Human Anatomy and Physiology

Are the most body movements isotonic or isometric?

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Most body movements involve isotonic muscle contractions: the muscle fibers either lengthen or shorten as they contract.

An isometric contraction involves the muscle fibers staying the same length. Holding something steady, or pushing against a brick wall, are examples of isometric contraction.

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