Fitness: Exercises for those with “limited” mobility

Seated Aerobic and Strength Training Exercises for Those with Limited Mobility fitness.mercola.com
“..Sitting for extended periods of time is an independent risk factor for poor health. Even if you are very fit, sitting all day can increase your risk for disease. I often recommend that seniors safely incorporate some high-intensity exercise and strength training into their weekly regimen.

I also strongly urge everyone — regardless of age and fitness level — to stand up and walk as much as possible, to avoid the health hazards associated with chronic sitting.

However, many are simply too old, frail, or disabled to even consider a high intensity program. Some cannot even stand. So what are the wheelchair bound supposed to do? Don’t resign yourself to doing nothing! This article is for you. I believe it’s never too late to start exercising. My mother didn’t start working out until she was 74 years old, and while she was initially hesitant, she now loves her workouts and has gained significant benefits in the years since. ..”

20 or 40min Intense Seated Workout for Disabled, Injured … – YouTube

Abs

Abs Exercises for Disabled or Wheelchair users – YouTube

Lower Body
*see Fitness: Lower Body Exercises for those with “limited” mobility & Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Wheelchair Focus

300 workout in a wheelchair – YouTube

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Fitness: Various Exercises for the Hip

Hip Joint – Anatomy Pictures and Information – Human Anatomy innerbody.com › Skeletal System › Bones of the Leg and Foot innerbody.com
“…is one of the most important joints in the human body. It allows us to walk, run, and jump. It bears our body’s weight and the force of the strong muscles of the hip and leg. Yet the hip joint is also one of our most flexible joints and allows a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body except for the shoulder.

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket synovial joint formed between the os coxa (hip bone) and the femur. A round, cup-shaped structure on the os coax, known as the acetabulum, forms the socket for the hip joint. The rounded head of the femur…..”
Hip and thigh (Anatomy) – Study Guide | Kenhub kenhub.com
Muscles of the Hip? innerbody.com
“…
The hip joint is one of the most flexible joints in the entire human body. The many muscles of the hip provide movement, strength, and stability to the hip joint and the bones of the hip and thigh. These muscles can be grouped based upon their location and function. The four groups are the anterior group, the posterior group, adductor group, and finally the abductor group…”

Muscles of the Hip and Thigh – Human Anatomy | Kenhub

Kinesiology of the Hip:
By Brent Brookbush MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS brentbrookbush.com

1. FLEXION

a. Biomechanics

What Are the 3 Main Hip Flexor Muscles?
by STEPHANIE CHANDLER Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com


Hip Flexor animation and tightness
https://youtu.be/8HDiQ4uHGYk
What Are the 3 Main Hip Flexor Muscles?
by STEPHANIE CHANDLER Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com
‘…Iliopsoas..Sartorius…Rectus Femoris..”

b. Fitness/Exercises
*see Medical: Parts of the Muscular System goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

8 Hip Flexor Stretches and Exercises for Healthy Hips sparkpeople.com
“..The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thigh muscles (rectus femoris, Sartorius and tensor fasciae latae), and the inner thigh muscles (adductor longus and brevis, pectineus and gracilis).

Tight hip flexors are a common problem among those of us who spend a lot of the day sitting at a desk. When you spend a lot of time in a seated position, the hip flexors remain in a shortened position. Over time, the shortened muscles become “tight,” which leads to its own set of problems…”

Problems: Sitting too much will increase lower back pain due to constant stretch of back muscles (e.g. Simple Test To See If You Have Tight Hip Flexors from youtube.com
)

11 Exercises to Boost Hip Strength By Dan Kehlenbach active.com

2. Extension

a. Bio Mechanics

Muscles Used in Hip Extension by AUBREY BAILEY Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015 livestrong.com
“…Gluteus Maximus…Hamstrings..”

=>Posterior

(1)=>Glutes

(a) Fitness

The 17 Best Glutes Exercises .menshealth.com
Target your body’s largest and most powerful muscle group with these expert-approved moves

Exercise n. 6- Hip extension backward leg lifts – YouTube=

Also: Indoor cycling, power walking in steep inclines, running, stair climbing, etc..

(2) =>Hamstrings


(a). Fitness

Bodybuilding.com’s 10 Highest-Rated Hamstring Exercises Matt Biss March 01, 2016 • 3 min read bodybuilding.com
“…Most people think hamstrings only serve one function: knee flexion. In reality, the hamstrings are not one single muscle, but a group of muscles with multiple functions. The hammies’ most important function is hip extension, which is vital for explosiveness, sprinting, jumping, and even low-back health…”

At Home Hamstring Workout Video – Hamstring Exercises with No Equipment

Hamstrings Workout At Home | 5 Killer Exercises For Bigger And Stronger Hamstrings

Supine Ball Leg Curl for Strong Hamstrings, from youtube.com

3. Abduction

a. Bio Mechanics

Gluteus Medius sportsinjuryclinic.net
Gluteus Medius Muscle
“..
Gluteus Medius is an important muscle in controlling the level of the hips. Weaknesses in gluteus medius often result in a trendelenburg sign, an abnormal gait cycle where the hip of the swinging leg drops down, rather than raises up. This results in increased degrees of knee flexion in order to clear the ground….”

b. Strengthening

Stability Exercise – Side Lying Hip Abduction

4. Hip Rotation

a. Bio Mechanics

Hip External Rotators exrx.net

06 Hip external rotation – YouTube

b. Exercises-stretching
*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com


External Hip Rotator Stretches
by JOSHUA MCCARRON Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com
Hip External Rotation Exercise youtube.com
*helps with knee stress from collapse legs
Hip External Rotator Strengthening Exercise from youtube.com

5. Hip Adduction

a. Bio Mechanics

Anatomy of the Hip Adductors – Human Anatomy | Kenhub – YouTube

b. Strengthening

Side Lying Adductor Leg Raise Exercise

c. Stretches

PNF Stretching for the Adductors Muscles – Kinetic Health

*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

c. Exercises

Misc.

10-Minute Hips Workout By Betsy Stephens; Photos by Susan Pittard fitnessmagazine.com

Do this 10-minute hips workout developed by Marcus Minier, exercise physiologist at The Gym in New York City, three times a week along with five days of cardio, and we guarantee that you’ll have the slimmer hips you deserve in no time!

Hip Mobility Routine: 8 Exercises to Do Daily for Flexibility, Less Pain, and Ease of Movement

“GMB Fitness
Published on Aug 12, 2014
More detailed instruction here: https://gmb.io/hip-mobility/

Tight hips are extremely common, especially since most of us spend our days sitting, sitting, and sitting some more. This tightens the hip flexors and makes it difficult to get the most out of this incredibly important joint.

This sequence will help you loosen up your hips nicely.

Less tension in the hips can help reduce back pain and overall stiffness. You’ll also notice greater ease of movement in all your physical activities.

You can practice this routine everyday – it only takes a few minutes 🙂

If any position is painful, back off and just do what you can. Over time, your range of motion will increase. Don’t compare yourself to the guy in the video – he’s been doing this a loooooong time. Just play your own game and use this demonstration as a guide to find your own range for the best stretch. “
*see Supine medicinenet.com: “… With the back or dorsal surface downward. A person who is supine is lying face up. As opposed to prone…”

20 Hip Mobility Exercises – Hip Stretches

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Fitness: Kinesiology-Kinematic Exercise Types

Major Muscle Groups and Associated Exercises

Forces
*see Medical: Parts of the Muscular System goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Obey the Law! The Laws of Motion, That Is. April Merritt // 4/19/2010 acefitness.org
“…Newton’s first law, the law of inertia, states that a body at rest will stay at rest and a body in motion will stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force. Law one also states that a body’s inertia is proportional to its mass (a heavier object is harder to get moving than a lighter object). So how does this relate to the fitness professional? Weight lifting! Starting a bicep curl with a 15 pound weight is going to be harder than starting a bicep curl with a 2 pound weight…

Newton’s second law, the law of acceleration, states that a force acting on a body in a given direction is equal to the body’s mass multiplied by the body’s acceleration in that direction. (Force = mass x acceleration) How can we apply that to fitness? With soccer, the more force you exert during a kick, the faster the acceleration of the ball. This means when the ball leaves your foot, it is going to travel faster and farther. A dainty kick (little force) means less acceleration. An ‘I mean business’ kick (more force) will mean greater acceleration. In this case the mass, the soccer ball, remains the same in both examples…

in terms of weight training. If you ‘cheat’ by initiating a lifting movement with momentum from a body part other than the one you are focusing on, the momentum of the moving weight may be greater than the muscle’s ability to decelerate and stop it. ..

..Finally, Newton’s third law is commonly referred to as the law of reaction – every applied force is accompanied by an equal and opposite reaction force. Say it with me ‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’. With fitness we talk about this in regards to impact forces when jogging, doing plyometrics, or step class. Step training remains popular even though the magnitude of the ground-reaction forces associated with each step place the student as risk for a variety of overuse injury. Using a ten inch step is going to result in greater impact forces than using a 2 inch step. When we ‘land’ we exert a force on the ground…”
*see Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors

Multi-Planar

What is Multi-planar Movement e4lacademy.com
“..Three primary planes of motion in which the body can move:

•Sagittal = Forwards and Backwards

•Frontal = Side to Side

•Transversal = Rotationally

Exercises and movement in general, can then be classed as multi-planar if they occur through 2 or more planes of motion…”

Multiplanar Exercise by BETHANY KOCHAN Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com
“Your body does not move in just one direction. You can move forward, back, side to side and even rotate. Sometimes you perform these motions at the same time at different joints of your body. These movements happen in different planes of motion and are called mulitplanar. You can incorporate multiplanar exercises into your workouts as a way to enhance movement, fitness and performance…”
What is Pronation and Supination of the Forearm?, from youtube.com

Muscle Contraction Types
https://youtu.be/T3OiOJ6-x34
“ORTHOfilms
Published on Dec 13, 2013
An animated description of isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic muscle contractions.

Visit http://www.orthofilms.com for more videos and info. “

The Muscular System Explained In 6 Minutes

Kinesiology: The Study of Human Motion hawaiianshirtray.com
“…

Biomechanics is the study of movement involved in strength exercise or in the execution of a sport skill. Biomechanics focuses on the physical factors with movement by applying scientific laws. With these applications, it looks at what takes place during an exercise and the role that each key joint and muscle plays. The scenic laws incorporate such physical factors as speed, mass, acceleration, levers, and force of the particular movement. Biomechanics explains the “why” of a movement and “how” the movement can be improved through science-based modifications.

Together, kinesiology and biomechanics can help you determine what exercises are appropriate, how to create a workout plan, the effectiveness of your execution of the exercise, and how safe they are for the sports that you participate in. Biomechanics is the execution of doing an exercise most effectively, while kinesiology tells which muscles are involved in the particular actions…”

The Three Types of Muscle Contractions

There are three types of muscle contractions: 1) Concentric Contraction, 2) Eccentric Contraction, and 3) Isometric Contraction. Lets take a look at each.

The Three Types of Muscle Contractions

1) Concentric Contraction: In a concentric contraction the muscles shorten to produce movement. Motion takes place by the muscle contracting and overcoming a resistance which sets the resistance in motion. The typical way it is measured is by the amount of weight that can be overcome in one repetition. An example of a concentric movement is doing a bicep curl with a weight. The upward motion is the concentric muscle action.

2) Eccentric Contraction: In an eccentric contraction the muscle lengthens as it contracts. The eccentric contraction plays the important role of controlling and stopping movement and prepares the muscle for an explosive type of contraction. An eccentric contraction can generate up to 50 percent greater tension than the concentric contraction. An example of a concentric movement is doing a bicep curl with a weight. The downward motion is the concentric muscle action.

3) Isometric Contraction: In an isometric contraction there is strength exhibited but no movement of the limb. The muscle does develop tension and some contraction of the fibers and tendons, but there is no movement. Isometric contractions play a large roll in the stabilization in the joints of our body. Two examples of an isometric contraction are: 1) Doing a bicep curl but just holding the weight with your elbow bent at 90 degrees (there is no movement), and 2) Doing a standing overhead press. Your back and oblique muscles tighten up to stabilize your body while performing the exercise. Although the muscles used in isometric contractions and stabilization can become pretty well developed, it it not as effective as a concentric contraction in developing muscle mass and strength.
..”

7 Isometric Exercises for a Full-Body Workout active.com
“…It’s called isometrics. In these exercises, your muscles tense up, but don’t actually move. Say what? Imagine pressing your hands together in a prayer position as hard as you can for 10 seconds. You’ll feel tension in your chest and arms, yet your arms didn’t move at all. There—you just did an isometric exercise. Holding a plank is another example you’re likely familiar with. And if you’ve ever taken a barre class, you know how hard it can be to simply hold still while your muscles are contracted.

In positions like these, the muscle fibers are activated but since there are equal forces against each other, there is no movement. (Compare this to picking up a 20-pound dumbbell to do biceps curls—the force of the weight pushing down is less than the force you are using to lift the weight up.)

With isometrics, you can take a break from jumping on boxes, lifting heavy weights, or doing endless crunches (your lower back will thank you). And the best part? Isometric exercises have been found to help take off inches around your waist, increase overall strength, and even decrease high blood pressure. ..”

This Happens to Your Stomach Fat When You Plank – 6 Good Reasons Why You Should Do Plank Daily

Isotonic & Isometric Contractions

Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise – ppt video online download slideplayer.com

12:06-Pennation Muscle fibers

Shapes of Skeletal Muscle teachpe.com
“..

What are the different shapes of muscle? There are 5 different muscle shapes within the human body:

Circular
Convergent
Parallel
Pennate
Fusiform..”

How Skeletal Muscles Are Named – Boundless boundless.com

“..The anatomical arrangement of skeletal muscle fascicles can be described as parallel, convergent, pennate, or sphincter…”

Prime mover, Synergist, Antagonistic muscles.wmv

-Misc

Anatomical Kinesiology Flashcards flashcardmachine.com
Kinesiology Test 1 Flashcards | Quizlet quizlet.com
Muscle Types
https://youtu.be/zETNcHZT3Qw
F]Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscle – LWW.com (pdf) downloads.lww.com

“.. a muscle with a large pennation angle will contract more slowly than a similar muscle with a smaller pennation angle…”
Pennate muscle sciencedirect.com
“..Pennate muscles can be further subdivided into unipennate (e.g. flexor pollicis longus), bipennate (e.g. rectus femoris, dorsal interossei), multipennate (e.g. deltoid), and circumpennate or cylindrical (e.g. tibialis anterior)…”

Muscle fiber arrangement
https://youtu.be/LMZLtUpaiNk
“Pennate and Fusiform muscle fibre arrangements”
Fusiform muscle biology-online.org
“..A muscle that has a shape of spindle, which is being wider in the middle and narrowing towards both ends. ..” high contraction, less force compared to pennate (low contraction, high force)
Muscle Shapes: Function Follows Form (corewalking.com)
The Muscular System: Micro and Macro Anatomy www2.highlands.edu

Three Types of Muscle
https://youtu.be/PJDrR3sZPZU
Muscle Twitch, Wave Summation & Muscle Tension study.com/

Muscle fiber arrangement, PCSA, ACSA

*pennate good for strength , fusiform good for speed

Balance physio-pedia.com
“..Static Balance: it is the ability to maintain the body in some fixed posture. [7] Static balance is the ability to maintain postural stability and orientation with centre of mass over the base of support and body at rest.[1] ..”

Kinetic Chain Movement

Elderly

Recommended balance training programs for older adults humankinetics.com
“…suggests balance training at least 3 days a week for inactive and active older adults (\gte\65 yr). In a position statement on exercise for older adults (Chodzko-Zajko et al. 2009), the ACSM also recommended that older adults engage in balance activities at least two times week. Recently, the ACSM expanded its position statement to include not only balance but additional neuromotor skills – agility, gait, coordination, and proprioception (Garber et al. 2011). Neuromotor exercise training is specifically recommended for older adults who have poor mobility or who are at risk for falling. The ACSM (2014) recommends performing neuromotor exercises involving balance, agility, coordination, and gait at least 2 to 3 days/wk. Although the optimal duration and number of repetitions of these exercises is not known at this time, 20 to 30 min of neuromotor exercise per day is suggested…

What types of physical activities may be used to improve balance?

Given that balance performance is affected by muscle strength, power, and flexibility, resistance training and stretching programs may be useful for maintaining and improving balance. In addition to increasing strength and range of motion, Pilates, yoga, tai chi, dance, walking, and combinations of exercise modes may be suitable activities for improving balance. Balance discs, foam pads and rollers, balance boards, stability balls, and computerized balance training systems are tools that may add variety and challenge to balance training programs…”

Lower Body

-Hip

Chapter 9 Lecture Part 2 Hip Structure and Kinematics

What is FAI? Learn the truth about femoral acetabular impingement.

-Leg Muscles

=>Anterior: Dorsiflexors

The Gait Cycle: A Breakdown of each Component

Muscles in the Anterior Compartment of the Leg – TeachMeAnatomy teachmeanatomy.info
Muscles in the Posterior Compartment of the Leg teachmeanatomy.info
Superficial Muscles

Gastrocnemius
Plantaris
Soleus…

Deep Muscles

..the remaining three muscles (tibialis posterior, flexor hallucis longus and flexor digitorum longus) act on the ankle and foot….

=>Lateral Leg Muscles: Evertors

Over Pronation & Supination Motion Biomechanics of the Subtalar Joint Explained

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Upper Body

Shoulder girdle muscles sportsinjuryclinic.net
“..
Shoulder girdle consists of the clavicle (collar bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade) which generally move together as a unit. Only the clavicle connects directly to the rest of the skeleton at the sternum bone. It is really only the scapula which moves from action of the muscles. The muscles of the shoulder girdle are serratus anterior, pectoralis minor, levator scapulae, rhomboids and trapezius….”

Anatomy of the Shoulder (Glenohumeral joint/scapulo-thoracic joint) myvmc.com
“..An introduction to the anatomy of the shoulder
The shoulder girdle is mainly made up of the true shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) and the joint between the shoulder blade and the chest (scapulothoracic joint). When we move our arm around, movement occurs at both of these joints, with most (two thirds) occurring at the shoulder joint. The shoulder is basically like a ball and socket. The “ball” is the head of the humerus and the “socket” is theglenoid part of the shoulder blade (scapula).The anatomy of the shoulder is unique – it has a relatively shallow socket which results in amazing flexibility and range of motion to the shoulder joint which is unparalleled elsewhere in the body. In order to achieve this flexibility but maintain a stable shoulder, there is a complex interplay between the joints, muscles and ligaments. Injury to any one of these structures can therefore result in significant ongoing pain, weakness, or instability…”

Rotation & Lateral Bending of Thoracic Spine – Prone Position

-Posture
*see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

-Balance

5 Reasons to Incorporate Unilateral Strength TrainingBy Jen Weir, CSCS, CPT, Published Jan. 27, 2016 running.competitor.com
“..Unilateral exercises are an integral part of rehabilitation programs—they offer one of the most effective ways to retrain muscle groups and get your body working the way it was meant to. The thing is you don’t have to be broken to take advantage of this type of training. Aside from its ability to guard against injury and improve your overall running performance, there are five more reasons you should definitely consider incorporating unilateral training into your workout routine…..”

Unilateral vs Bilateral Movements

-Core
*see Medical: How to “get rid” of back pain? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Core Stability: Does It Matter? – Prof. Chaudhari

Posterior Pelvic Tilt (a.k.a. “Butt Wink”) & Inadequate Forward Lean Breakdown

Flat Back Syndrome spinemd.com

Training for the deep muscles of the core dianelee.ca
“..Multifidus

Location, Function & Dysfunction
Multifidus

Multifidus is a deep muscle located along the back of the spine very close to the midline. The deep fibers are short and span single vertebral segments. This muscle functions together with transversus abdominis & pelvic floor muscles to stabilize the low back and pelvis BEFORE movement of the arms and/or legs occurs. “Intention” or imagery is also used to retrain its function. Low back pain causes a delay or absence in the anticipatory contraction of multifidus. If this muscle contraction delay/absence is not corrected, this dysfunction will remain even after an individual’s pain has subsided increasing the incidence of re-injury. This is a vital part of core training since you cannot strengthen muscle that your nervous system isn’t using. Like transversus abdominis, training comes before strengthening…”

*see Fitness: Morning Routine-Different types of Sit-Ups-Crunches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

*see Tips for Energy during “Hot” Summer Activities goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

*see Fitness: Physiology of Exercise goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Fitness: Exercise tips for Seniors

Exercise for Seniors healthline.com
‘…Walking for just five or 10 minutes at a time on several days each week, is a great way to begin. Once you can walk for 30 minutes at a time, you’ve built a solid foundation and are ready to add more challenging activities to your routine. Starting a basic strength routine while you begin your aerobic routine will help you build the strength you need to support your aerobic workouts.

The best aerobic activities for older adults to begin with are low-impact exercises, such as walking, cycling, swimming, and water aerobics. Other options include:”

15 Min Senior Workout – HASfit Exercise for Elderly – Seniors Exercises for Elderly – Seniors


“Published on Oct 7, 2013
Unlock rewards and help keep HASfit free by donating now – https://www.patreon.com/hasfit

Coach Kozak’s 15 minute senior workout is great for senior strength and will get your heart rate up at the same time. The total body exercise for elderly doesn’t require any equipment, but you may choose to use some light weights or a couple water bottles. Senior exercises for elderly are low impact and safe on the joints. Visit http://hasfit.com for the seniors workouts instructions, more videos, free meal plans, and other health tips. http://hasfit.com for the best free workout and senior aerobic exercise routines for men and women at home or in gym. ..”

20 Min Chair Exercises Sitting Down Workout – Seated … – YouTube

FUN EXERCISES FOR SENIORS: WHAT YOU CAN DO WHILE WATCHING TV cedarsofchapelhill.com
“Fun Exercises for Seniors: What you can do while watching TV
Tired of exercise rudely interrupting your binge watching sessions of your favorite TV show? …

Seated Jumping-Jacks

While traditional jumping jacks are possible while watching TV, they can also be a bit hard on your joints. Instead, do a seated version by sitting on the edge of your chair and lifting your arms up and open wide while also spreading your legs apart. Do a set of 10 of these as quickly as possible, rest and repeat. This will keep your limbs moving and circulating.

Leg Extensions

To do a proper leg extension, simply sit in your chair, extend one leg out and flex your foot so only your heel touches the floor, then raise your leg as high as you can without rounding your back. Hold this for a count of three, lower your leg, repeat or alternate with your other leg.

Use Your Water Bottle

The most obvious use for a water bottle (other than drinking from it, of course) is using it as a hand weight, however it can also be used to strengthen your thighs. To do this, simply sit on your chair with your back straight and shoulders back. Plant your feet on the floor, with your ankles in line with your knees. Now, place a water bottle between your legs and squeeze your thighs around it 30 times. It may not sound like much at first, but when you try it you’ll feel how your thigh muscles will work during this.

Bonus: Do this while also doing the arm exercises listed below.

Elbow Curls

This exercise will help stretch your chest and shoulder muscles and help decrease upper back pain and stress. Simply place your hands on either side of your head with your elbows pointed out then bring your elbows together in front of your face then pull them back to the starting position, repeat up to 30 times.

Arm Circles

It doesn’t get much simpler than this, but if you haven’t exercised in a while, this could be a beneficial way to flex muscles you forgot you even had. For this, simply sit on the edge of your seat and extend your arms out at your side at shoulder height. Move your arms in small circles 20 times going forward and 20 times going back before resting.

Create a Routine Around the Program You’re Watching

A simple way to get yourself moving is to plan on moving around during the commercials (no fair DVRing something and fast forwarding the commercials!). Instead of using this time to grab a snack, stand up and march or walk in place.

You can also create a routine based on the individual show. For example, whenever a certain character comes on screen make sure you do at least one exercise from this list or even just simply stretch your arms above your head or stretch your legs out to keep your joints from stiffening.

Treadmill

Not the most creative exercise on this list, but it is effective and something most people can do no matter what their level of physical fitness is. If you can’t put a treadmill in front of your current television, consider getting a treadmill with a screen already attached. Yes, these exist now and are making it even harder for many people to make excuses for not working out.

Already have a treadmill and you’re not willing to take up living room space with it? Simple, get a TV for the room where you’re treadmill is. While no fitness trainer is likely to encourage you to get more televisions, if the options are not working out at all, or working out with a TV in your home gym, then this is clearly the better plan.

To find more exercise ideas for seniors, read our article Exercise for People Who Hate Exercise.

Looking for a retirement community where you can enjoy television and exercise in your own home while also having plenty of options for social and aerobic activities? The Cedars of Chapel Hill, North Carolina offers a fitness center complete with treadmills, indoor pool and, of course, television. Visit their website to learn about life at The Cedars.

Stronger Bones

Unbreakable: How Martial Artists Develop Stronger Bones
By Adam Sinicki on March 11, 2016 thebioneer.com

Equipment


Eva Medical Pedal Exerciser Chrome Frame (Fully Assembled Exercise Peddler, no tools required)
EVA Medical
amazon.com

BoneSmart Pilates AGING STRONG DVD Vol I with Enhanced Props Bundle – Newly Released! – Exercise to Build Bone, Avoid Injury, Age Strong by BoneSmart Pilates amazon.com

Balance Training
*see Fitness: Kinesiology-Kinematic Exercise Types goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

12 Best Elderly Balance Exercises For Seniors to Help Prevent Falls eldergym.com
“…Most common reasons seniors fall

Your vision may decrease which can lead to falls due to not seeing clearly.
Your hips and legs can become weaker making it harder to walk.
We can develop poor posture or have spinal degeneration making it harder to stand erect.
Our ability to lift our feet decreases and we can stumble.
It takes longer to react when something is in our way causing us to fall.
Many drugs interact causing dizziness or decrease balance.
Low blood pressure can lead to light-headedness increasing our risk of falls.
..

12 Best balance exercise videos: Follow along with our videos and improve your balance…..”

Balance Exercises for Seniors – Fall Prevention – Balance Exercises for Elderly

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In this video Deron Buboltz takes you through his fun, step by step Balance Exercises for Seniors. These balance exercises are designed specifically for fall prevention in the Elderly/Senior community. Deron’s goal is to bring Senior Fitness to a place it has never been before. To learn how you can join the club and start living a better more mobile lifestyle just click the link ABOVE.”

7 Balance Exercises for Seniors-Fall Prevention by Physical Therapists

Dr. Mercola’s Mom Demonstrates Balance Exercises for Seniors
https://youtu.be/uGJR59_aMDo
*including hand-eye coordination

Hip Flexors

Hip Flexor Exercises For Seniors And The Elderly; Hip Marching eldergym.com
“..Hip flexor exercises for seniors and the elderly like hip marching are very important in maintaining lower body strength.

These leg exercises will increase your walking endurance and ability to pick up objects off lower surfaces…”

How to Strengthen the Hip Flexor Exercises for Seniors – YouTube
Video for hip flexor strength exercises for elderly

Top 3 Exercises for Hip Flexor Strengthening

Posture

10 Daily Posture Exercises for Seniors

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Fitness: Various Feet Exercises

Foot Anatomy Animated Tutorial

What is the proper anatomical term for the top of your foot?
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“..I see that the top of the foot is considered as dorsal in human anatomy. At first I would have thought, for consistency, that the top of the foot would be called ventral and the sole dorsal as in a person lying face down. But when you get beyond the wrist, dorsal and ventral are replaced by dorsal and palmar, the terms referring to the palm and back of the hand. Likewise for the foot the terms refer to the plantar (sole) and dorsal (top). This makes some sense in mechanical terms since when you are walking on all fours, the back the hand and top of the foot are folded and point dorsally. I wonder how these surfaces are oriented in view of ontogeny. Would the sole and palm be dorsal?..”

Elderly
*see Fitness: “Energy” Tips for Aging-Seniors-Elderly-“Older” Age Adults

Fitness: Feet Exercises for “Older” People

Others:

These foot exercises help improve seniors’ mobility mcknights.com
“..On March 10, we wrote a news item entitled, “Study shows simple foot exercises significantly decrease seniors’ risk of falls.” In this item (click here to see it) we told you about a group of Portuguese researchers who had discovered that simple foot and ankle exercises had enormous benefits when it comes to improving functional mobility in facility-dwelling seniors…

Dorsiflexor muscle exercises..

While in a sitting position, and with heels planted firmly on the ground, lift the ball of the foot up in the air. There are two muscles that cross the back of the ankle, Smith explained. By performing this exercise in a sitting position, only one of the muscles is used, making this a good routine to start out with…

Plantar flexor muscle exercises

For exercising the plantar flexor muscles (the ones on the bottom of the foot), another simple gravity-based routine will do the trick.

“The simplest thing is to stand with your hands on a counter top or something firm and practice going up on tiptoes on both feet,” Smith said.

Once you get to the top, don’t just come straight back down. Slowly lowering your body is much more beneficial. Once you’ve built up some tolerance to this exercise, you can stay up longer, or switch to just one foot…

Ankle Plantar Flexion Stretch & Exercise

Improve Ankle Mobility (Dorsiflexion) – 3 simple exercises

Exercise for Seniors : Strengthening Exercises for Osteoporosis Patients


Published on Mar 6, 2011
“Strengthening exercises for osteoporosis patients need to be done safely with doctor’s permission. Hold onto a chair with your weight on both feet, lift one heel and drop it down on the floor as demonstrated by a fitness instructor in this free video on exercise.

You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall ncoa.org

-Runners

Ankle Exercises for Runners


“Published on Apr 14, 2015

Rehab / Prehab Exercises by Physiotherapy Experts for strengthening your ankle to improve performance and return to activity after injury. For more Rehab / Prehab Videos and Conditioning Programmes visit our Members App at http://www.yourphysioplan.com”

-No Equipment

Three Ankle Strengthening Exercises – No Equipment Required



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Ankle

Ankle Anatomy Animated Tutorial

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Fitness: Various Chest Muscle Exercises

Pre-Workout

8 Great Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout canaya thumbnail by Courtney Anaya, CPT courtanaya muscleandfitness.com

Top off your protein and glycogen stores with the right foods – pre- and post-workout.
*recommend a peanut butter jelly sandwich with banana that has potassium to prevent soreness
What to Eat Before and After a Workout By Kati Mora, MS, RD fitnessmagazine.com
Ready to sweat? Not so fast! Here, the best foods to eat before and after a workout, so you can fuel up the right way. Munch on these for your best sweat session yet.

” Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon

When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to have a mixed bag of complex and simple ones so that the release of energy during your workout is slow and steady throughout your routine. Whole-wheat toast with fruit gives you both types of carbs with the bonus of being super easy to digest. Complex carbs will keep your motor humming, while the fruit adds an extra kick of energy. For those training for a race, bananas are perfect in raising potassium levels, which drop when you sweat a lot. For an added bonus, add a dash of cinnamon. The spice has been linked to stabilizing blood sugar and improving brain function.
Find out your BMI!..”

10 Best PRE WORKOUT Meals | What to Eat Before a … – YouTube

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“…For this video lets pretend that you’re the type of person that responds very positively to eating before a workout. The big question that you probably have is what should you eat to maximize your performance? I want to give you the 10 best proven pre workout foods.

1. Bananas – These are great because they’re easily digestible, and provide your body potassium, which you’ll be needing because I”m sure you’re going to be sweating really hard during your workout. Any fruit before a workout could help, try mixing it in with some protein source such as fat free Greek yogurt.
2. White Rice and brown rice mix. This was always one of my favorite pre workout meals. You eat the white rice for fast easily digestible energy, and you eat the brown rice for slower digesting longer duration energy. When you have both your energy levels should stay high throughout your entire workout. Have this with some chicken breast or legumes ..”

Workouts

Bench Press

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5 Best Exercises For A Bigger Chest Stephanie Lee Training → Workouts
December 13, 2016 bodybuilding.com
“..The exercises themselves may look simple enough, but it’s up to you to dial up the intensity by giving yourself less time for rest. “I like to take as little rest as possible,” says Grage, suggesting that you take 15-20 seconds of rest between your sets…”

=> Kinematics

Bench Press kinematics biomechanicalbenchpress.weebly.com
“..The variables that we will be evaluating are time, vertical displacement, vertical velocity, and vertical acceleration. Displacement is the change in position of an object from start to stop, in which the object here is the bar (3). Acceleration is then the change in velocity over time; velocity measures how fast an object is moving in a certain direction (3). The subject will go through 4 stages. Starting with the bar on their chest and moving up, is the acceleration phase. When the person struggles this is considered the sticking phase, which is then proceeded by the maximal strength stage and lastly the deceleration phase as the bar returns to the resting point on the chest (2) During the acceleration phase the subject needs to create enough acceleration to carry them to the sticking point. The main goal is to complete the lift and get through the sticking phase.

..”
Biomechanics of the Bench Press ptonthenet.com
“..Movement Pattern

Lower the barbell toward your chest, by flexing your elbows while maintaining scapulae retraction. Lower the barbell until a slight stretch is felt in the pectorals. Avoid letting the low-back arch, the head to jut forward, or the shoulders to shrug during this motion in order to maintain an ideal and safe posture.
Preserve the natural curvature of the lumbar spine (low-back) throughout the entire lift. In other words, keep the spine in a neutral position. Elite powerlifters may perform the lift with excessive lumbar extension (arched low-back), but this position is not advised for the general fitness enthusiast unless properly instructed, and the person has a specific goal to increase 1 repetition maximum performance.
Aim to perform the exercise through a full range of motion unless mobility/flexibility deficits restrict motion or pain/pinching sensations are felt in the shoulder region.
Press the barbell back up to the starting position by extending the elbows and contracting the chest.
..”

-Incline

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-Decline

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Post Workout

Chest-Building Nutrition: Tips And Meal Plan For A Bigger Chest Shannon Clark August 15, 2017 • 4 min read bodybuilding.com

“…Will Chest For Food

Don’t let the fact that you’re ‘bulking’ make you think you can fill your diet with whatever you want. If you consistently put highly-processed, sugary food into your body, you’re not going to feel well and you will gain more fat than muscle.

Choose lean protein sources like chicken, lean beef, fish, egg whites and whey protein. Your carbs should be complex and come from brown rice, sweet potatoes, barley and oatmeal. You’ll still need fruits and veggies. To get good fats, consume plenty of flaxseeds, fish oil, avocado, nuts and natural nut butter.

Avoid foods with trans fats or excessive saturated fat. They don’t support lean body composition. Some saturated fat is okay to include and even beneficial for testosterone levels, but it shouldn’t overtake your unsaturated fat intake.
Sample Meal Plan

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What Foods to Eat to Get a Big Upper Chest by BRIAN WILLETT Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com
“..Although building an impressive set of pectorals — the muscles of your upper chest — requires dedication to an effective workout plan, you also need to make good nutritional choices. Even if you have the best chest-building workout plan in the world, poor nutrition impairs your progress toward building a big upper chest. Consult a doctor before starting a workout plan or altering your diet dramatically…”
The 5 Best Foods to Eat after a Workout Posted on Apr 5, 2016 5:46:00 AM trxtraining.com
“..Studies show that eating the right foods within 30 minutes of a workout can reduce inflammation, replace glycogen stores for future workouts, and repair muscle damage. While many people turn to processed recovery drinks to refuel,the best recovery foods come in the form of whole foods. Here are five of my favorites…”

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Fitness: Lower Body Exercises for those with “limited” mobility

I’ve had some knee injuries in the past, but my most memorable serious one (first) was my freshmen year in college. I went downhill skiing at a nearby ski-resort (Andes Tower Hills) and haven’t skied for years. However, I thought I could just pick it up and start skiing down a big hill. Unfortunately, I went on the biggest hill and went down the 2nd steepest hill. I just forgot to ski and fell so badly too many times, I tore my right knee muscle. I had to get helped to the vehicle and was taken immediately to the ER back in Morris, Minnesota. Fortunately, I didn’t break anything, but had to be in crutches for 4 weeks. This was the beginning of physical rehab. I started swimming as it was probably one of the best lower body exercises for my limited mobility. Here are some others that I found…

Chair Exercises and Limited Mobility Fitness
Exercise Tips for People with Injuries, Illness, or Disabilities
helpguide.org
“…
Cardiovascular exercise in a chair or wheelchair
Chair aerobics, a series of seated repetitive movements, will raise your heart rate and help you burn calories, as will many strength training exercises when performed at a fast pace with a high number of repetitions. In fact any rapid, repetitive movements offer aerobic benefits and can also help to loosen up stiff joints….

Many swimming pools and health clubs offer pool-therapy programs with access for wheelchair users. If you have some leg function, try a water aerobics class…”

5 Ways to Empower Weak and Disabled Legs


“Craig Wise
The discoverer and author of Non-kinetic Exercise

Cutting the Chains off of Kinetic (Traditional) Exercise.

Non-kinetic Exercises can get up to all of the external Motion Resistance to completely fight (opposes) only muscle contractions, inside only muscles, instead of inside each joint and spinal disk along the kinetic chains of traditional exercises.

Virtually every exercise method ever taught before was Kinetic including swimming water Aerobics and power lifting., which still use body muscles to apply the feet and hands.

Her Wise exposes five painless and empowering Hybrid and Non-Kinetic leg exercises that work muscles immensely harder than joints, making them ideal for every adult, especially those with very weak or limited loaded mobility in their legs.”

Leg exercise from a wheelchair



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Cincinnati personal trainer, Doug Gibson, from the Sensible Fitness Personal Training Center, shows you an exercise to strengthen your legs from a wheelchair.”

Top 3 Leg Strengthening Exercises for Those in a Wheelchair (CNA)



“Famous Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck demonstrate the top 3 leg exercises for someone who is wheelchair bound. These exercises can be performed by the person in the chair or can be assisted by a caretaker or CNA…”

4 Workouts for People with Limited Mobility sparkpeople.com

Leg Strengthening Exercises sld.cu (pdf format diagram)

-Leg Lifts (3 sets of 10 reps for both legs) while lying on back

HEALING

Sal: Whey I tore my knee muscles after my down hill skiing accident, I would meditate on stories (e.g. Book of Luke) on “healing” (see What does the Bible say about on Healing openbible.info )

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