rayzentz at aim.com
rayzentz at aim.com
Mon Dec 15 17:35:21 EST 2008
Not knowing how severe your RA is, it would be hard to say. As a general rule, doing weight training correctly also improves your flexibility, or at least keeps it. Pain from the arthritis becomes an issue, and that depends on personal tolerance. Years ago, I did work with several ladies with arthritis, and we did weight training (with very light weights, I might add) in a pool. We were able to work extensively on proper form, without excessive stress on joints. "course, it did require a bit of specialized equipment, but seemed to help them.
I would give you, just opinion, as my certification is no longer valid, no restrictions other than those imposed by your own pain tolerance, PROVIDED you do any exercises with perfect form, to minimize any types of injury. For that purpose, a professional trainer would be ideal. Learn the techniques correctly, then fire him <g> As always, consult your physician first, before starting any program. yep, I know, the warning...
From: EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Fitness
rayzentz at aim.com wrote:
This is where the "both sides of a joint" comes in. Some work is a
very repetitive movement that emphasizes only a limited set of
muscles. This needs to be corrected by exercises that will work other
muscles, and especially those that counter the muscles already being
exercised by the work being done.
k, so Ray, what kind of limitations would you put on me, someone with RA?
> In my opinion, the best exercise for overall fitness, working all
muscle groups, and cardio-vascular improvement is swimming.?
Swimming, not floating. There is a difference... <g>
that would be ideal...
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