Isometrics. What?

Have you been wondering what “barre” is all about? You’ve heard the buzz and want to know why this is different then your gym workout? Well, the main idea behind the success of barre is the small tiny movements, called isometric contractions, or isometrics. The Wikipedia definition is: “Isometric exercise or isometrics are a type of strength training in which the

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What are Isometric Exercises?

Isometric movements are the main focus of barre class. We hear about “isometrics”, but what does that actually mean? I will be brief and simple in my explanation.  There are three types of muscle movement; concentric, eccentric and isometric. Concentric movement is the shortening of the muscle.  The Eccentric movement is the lengthening of the muscle. Isometric is the hold of

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