The isometric or static calisthenics exercises are the ones in which the athlete remains in the same position while performing the element. When performing static exercises the muscle length doesn't noticeably change along the execution (static muscle contraction). These types of exercises are good for maintaining the strength but are not ideal for building more strength. There are two main types of isometric exercises:
- Holds: maintaining a position for a certain amount of time (holding a front lever).
- Pulls & Pushes: maintaining a certain position while preloading the muscles in order to perform a greater force (getting ready to jump would be an example of a preparatory isometric press).
In this section there will also appear dynamic exercises that are good in order to progress and get better at static elements (basically concentric and eccentric movements).