise can be performed unilaterally, or seated. Muscles trained: Calves, tibialis

    12.FOREARM ISOTENSION 6 sets of 6-8 secs

    Extend your arms out from your torso, with the hands balled into fists. Brace yourself. Once you are set, squeeze your grip as hard as possible. Hold for 6-8 seconds. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise. This exercise is worthwhile because a strong grip irradiates to the arm and torso muscles during other isotensions. Over multiple sets, this exercise can be performed with the arms held out in different directions; up, down, out. Muscles trained: Forearms


    With those secs and sets or halve the sets to adjust for it or do 3 sets 20-45 secs with
    So what do you guys think?
     

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