Fitness: Various “Home” & “Backyard” Exercises

Creative Ways to Exercise at Home! – YouTube

Household Chores

16 Ways to Lose Weight Doing Chores Charlotte Andersen shape.com
“..Do double duty with this multitasker’s dream workout!..”

How To Workout and Clean Your House – YouTube

The Housework Workout – YouTube

-Yard work

Fitness: Outdoor Yard Work-Tilling Garden w/HealthFitnesslifeGuy

Weed Pulling Workout (Yard Work Time Lapse … – YouTube

Back yard work out – YouTube

-Winter Shoveling

Fitness: Winter Outdoors-Shoveling w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsBqJR7lIFr/

Sal: I decided to share some of my personal shoveling tips after watching some tips shared at the local news station..

Shoveling heavy snow strains body, heart
Author: Gordon Severson
Published: 5:54 PM CST December 27, 2018
Updated: 5:54 PM CST December 27, 2018 kare11.com
“..Recent studies have shown the higher the snow totals the greater the risk for heart attack and when the snow is wet and heavy like it is for many in the Twin Cities this week, there’s an even greater risk.

..

First, the act of shoveling requires a significant amount of work on your arms, which most Americans aren’t used to working out….

“Usually people are walking, running or biking, using their legs. It’s more rare for people to exercise with their arms and it puts a relatively high amount of work on a relatively weak set of muscles,” Dr. Bart says.


The chilly air in winter also plays a role. Doctors say it causes your blood to thicken and narrows the blood vessels in your heart.

..

“You should listen to your body and if you have unusual shortness of breath or a pressure or tightness in your chest you should back off and seek medical attention.”


Doctors say right when you wake up is the worst time to shovel snow, because your body hasn’t had time to adjust and prepare itself for strenuous activity.

Dr. Bart encourages patients to give their bodies at least 30 minutes to wake up and to eat breakfast before shoveling snow.

“If you have previous heart or lung problems you might want to think about asking a neighbor for help or having someone else shovel your snow.”

Sal:…cont…Before shoveling, I try to get some “energy”, so I treat shoveling as a workout. I do some stretching and warming-up (usually my regular morning routine of “sit-ups” and “push-ups” to get the blood flowing throughout the body). I then eat to get that “natural sugar” (see Health: Alternatives to “processed” sugar for your “sweet tooth”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) high (e.g. peanut butter jelly sandwhich or a fruit high in sugar). No matter how cold it is, I dress enough (light winter jacket) to not get sweaty as shoveling will warm me up. I do various phases . For example , yesterday, I shoveled the first priority area of my front yard sidewalk to get the mail person to deliver mail and clear the sidewalk to the street . Depending how much snow and weight, I would take a break. Yesterday afternoon, I took 1 hour and a half to shovel 9-12″ of snow in my front yard sidewalk and back. It was so much snow, I just did a width big enough just to walk through.

After my first phase, I treated it as a workout, so I had some “post-workout” (Health & Fitness: How to Gain “Healthy” Muscle Weight? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) snacks (e.g. protein). This not only build your muscles, but also gives you more energy for more shoveling.

The second phase, I roof shoveled both my house and garage. With more possible snow coming in this early part of winter. I don’t want my roof to collapse due to “heavy snow”, so better to shovel it while it’s lite and fresh! I also did my driveway to my portable garage (from 6ish-7ish). I want to do this part just so I have a place to park my car “inside” with the up-coming cold temperatures.

It’s a “race against time” as the wet snow might freeze and get harder to shovel. Fortunately, this didn’t happen with this particular “snow fall”. After the 2nd phase, I went back inside my house to take a break (e.g. snack-fired apples with cinnamon in olive oil, cottage cheese , etc..).

The third phase,I shoveled the driveway to my main garage late in the evening (8ish-9ish ). It was actually pretty peaceful at night and I would take a break and admire the beautiful stars. It’s important to take breaks when it comes to shoveling this large amount of snow.

It was late and didn’t want to do more shoveling that’s not needed even though the snow might freeze and become harder the next day. I got dinner and ate a high (see Health: When is “too much” Protein in your diet “too much”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) protein meal (veggie burger). Before going to bed, I usually have a fish oil supplement, which is great to reduce inflammation (see Health: Tips to “fight” Inflammation goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) or reduce any soreness after intense shoveling!

My last phase was this morning after my overnight (sleep shift) job. I went to do the “final touches” (e.g. widening the paths or clearing the whole sidewalk of my front and back yard.) I had enough energy to shovel even the grassy area in my front yard to dig-up my “solar string ” Christmas/holiday lights. 🙂 Again, I did my pre-workout (small peanut-butter and jelly “soft wrap” as a small breakfast- How to “naturally boost” your energy? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) and post-workout snacks! This time, I had some protein pancakes after my last phase of shoveling as a treat! 🙂

Snow Shoveling Exercises

Shovel Snow Like an Athlete! By: Dr Caitlin Davidson yogathletix.com
“..1. Warm up first: Take 10 minutes to get blood pumping to your major muscle groups to prepare them for working in the cold, and to prepare your heart and blood vessels for the strenuous cardiovascular workout ahead. Jumping jacks, squats, spider-man lunges, push ups… imagine you’re warming up for GETnFIT. This is an incredibly important step because many people not only injure themselves, but even die of heart attacks while shoveling snow every year. Share this tip with snow shovelers in your life!..”

Snow Shovel Fitness: 1 2 3 Go! Squat Press + Throw the … – YouTube

Safe Snow Removal for Seniors: Find Help, or Follow Best-Practices Published: Feb 25, 2014 comfortkeepers.com
“..Snow shoveling

Even for those who exercise regularly, shoveling snow is rigorous, physical work. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, shoveling is considered an intense activity that raises one’s blood pressure and heart rate. Here are some tips for seniors – and others – for shoveling safely:

Dress appropriately. Wearing layers will allow for adjustment to the temperature outside. Be sure to dress warmly enough and cover the head, face and hands when outside for prolonged periods of time.
Pick the right waterproof boots. Protect feet from the cold and keep them dry with waterproof boots. Non-skid boots help guard against falls on slick snow or hidden ice.
Pick a small shovel. Depending on how wet the snow is – a shovel full of snow can weigh up to 15 pounds! Selecting a smaller shovel means lighter loads of snow, which can help prevent injury to the body by creating less strain.
Stay hydrated. Water plays an important role when people exercise in the summer or winter. Having a water bottle handy just inside the garage and taking a few sips after every 15 minutes of shoveling snow will help guard against dehydration.
Shovel frequently. If a big storm is forecasted, go outside and shovel every time the snowfall is about 2 inches. This will help lessen the load and make snow shoveling more manageable.
Set a time limit. Shoveling snow is a hard work, so take a break after 20 – 30 minutes of shoveling and resume after having rested.
Lift with the legs, not the back. The legs have very strong muscle groups so make sure the legs carry the brunt of the lifting. Bend and straighten the knees when shoveling and make sure the back is not bending.
Push the snow. It’s easier to push the shovel full of snow instead of lifting and throwing the snow.
Separate the hands on the shovel. Creating space between your hands can increase leverage on the shovel to make it easier.
Avoid caffeine and nicotine before shoveling. Caffeine and nicotine act as stimulants to our bodies by increasing the heart rate and constricting blood vessels, which puts more strain on the heart.
Never shovel alone. Let a spouse or neighbor know you will be shoveling. That way, if a person does get into trouble someone will be looking out and can call for help quickly.
..”

Homebody Workouts

5 Best Home Workout Tips (APPLY TO ALL HOME … – YouTube

Extreme At HOME Stairs Workout – YouTube

WallDrill – YouTube

-Simple Household Items

Creative Kitchen Pot Workout to Do at Home – YouTube

30 MIN Full Body Chair Workout w/KarinaEM- Total Body Creative …

-Warm ups

5-Minute Warm Up for At-Home Workouts – YouTube

Warm up for HOME workout! – YouTube

Perfect Warm Up before your workout – YouTube

-Balancing
*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you?goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Balance Exercises – 10 Minute Home Workout to Improve … – YouTube

Home Vestibular Exercises – YouTube

Balance and stretching exercises from home – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVh_6L4KUYo
*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

7 Balance Exercises for Seniors-Fall Prevention by … – YouTube

*see Fitness: Exercise tips for Seniors goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

-No Equipment

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

10 Min Abs Workout — At Home Abdominal and Oblique … – YouTube

30 MINUTE CORE AT HOME WORKOUT – NO EQUIPMENT – YouTube

Home AB Workout – Effective Exercises & Routines – YouTube

=> Lower Body

Best HOME Leg Workout – NO Equipment Needed … – YouTube

=>Cardio

32 Minute Home Cardio Workout with No Equipment – Calorie – YouTube

10-Minute No-Equipment Home Workout, Full Body … – YouTube

-Equipment

=>Make it your own

How To Build A Pull Up Bar, (Outside) !! – YouTube

=>Standard Equipment

The 25 Best Home Workout Equipment of 2019 – Family Living Today familylivingtoday.com
“…One of the best things you can do for your body is to exercise with gym equipment. … To help you find the best home workout equipment, we’ve curated a list of 25 …. Plus, despite its numerous features, it folds for easy storage…”

Best 19 Small Exercise Equipment for Home By James November 19, 2018
fitbodybuzz.com

-Bench

No-Equipment Bench Workout–Quick & Easy At-Home … – YouTube

Simple Equipments

-Airex Pads

AIREX Fitline Exercise Mats – Entry Level Model for Daily Use – YouTube

-Bosu Balls

Full-body BOSU Ball Home Workout – YouTube

-Dumbbells
*see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Arms, Biceps, etc… goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Home Workout Routine – Top 8 Dumbbell Exercises – YouTube

12 Minute Home Full Body Workout Using Only Dumbbells … – YouTube

15 Min Full Body Dumbbell Workout at Home for Women … – YouTube

=>Alternatives

What to use instead of dumbbells in home workouts – tips – YouTube

-Medicine Balls

Medicine Ball Home Workout, Medicine Ball Ideas … – YouTube

Medicine Ball core exercise that you can do from home – YouTube

Medicine Ball Dance Workout -Keaira LaShae – YouTube

-Resistance Bands
*see Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Home Workout using Resistance Bands – YouTube

-Stability Balls

Total Body Stability Ball & dumbbell Home Workout – YouTube

-Stepper

20 Minute Steps Workout Routine for Beginners – Stepper … – YouTube

How to Make Steps – YouTube

-Misc

Fitness at Home – Sandbag, Medicine Ball, or Dumbbell … – YouTube

How to Make your Own Home Gym

->Bedroom


How to Setup Awesome Home Gym in BEDROOM – YouTube

Lower Body Workouts

The Best Home Leg Workout Ever! No More Skinny Legs! – YouTube

45 Min Butt and Legs Workout for Women & Men – Home … – YouTube

Regular Workouts

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Fitness: Exercise tips for Seniors

Assessments

Functional “Abilities” for Independent Lifestyle

Six essential functional tests for senior adults bioexsystems.com
“..The typical strength and flexibility tests used with a younger population will usually not meet the needs of the senior adult nor will the normative values associated with those functional tests apply. Delaying frailty and improving functional mobility are primary goals when working with seniors. Functional tests designed for seniors can help identify weaknesses in those areas, hopefully before limitations occur. Following are brief descriptions of six essential functional tests for senior adults that are easy to perform and require very little equipment. Many software programs and other text resources are available for specific test protocols as well normative values…”

Assessing Functional Fitness in Mature Adults Cody Sipe by Cody Sipe on September 05, 2017 acefitness.org
The Senior Fitness Test
Common Senior Fitness Tests media.lanecc.edu

-30-Second Chair Stand Test
*see Fitness: Lower Body Exercises for those with “limited” mobility goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

30-Second Chair Stand Test – YouTube

How to Perform the 30-Second Chair Stand Test (and why) – YouTube

30-Second Chair Stand Test Protocol – YouTube

SENIOR FITNESS TEST – YouTube

*great instructions: show the test yourself (arms cross over shoulders) , let participant try it out , and then do the actual test

Senior (Elderly)-Fitness: Test (30 second chair stand)

=>Scoring Results

Assessment 30-second Chair Stand – CDC cdc.gov
30 Second Sit to Stand Test | Shirley Ryan AbilityLab – Formerly RIC
“… The 30-Second Chair Test is administered using a folding chair without arms, with seat height of 17 inches (43.2 cm). … That way, it is possible to assess a wide variety of ability levels with …..”
An evaluation of the 30-s chair stand test in older adults: frailty detection based on kinematic parameters from a single inertial unit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
“..Results

For the stand-up and sit-down phases, velocity peaks and “modified impulse” parameters clearly differentiated subjects with different frailty levels (p < 0.001). The trunk orientation range during the impulse phase was also able to classify a subject according to his frail syndrome (p < 0.001). Furthermore, these parameters derived from the inertial units (IUs) are sensitive enough to detect frailty differences not registered by the number of completed cycles which is the standard test outcome.."


-30 Second Arm Curl Test
*see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Arms, Biceps, etc… goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

30 Second Arm Curl Test – YouTube

Northeastern University Senior Fitness Assessments – 30-second Arm …

Arm Curl Test – YouTube

=>Scoring Results

Senior’s Arm Curl Test exrx.net
“…’Repetitions’ is the number of times subject curls weight within 30 seconds. Click “Calculate”. Evaluates arm flexor strength endurance for seniors, 60 through 94 years of age. ..

Subject should be encouraged to perform a trial of one or two repetitions without weight before test to clarify form.

Sit on chair with dumbbell
Women: 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Men: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Hold weight in a handshake grip with arm fully extended to side of chair
Curl weight by flexing elbow while turning palm of hand toward shoulder
Lower until elbow is straight
Repeat curling until 30 seconds expire
..”

Arm Curl (Bicep) Test topendsports.com
“..scoring: The score is the total number of controlled arm curls performed in 30 seconds. Below is a table showing some recommended ranges for this test based on age groups (from Jones & Rikli, 2002)…”

-Six Minute Walk Test
*see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Six Minute Walk Test – YouTube

The Six-Minute Walk Test: Why and How? — BAVLS

Six Minute Walk Test 2012

=>Scoring Results

6 Minute Walk Test topendsports.com
“..It is an adaptation of the Cooper 12 minute run. The 6 Minute Walk test is part of the Senior Fitness Test Protocol. For people who use orthopedic devices when walking, as well as people who have difficulty balancing, there is an alternative 2 minute step in place test…”
Miles to Meters conversion metric-conversions.org
1mi= 1609.344m
The 6-Minute Walk Test in Mobility-Limited Elders: What Is Being Measured? academic.oup.com
“..In this study involving mobility-limited older adults with no significant cardiovascular or respiratory disease, the 6mw test was strongly associated with performance-based measures of functional limitation, yet was poorly associated with proxy measures of submaximal aerobic capacity. Consistent with other performance-based measures of function, impairments in leg power and strength were predictive of 6mw performance, with the greatest influence being at distal lower extremity sites…”

“The object of this test is to walk as far as possible for 6 minutes. You will walk back and forth in this hallway. Six minutes is a long time to walk, so you will be exerting yourself. You will probably get out of
breath or become exhausted. You are permitted to slow down, to stop, and to rest as necessary. You
may lean against the wall while resting, but resume walking as soon as you are able. You will be walking
back and forth around the cones. You should pivot briskly around the cones and continue back the other
way without hesitation. Now I’m going to show you. Please watch the way I turn without hesitation.”…

6 Minute Walk Test | Shirley Ryan AbilityLab – Formerly RIC

Six Minute Walk Test / 6 Minute Walk Test sralab.org
“..Set-Up:

Place cones at either end of the 30 metre stretch as turning points
Have chairs set up either side and halfway along the walking stretch..”

IFA Senior Fitness ifafitness.com

Cardiovascular Testing


Stress testing should be performed by a doctor. Once the doctor has given the written approval with a list of limitations, the trainer must then determine the fitness level of the cardiovascular system by performing fitness testing. Testing should not be performed on clients who have tachycardia. Fitness tests should be performed on an individual basis and not as a group to avoid competitive results.

The Six-Minute Walk Test is used to measure aerobic endurance. The client will walk at their fastest pace around a rectangular track whose length is 50 yards (45.7m) and width is 5 yards (4.6m).,,

The following table lists average distances based on age. Scores lower than these figures are considered below average. Scores higher than these figures are considered above average. ..”

-2 Minute Step Test
*see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

2 Minute Step Test – YouTube

2 Minute Step Test – YouTube

The 2 Minute Step Test – YouTube

2 Minute Step in Place Test topendsports.com
“..scoring: Record the total number of times the right knee reaches the tape level in two minutes. Below is a table showing the recommended ranges for this test based on age groups (from Jones & Rikli, 2002)…”
The 2-minute step test is independently associated with cognitive function in older adults with heart failure link.springer.com
“…. The 2-minute step test (2MST) has been suggested as a more practical alternative to the 6MWT, though no study has examined whether it is associated with cognitive impairment in persons with HF. This study examined whether the 2MST is associated with cognitive function in older adults with HF….”

-Chair Sit and Reach Test
*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
particularly hamstring

Chair Sit And Reach Test – YouTube

Northeastern University Senior Fitness Assessments – Chair Sit-and …

Chair Sit and Reach Trial 1 – YouTube

=>Scoring Results

Chair Sit and Reach Test topendsports.com
“..scoring: The score is recorded to the nearest 1/2 inch or 1 cm as the distance reached, either a negative or positive score. Record which leg was used for measurement. Below is a table showing the recommended ranges (in inches) for this test based on age groups (from Jones & Rikli, 2002)…”
Chair Sit and Reach Test fitt50.hu
“..Equipment required

ruler or tape measure,
straight back or folding chair (about 44 cm high).

Procedure

Sit on the edge of the chair (placed against a wall for safety). One foot must remain flat on the floor. The other leg is extended forward with the knee straight, heel on the floor, and ankle bent at 90°.
Place one hand on top of the other with tips of the middle fingers flush.
Inhale, and then as you exhale, slowly reach forward toward the toes by bending at the hip. Keep the back straight and head up. Avoid bouncing or quick movements, and never stretch to the point of pain.
Keep the knee straight, and hold the reach for 2 seconds. If your knee bends, straighten your leg and start again.
The distance is measured between the tips of the fingertips and the toes. If the fingertips touch the toes then the score is zero. If they do not touch, measure the distance between the fingers and the toes (a negative score), if they overlap, measure by how much (a positive score). Record the measurement to the nearest 1 cm and which leg you performed the test.
Repeat the test 2 times on each leg.
..”

-Back Scratch Test
*see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Shoulders goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Back Stratch Test – YouTube

Back scratch Test – YouTube

Back Scratch Test.mpg – YouTube

=> Scoring Results

Back Scratch Test topendsports.com
“..An assistant is required to direct the subject so that the fingers are aligned, and to measure the distance between the tips of the middle fingers. If the fingertips touch then the score is zero. If they do not touch, measure the distance between the finger tips (a negative score),..”
Back Scratch Test fitt50.hu
Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Flexibility Assessments Jessie Newell by Jessie Newell on September 04, 2015 acefitness.org
…Apley’s Scratch Test

“This assessment examines the ability to combine motions of the shoulder (glenohumeral joint) and shoulder girdle (scapulothoracic) joint. The hand that is reaching up and over the head to touch the top of the back with the palm should ideally touch the medial or vertebral border of the opposite shoulder blade or even farther down the spine. The hand reaching up the back with the back the hand reaching up mid back should ideally touch the inferior angle of the opposite shoulder blade. ..”

-8 foot and up go test
*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

8 Foot up and go test – YouTube

Part 2: 8-foot Up and Go Assessment – Prevent Senior Falls – YouTube

8-foot Up and go test – YouTube

Northeastern University Senior Fitness Assessments – 8-Foot Get Up …

=>Scoring Results

8 Foot Up and Go Test topendsports.com
“..Place the chair next to a wall (for safety) and the marker 8 feet in front of the chair. Clear the path between the chair and the marker. The subject starts fully seated, hands resting on the knees and feet flat on the ground. On the command, “Go,” timing is started and the subject stands and walks (no running) as quickly as possible (and safely) to and around the cone, returning to the chair to sit down. Timing stops as they sit down. Perform two trials…”
The 8-foot up and go test is the best way to assess physical function in the rheumatoid arthritis clinic academic.oup.com
“..RA patients typically experience adverse, inflammatory-driven changes in body composition, which result in muscle wasting and increased fat mass. This condition, termed rheumatoid cachexia (RC) [1], is a major contributor to the impaired physical function of these patients [2, 3]. Poor physical function is a strong predictor of clinical outcome in RA, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, reduced quality of life and higher treatment costs [4–6]. Both patients and health-care professionals identify physical function as a key outcome in the management of RA [7] and improving function as an important therapeutic target in clinical care [6, 8–10]. Hence, accurate assessment of physical function is required if RA treatment is to be optimized [10]…”
8-Foot Up-and-Go Test fitt50.hu
Validity of the 8-Foot Up and Go, Timed Up and Go, and Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale in older adults with and without cognitive impairment. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
“..Fall history was found as the only significant predictor of test outcome for the TUG, 8UG, and ABC, indicating that MCI is not a significant determinant of test performance…”

*see Health & Fitness: How to get more “energy” for the Elderly? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Mobility Assessments for Higher Functioning

-Squats
*see Fitness: How to get “defined” glutes (butt)? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

3 Functional Tests for Older Clients to Assess Quality of Movement … theptdc.com

2. Sit-to-stand test
“..his test mimics an everyday activity: can your client comfortably get in and out of her chair?

During this test, have the client sit with her back touching the back of the chair. Now ask the client to stand from the seated position, counting aloud every rep. Stop the test when the patient can get five reps of sit-to-stands…”

How Fit Are You? The Chair Test – The Truth About Getting … – YouTube

< 35 Men 10 in 10 sec
< 35 Weomen 12 in 12 sec
55 Men 19 in 19 sec
*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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

Fitness Over 50: Prone Planks – YouTube

Elderly 30 Second Plank – YouTube

87-year-old woman doing the plank for four minutes. – YouTube

-Overhead Reach

How to do the Functional Reach Test – YouTube

Others Related

5 Chair Exercises for Older Adults
Franklin Antoian by Franklin Antoian
on May 09, 2017 acefitness.org

A simple life expectancy test – How To Stay Young: Episode 1 Preview – BBC One

Sitting Rising Test…Debunked

8 Balance Moves for Active Agers
Lawrence Biscontini by Lawrence Biscontini
on May 15, 2015 acefitness.org
“.. Participants in this study were 168 men with systolic heart failure (New York Heart Association (NYHA) class I-IV). In the study we used the two-minute step test, the six-minute walk test, the cardiopulmonary exercise test and isometric dynamometer armchair. Results: Patients who performed more steps during the two-minute step test covered a longer distance during the six-minute walk test (r = 0.45). The quadriceps strength was correlated with the two-minute step test and the six-minute walk test (r = 0.61 and r = 0.48). ..”

Designing Balance Exercise Programs for Older Adults acefitness.org
“..Decreased balance is attributable to an age-related decline in multiple physiological systems that contributes to decreased muscle flexibility and strength, reduced central processing of sensory information, and slowed motor responses (American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society, and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon Panel on Falls Prevention, 2001). In addition to an increased risk of falls, diminished balance and mobility may limit activities of daily living or participation in leisure-time activities. Accordingly, it is essential that balance exercises be incorporated into the physical activity programs of older adults. The following article uses case studies to outline the critical components of designing individualized balance exercise programs for clients that reduce their risk of falls. Sample balance exercises and training progressions (from simple to complex) will also be presented…”

How long will I live? Simple sitting test predicts longevity today.com

Exercises

What Type of Exercise Do You Use to Help Older Adults Prevent Falls? Jan 01, 2008 ideafit.com

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
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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.

*see Fitness: Various Workouts while Watching T.V. goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

15-minute Sample Workout for Older Adults from Go4Life – YouTube

30 Min Senior Workout Routines – Standing & Seated Chair Exercise for Seniors, Elderly, Older People

Full Body Flexibility Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Daily Life Activities

*see Fitness: Various “Home” & “Backyard” Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Stronger Bones
*see Health: How to repair and deal with “loss” cartilage? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Osteoporosis Weight bearing exercises – YouTube

Exercise for Seniors : Strengthening Exercises for Osteoporosis …

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

-Arthritis

Health: How to deal with arthritis as one ages? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Exercise for Arthritis & Aging : Hip & Knee Arthritis Exercises – YouTube

Exercise with Mary: Seated Exercises for Arthritis – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcGt3ys2wOA
*see Fitness: Exercises for those with “limited” mobility goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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

Exercise for Seniors : Senior Citizen Back Strengthening … – YouTube

Equipment

Staying Fit, parentgiving.com
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

-Resistance Bands
*see Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Senior resistance band exercises with balance and Wellness – YouTube

Resistance Band Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Resistance Band Exercises : Stretch Band Exercises for Seniors …

Senior Fitness Exercise – Resistance Band Workout with Stef – YouTube

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

“Grow Young Fitness
Published on Nov 25, 2015
Balance Exercises for Seniors: Check out the FULL PROGRAM on the website!
https://www.growyoungfitness.com

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

Prevent FALLS with These Simple Balance Exercises for Seniors and …

Dynamic Standing Balance Exercises for Elderly

*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Hip Flexors
*see Fitness: Various Exercises for the Hip goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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

Hip Stretches | Exercise for Older Adults – YouTube

Senior Physical Fitness at Home : How to Strengthen the Hip Flexor …

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

10 Daily Posture Exercises for Seniors

Lower Body

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

-Seated Squats

Senior Squat Exercise – Senior Sit Down Stand Up Exercise – YouTube

Senior Citizen Exercises : Senior Exercises: Seated Chair Squats …

Senior Exercises: Seated Chair Squats – YouTube

20 Min Standing & Seated Exercise for Seniors, Obese … – YouTube

-Single-leg Lunge with Chair

Lunge With A Chair For Seniors – YouTube

Leg Strengthening Exercises for Seniors – The forward Lunge – YouTube

17 Min Chair Exercises for Seniors & Beginners – HASfit Senior …

-Leg Curls

Senior Physical Fitness at Home : Hip Abduction Chair … – YouTube

Senior Physical Fitness at Home : How to Strengthen the Hamstring …

-Hamstrings

Geriatric Hamstring Stretches – YouTube

Senior exercise videos: HAMSTRING STRETCH – YouTube

Senior Physical Fitness at Home : How to Strengthen the Hamstring …

-Calf Raises

Senior Physical Fitness at Home : Calf Raise & Calf Muscle … – YouTube

Standing Calf Stretch

ReflexClinic
Published on Jan 28, 2013
Calf stretch in standing position is performed by standing in a lunge position with hands placed against the wall or on a sturdy table for support. The hips are directed forward and the trunk is upright. The back foot is flat on the floor and pointing straight forward. Slowly transfer your weight onto the front leg until you feel the stretch in the calf of the back leg. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat 2-3 times per side. You can also slightly bend the back knee to affect a different portion of posterior calf muscles.

-Others

12 Best Leg Exercises For Seniors And The Elderly eldergym.com
“..Strengthening the lower body is one of the most effective and efficient methods of preserving your independence and improving your health as you age..”

4 Lower Body Strength Exercises for Older Adults from Go4Life

Leg Strengthening Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Best Leg Exercises For Seniors – YouTube

Standing Exercises for Older Adults – YouTube

4 Lower Body Strength Exercises for Older Adults from … – YouTube

=>Chairs

20 Min Exercise for Seniors, Older People, Elderly – Seated … – YouTube

Chair Fitness Workout | Chair Exercises For Seniors – YouTube

How to Side Leg Raises For Seniors – YouTube

How to Do Chair Stand Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Seated Exercises for the Elderly – YouTube

=>Stretching

Stretching for Older Adults – Legs & Lower Back – YouTube

Back and leg stretch for Seniors – YouTube

The Best Leg Stretches for Seniors – Part 1: Lower Body … – YouTube

Seated Stretches for the Elderly or those with Limited Mobility – YouTube

Gastroc stretch at wall

Upper Body Workouts

-Back

Exercise for Seniors : Back Strengthening Exercises That … – YouTube

Seated Back Extension – YouTube

Exercise for Seniors : Back Strengthening Exercises That … – YouTube

Seated Back Extension – YouTube

-Chest Press

Senior Fitness Exercises : Seated Chest Press Exercise for … – YouTube

Senior Citizen Exercises : Senior Exercises: Chest Presses – YouTube

How to Do Seated Resistance Band Chest Press – YouTube

-Wall Push-Ups

Senior Fitness – Pushups at the Counter – YouTube

Wall Push Ups For Beginners | How To – YouTube

-Bicep Curls

How To Do Resistance Band Bicep Curls-Exercise Tutorial – YouTube

How to Do Bicep Curls for Seniors – YouTube

Senior Physical Fitness at Home : Bicep Curl Exercises for … – YouTube

-Lateral Arm Raises

How to Exercise: Arm Raise Range of Motion for Seniors – YouTube

Exercise for Seniors : How to Strengthen Flabby Arms – YouTube

Lateral Raise with Resistance Band | Tim McComse

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

Core Strengthening Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Core Strengthening Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Seated Upper Body and Core exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Smart Moves Abdominal and Core Exercises in a Chair – YouTube

-Shoulders
*see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Shoulders goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Shoulder Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Physical Therapy Exercises for Seniors: Shoulder Pain … – YouTube

Flexibility and Mobility Enhancing Stretches for Older Adults

Easy exercises for seniors, Part II: Shoulder shrug, neck … – YouTube

-Others

6 Upper Body Strength Exercises for Older Adults from … – YouTube

Physical Therapy Exercises for Seniors: Upper Body … – YouTube

Five Minutes of Fitness After Fifty, #9, Upper Body Strength – YouTube

=> Chairs

Seated Row Chair Exercise for Older Adults – YouTube

=>Stretches
*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Mid Back Pain For Seniors – Back Extensions – YouTube

Upper Body Active Stretch Workout – Arms, Shoulder, Chest – YouTube

Exercises for Seniors – Stretching Exercises for Seniors … – YouTube

The Best Stretches For Seniors – Part 2: Upper Body … – YouTube

Shoulder Stretches | Exercise for Older Adults – YouTube

Neck Stretches | Exercise for Older Adults – YouTube

Swimming
*see Health: Be more safe in Swimming Pools? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Senior Citizen Water Workout | Water Aerobics – YouTube

Misc

Flash mob seniors, Senior Exercise Class, chair exercise, exercise choreography older adults

Fitness: Eldery-What’s your favorite exercise video?

*see Longevity: How to “slow” the aging process? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Any other exercises you suggest , recommend, etc..?

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Muscles

Layers of the Abdominal Wall

Muscles of the Anterior Abdominal Wall – 3D Anatomy Tutorial

Built By Science Abdominals bodybuilding.com
Anterior Core

“..These are the abdominal muscles you’ll find on the front of your body. They’re comprised of three layers: the deep layer, the intermediate layer, and the superficial layer”

Deep Layer

“..Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is made of muscles positioned below your pelvis. When you take a deep breath, your diaphragm comes down, and your pelvic floor catches the breath. The thoracic diaphragm and the pelvic floor pressurize and stabilize your spine…”

Posterior Core

“Your core consists of more than just the muscles on the front of your body. It’s important to know what’s happening on the back. We’re going to focus on three specific muscle groups in this section: the multifidus, quadratus lumborum, and erector spinae.

Multifidus

The multifidi are small muscles that span 2-4 segments of the spine. You’ll never see them, but they’re important because they give your brain feedback about where your body is in space. These muscles also help control little movements throughout your spine.

Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

This big muscle runs from the top of the hip all the way up to your lower back. It’s important for side-to-side movements, but it’s even more important for preventing side movement. Your QL is necessary for controlling or resisting motion.

Erector Spinae

This muscle group starts at the sacrum and the top of the hip and connects to the ribcage, the top of your neck, and even as high as the base of your skull. These muscles are important for controlling motion during squats and deadlifts. If you need to maintain a little extension, that’s where erector spinae come into play.”

Muscles of the Posterior Abdominal Wall – 3D Anatomy Tutorial

Serratus posterior inferior muscle – Anatomy & Function – Human Anatomy | Kenhub

Muscles healthline.com
“..
The abdominal muscles provide postural support, protect internal organs in the abdominal and pelvic regions, and perform other functions. ..”

Abdominal Muscle Anatomy fitstep.com
“..Abdominal Exercises

Some common exercises that work the Abdominals include:..”
Core stability physio-pedia.com

At what age one should start building abs? quora.com
“There is no certain age for building six pack abs, however below are some points for getting six pack abs

Here is the thing that many people, including a lot of trainers, overlook: diet. The single most important tool that you need in order to develop your abs is diet…”

Assessments

*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Health Fitness Assessment Test Definitions June 8, 2016 lifespanfitness.com
Abdominal Crunches Test
“..The muscles that compose the trunk and abdomen are specifically important to understanding and testing an individual’s fitness. Almost all motion is in some way associated with the stomach tissues, as these are the muscles that support the spine, sustain posture, and brace movement by the limbs. Abdominal Crunches, also called sit-ups, are a reliable test for the overall strength of the core, or stomach. Like the Push-Up assessment, Abdominal Crunches involve only the weight of the individual taking the test. As such, when done properly they are safe and effective. ..”

Instructional: Biering Sorensen Test – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G93cNF8gl4o
“moveSKILL
Published on Nov 20, 2015
Start in prone position with tight abs and glutes
Hold position with a neutral spine
Do not allow back to arch excessively
Work up to a 2 minute hold
Do not allow either shoulder to drop “

Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Core Function and Balance Assessments Jessie Newell by Jessie Newell
on December 04, 2015 acefitness.org
“..This final installment of a blog series addressing the four main types of functional assessment takes a close look at core function and balance assessments, which includes the Sharpened Romberg Test, Stork-Stand Balance Test and McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery…”

1. Trunk Flexor

McGill flexor test – YouTube

2. Trunk Lateral or “Side Bridge”

McGill side bridge test – YouTube

3. Trunk Extensor

Extensor Endurance Test – YouTube

Core Strength Fitness Assessment | Gymnastics with Dave Durante …

Muscular Endurance


What Does the Curl Ups Test Measure?
by Kat Black healthyliving.azcentral.com
“..
Muscular Endurance

This test looks particularly at the endurance of your abdominal muscles. In anatomical terms, this refers to your muscles’ ability to contract repeatedly over a period of time. Muscles with high endurance are more able to withstand fatigue during exercise as well as during daily activities. In particular, having abdominal muscles with high endurance helps prevent low-back pain.
..”

Curl-up Fitness Test – YouTube

Stability

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

The True Function of the Core – Functional Stability Training – YouTube

Supine Drawing In – YouTube

Quadruped Drawing In Maneuver – YouTube

Core Series-How to Activate your Transverse Abdominus

TYPES

Below are some of the different sit-ups I “try” to do every other morning. Feel free to click on the pic for the video link to watch to see how it’s done. Any feedback (e.g. suggestions, comments, question, etc..) is always welcome…

Fitness: Morning Routine-Upper Abs: Raised leg Crunches
Fitness: Morning Routine-Upper Abs: Raised leg Cruncheshttps://youtu.be/Twmjy2nNXtE*note: sorry for foggyness of the video as I filmed it in the morning during humid weather

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Alternating Obliques”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Bicycle Kick”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Side Crunches”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Side Crunches”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Abs: Vertical Air Bicycle Kick”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Abs: “Lolo Jones” Crunches”

Others:

Abs 101 Workout muscleandfitness.com
Check out this quick primer on ab anatomy and get your midsection looking sharp.
Shawn Perine thumbnail by Shawn Perine shawnperine
The Workout

“..
In putting together the ultimate ab routine you want to make sure to hit each of the four visible muscle groups, but by the same token, don’t want to create such a long, arduous routine that you’ll never want to do it. So, a combination of thoroughness and efficiency is key, and the best way to achieve that is by figuring a way of hitting the most areas of the abdominal region using the fewest exercises.

As you probably know, there’s a wealth of ab exercises at our disposal that cover every square inch of the midsection. But for our purposes we will limit your workout to six of our favorites, to be performed in three different pairings twice a week, followed by what we call “Gut Busters” [see Exercise Descriptions].

That’s six workouts a week—a lot to be sure—but the right amount if you want standout abs come June 21st. Also keep in mind that each of the three distinct workouts should take you a total of around five minutes—brief, but intense and effective…’
Six-Pack To Go: Abdominal Training! bodybuilding.com

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

Atlas – Main muscles of the trunk kenhub.com

Muscles of the Abdomen, Lower Back and Pelvis innerbody.com

(see Fitness: Kinesiology-Kinematic Exercise Types goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com)

Erector Spinae

How to Do Superman Exercises

20 Ways to Do a Plank health.com

Superman Plank by Meili Viera

Spiderman Plank – XFit Daily

Lateral Flexion

How to Do an Abdominal Crunch – YouTube

Supine Abdominal Curl pilates.com
Exercise-Supine abdominal crunch.m4v

How to Do an Ab Reverse Curl | Ab Workout

Obliques

Lying Side Hip Raises – YouTube

Tranverse Abdominus

Abdominal Muscle Anatomy physio-pedia.com

“..The transversus abdominis muscle is the deepest of the abdominal muscles, lying internally to the internal abdominal obliques. It is a thin sheet of muscle whose fibres run horizontally anteriorly. It arises as fleshy fibres from the deep surface of the lower six costal cartilages, the lumbar fascia, the anteror two-thirds of the iliac crest and the lateral third of the inguinal ligament. It inserts into the xiphoid process, the linea alba and the symphsis pubis. The lowest tendinous fibres join similar fibres from the interior obliques to form the conjoint tendon which is fixed to the pubic crest and the pectineal line[2].[6]..”

1. Strengthening Exercises
a. How to Exercise Transverse Abdominal Muscles Updated on May 17, 2017 caloriebee.com
“…We are going to concentrate on the transverse abdominis or your “T ABS,” as it is your secret ingredient. Your T ABS are your body’s natural corset. Though you may not see these muscles as you can the rectus abdominis and obliques, the T ABS hold everything in. Imagine an old rubber band that’s been used and re-used. It eventually gets weak and is no longer useful for holding things. That old rubberband is like your T ABS, especially as you age or experience pregnancy. If the T ABS are weak, your belly will literally “hang out.” Failure to achieve your dream mid-section is usually due to improper training of these muscles. However, particular exercises will strengthen and pull your T ABS inward, creating a slimmer mid-section…”

Transverse Abdominis Exercises
https://youtu.be/GX3PVLFjheg
*great for post-prenatal, vocal singing exercises, etc..

3 transverse abdominis exercises for core stability – YouTube

How to Do a Prone Plank | Abs Workout

Ab Rollout on Stability Ball

Stability Ball Bridge with Alternate Leg Extension

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

Categories

1. Which Exercises Improve Abdominal Endurance? by ANDREA CESPEDES Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com
-Posterior Pelvic Tilts
How To Fix Posterior Pelvic Tilt – Stretches & Exercises August 3, 2017 backauthority.com
-Side Lying Torso Raise
Lying Oblique Leg Raises – Abs Exercise Guide with Photos
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shapefit.com
-Supine Pelvic Tilts
ACE Fit | Ab Exercises | Supine Pelvic Tilts acefitness.org
2. Static Core Stability Exercises brianmac.co.uk
-Prone Plank
How to Do the Perfect Plank greatist.com

How to Do a Prone Plank | Abs Workout – YouTube

Plank Test topendsports.com
“..purpose: The plank test measures the control and endurance of the back/core stabilizing muscles.
The plank test is a simple fitness test of core muscle strength, and can also be used as a fitness exercise for improving core strength….

scoring: The score is the total time completed. The table below is just a rough guide to scores for both males and females which I made up. The world record is over 30 minutes!..”

-Side Plank
6 Side Plank Variations for a Killer Core stack.com
3. Dynamic Core Stability Exercises dailyvitamoves.com
-Abdominal rollout on stability ball
Stability Ball Roll Out: Best Abs Exercises ( A ), from youtube.com
-Alternate Leg Bridge on Stability Ball
EXERCISE BALL – FLOOR BRIDGE ALTERNATE LEG LIFT -hep2go, from youtube.com
4. Trunk Extension Exercise Progressions – My Rehab Connection myrehabconnection.com
-Modified “Superman” on BOSU
Workout of the Week #12: Bosu Ball Superman, from youtube.com
-Birddog
Benefits of the Bird Dog Exercise and 8 Challenging Variations
Updated: September 23, 2016 stack.com
-Prone Hyperextension
Hyperextensions for a Strong Lower Back by Lynn Glenn musclemagfitness.com

Specifics

-Men

The 25 Best Abs Exercises By The Editors of Men’s Health March 1, 2014 menshealth.com
Refresh your workout with these ab exercises

-Women

Pool Workout For Abs and Core | Bikini Body Workout | Fitness How To

Why You Don’t Have Six-Pack Abs


“Published on Nov 9, 2016

Apply for coaching (limited slots): https://shedyourfat.com discount “youtube””

Athleanathleanx.com
Smart Snacks for Six Pack Abs


How to Get a Six Pack – ULTIMATE STEP BY STEP GUIDE!! from youtube.com

5 Benefits of Doing Plank Exercise December 05, 2014 • 1,439,176 views fitness.mercola.com
“…The plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning but it also works your glutes and hamstrings, supports proper posture, and improves balance.

There are many variations you can try to add intensity and work different areas of your body. In the video above, personal trainer Jill Rodriguez demonstrates plank variations you can use to help improve your posture, balance, and overall fitness…”

Pelvic Tilt Form, Muscles Worked, Benefits – Home Gym Exercises homegym-exercises.com/
Best Exercises for Pregnancy – Pelvic tilts and raises

=>Elderly

Core Strengthening Exercises for Seniors – YouTube

Planks: Beginner and Intermediate: Exercise for Women Over 50 …

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

Are Sit Ups Bad for You? The U.S. Military Seems to Think So… Cameron Baker June 15, 2016 issaonline.edu

Straight Leg Sit-ups – YouTube
Video for straight leg sit ups not recommended

Situps, Hip Flexors & Lordosis by CHRIS DANIELS Last Updated: Sep 17, 2011 livestrong.com
“…
Safety

Though hyperlordosis can arise from weak muscles, treat it as a medical problem rather than a fitness problem. If you already have hyperlodosis, or other back problems, consult your doctor before beginning new exercise programs. While exercise is an important part of improving back health, exercising with back problems places you at a much higher risk of injury. Your doctor can help tailor exercises to your individual medical and physical condition.
..”

Q Ab/Core Exercises Are leg-lowering exercises effective for training my lower abs? sharecare.com
“.. National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
While most people feel the effects of leg-lowering exercises in the lower ab region, the primary muscles being used during these movements are the hip flexors. The main hip flexor, the psoas, passes right through the lower abdominal region as it runs from the lower back to the outside of the upper thigh; as it gets stressed and fatigued during this exercise, many people will feel it working and mistake this for the lower abs, which are in the same general area. A word of caution: leg-lowering exercises are potentially risky and can wreak havoc on the lower back if you lack proper core stability and flexibility in the hips. If you are unable to perform the movement without your lower back moving off of the floor, then you should work on improving the flexibility of your hip flexor muscles and stability of your core before incorporating leg-lowering into your program as this can place extreme stress on the vertebrae in the lower back. Instead, try a reverse crunch or knee-ups as these exercises tend to be a little more lower-back friendly…”

Fitness: Abdominals-“Torso Rotation Machine” w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

-Back too (erector spinae)

Top Exercises for Strong Glutes and a Pain-free Back
https://youtu.be/cE_cKrtUfWk
*see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Back Hyperextensions
By Mike Samuels Updated June 6, 2019 livestrong.com
“..A strong back provides a solid foundation for strengthening other muscles throughout the body. Back hyperextension exercises are often overlooked when it comes to increasing your core strength and adding muscle mass, but they are commonly included in rehabilitation programs. To maximize hyperextension benefits, you need to know how to perform them, their different variations and where to fit them in your routine.
..”

Back extension / Hyperextension ( lower back exercises )

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-Legs too

Squats: The secret to strong abs freeletics.com
“Doing squats is about more than building muscle and strengthening your legs. It’s the secret to strong abs. Read more to find out why…”

Squat More Weight Instantly (ALL ABOUT ABS!) – YouTube

Squats Can Give You Better ABS too! – YouTube

-Full Body

How To Do A Turkish Get-Up

How to do a Turkish get-up

Partial Turkish Get-Ups – YouTube

Partial Turkish Getup – YouTube

Any other sit-ups you do that you would like to recommend?

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Medical: How to “get rid” of back pain?

What Are The Most Common Back Injuries? CureJoy Editorial Jul 14, 2017 curejoy.com
“..Any injury to the 24 vertebrae and associated muscles or ligaments is a back injury. Lumbar strain (muscle fiber tear), sprain (ligament tear), spondylolysthesis (shifting of injured vertebra), slipped disc, and pinched cervical nerves are common in adults. Kids are mostly affected in the cervical area by automotive, sports-related, or spinal cord-related injuries such as Brown-Séquard syndrome…

Common Injuries

Any injury on any of these bones, muscles, or ligaments that hold it all together can be classified as a back injury. While an acute back pain could signal an injury, if it persists longer to be classified as a chronic back pain is when the case for an injury gets stronger. Though chronic back pain constitutes only 1 to 5 percent of back pain cases, it can be debilitating.

Here is a list of common back injuries:..”

A Guide to Spinal Anatomy and What Can Go Wrong By Stephanie Burke spine-health.com
“Understanding the anatomy and inner workings of your spine will help you stay mindful of how to best protect your spine as you go through your day. This top-to-bottom guide to the spinal anatomy can help you understand the potential problems.

Your neck is susceptible to strain or injury

The spine begins at the base of the skull in a section called the cervical spine. This consists of 7 vertebrae and extends through your neck to your upper back.

Your middle back is not usually a source of pain

The 12 vertebral bodies in your upper and middle back make up the thoracic spine. The firm attachment of the rib cage at each level of the thoracic spine provides stability and structural support and allows very little motion, which means that thoracic spine injuries are rare.

Your lower back is the most prone to injury

Your lower back (lumbar spine) has the least structural support and endures the most strain, making it the most frequently injured area of the spine…”

Anatomy of the Spine and Introduction to Spinal Cord Injuries – YouTube

*see Medical: What are parts of the Skeletal System? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

CAUSES

Lower Back Pain Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment By Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD, Orthopedic Surgeon (retired) spine-health.com
“Common Lower Back Pain Causes in Adults

Certain causes of lower back pain have a tendency to occur more often in younger individuals versus older adults:

Younger adults (30 to 60 year olds) are more likely to experience back pain from the disc space itself (e.g. lumbar disc herniation or degenerative disc disease) or from a back muscle strain or other soft tissue strain.
Older adults (over 60) are more likely to suffer from pain related to joint degeneration (such as osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis) or from a compression fracture.
..”

7 Common Causes of Back Pain and Easy Solutions By Jeannette Moninger fitnessmagazine.com
Are you in a world of pain? You’re not alone. Four in five people suffer from an achy, breaky back. Here are the surprising culprits and how to feel better fast.
“…Whether you’re a week­end warrior, an elite athlete, or somewhere in between, there’s a strong chance that eventually you’ll deal with back pain, too. Here’s why: Everyday activities that you do without thinking — sitting at the computer, slipping on a pair of shoes, crawling into bed at night — can make or break your spine health. Most aches are caused by strains (injured muscles or tendons) or sprains (damage to the tough fibrous tissue, or ligaments, located where your vertebrae connect to joints). These injuries are typically brought on by over­use, a new activity, excessive lifting, or an accident. Other times, a compressed (aka pinched) nerve, such as in a herniated disk, is to blame for the ache…”

Mechanical Low Back Pain – YouTube

6 Causes of Mechanical Back Pain Written by Stewart G. Eidelson, MD .spineuniverse.com
“..the source of the pain may be triggered by the movements of the spine. The moving parts of the spinal column include ligaments, tendons, muscles, intervertebral discs, vertebral bodies, and facet joints…”

Degenerative Disc Disease – low back pain – YouTube

What Causes Sciatica? – YouTube

PREVENTION

-Workplace

Back Injury Prevention Through Exercise – How To Prevent Back Injuries

-Fitness

Core Body Strength Exercises
By Thomas E. Hyde, DC, DACBSP, CKTP, FRCCSS (Hon) spine-health.com
Heal Thoracic Kyphosis With Six Simple Exercises


The Top 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core to Prevent Low Back Pain draxe.com
“..1. Planks – the #1 core stabilization exercise

2. Cat and the Cow – Stretches the low back

3. V-ups – Strengthen the ab muscles

4. Swimmers – Stengthen the low back muscles

5. Rows – Strengthen the upper back muscles..”

TREATMENT

Medical Injuries
*see Medical: How to apply First Aid? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

First Aid Head, Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries Training – YouTube

Spinal Injury – Giving First Aid – YouTube

Brachial Plexus ,Stinger Burner Nerve Injury – Everything … – YouTube

Stinger or Burner Injury – YouTube

Back Pain: Lumbar Disc Injury – YouTube

Back Rehabilitation – Acute Herniated Disc First Aid Prone … – YouTube

How to fix a herniated disc in the lumbar spine – YouTube

Treating

15 Natural Remedies for Back Pain
July 23, 2014 |articles.mercola.com
“Try This First: 15 Tips for Natural Back Pain Relief

This list is in no way meant to be comprehensive and all inclusive, but merely therapies that I have encountered or personally used.

1. Chiropractic Care

Seeing a qualified chiropractor is a wise option if you suffer from any type of chronic pain, including back pain. One study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine even revealed that chiropractic care is often better than medication for treating musculoskeletal pain.3

2. Stretching, Especially the Egoscue Method

Participants who took 52-minute stretching classes (which emphasized trunk and leg stretches) received as much back-pain relief as those taking yoga classes.4 The way you stretch matters, however, and static stretching may actually lead to irritation and injury.

Another option is the Egoscue Method, which is a series of very specific posture stretches and special exercises tailored to each person’s specific needs. Egoscue helps to restore muscular balance and skeletal alignment and is often used as a natural method of pain relief. Personally, this method worked well for me in eliminating pain I had when I got out of my chair or car.

3. Strength Training

A regular strength-training routine will help strengthen your back and core muscles, which is essential for both relieving pain and preventing injury.

4. Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic manipulation, which may involve moving joints back into place, massaging soft tissue, and helping you relax stressed muscles, was found to reduce chronic low-back pain in a study of 455 people. Participants received eight weeks of either osteopathic manipulation, a sham treatment, or ultrasound therapy.

Sixty-three percent of those who’d had osteopathic manipulation reported a moderate improvement in their pain while half said they had a substantial improvement.5

5. Reduce Your Stress

People with persistent negative thoughts and anxiety are more likely to suffer from back pain.6 The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) borrows from the principles of acupuncture, in that it helps you balance out your subtle energy system.

It helps resolve underlying, often subconscious, negative emotions that may be exacerbating your physical pain. By stimulating (tapping) well-established acupuncture points with your fingertips, you rebalance your energy system, which tends to dissipate pain and relieve stress.

6. Meditation

Meditation can be a powerful pain reliever. Among volunteers who had never meditated before, those who attended four 20-minute classes to learn a meditation technique called focused attention (a form of mindfulness meditation), experienced significant pain relief – a 40 percent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 percent reduction in pain unpleasantness…

8. Massage

Massage releases endorphins, which help induce relaxation and relieve pain. Massage therapy for 10 weeks offered greater back-pain relief than usual care, according to one study, and the benefits lasted at least six months.10

Sal: I had this done (2nd time in my life) last month and it helped, but the tips (cold pack->warm pack afterwards on sore/pain) they gave me afterwards was even better.

13. Physical Therapy

People who received physical therapy soon after an episode of back pain are less likely to require subsequent medical care than those who seek it at a later time.14

14. Comfrey Root

Comfrey, a perennial shrub, is traditionally used to reduce inflammation as well as heal pulled, sprained, or strained muscles and ligaments. Research shows that ointment containing comfrey extract may lower back pain significantly,15 although you shouldn’t use it longer than 10 days because it can lead to liver damage if used chronically.

15. Aquatic Therapy

Water therapy conducted in a pool is a gentle way to alleviate lower back pain. This is especially useful for people who are sedentary and pregnant women.

..”

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

The Bigger, Stronger Back Workout by Bill Geiger, MA muscleandfitness.com
Get a more substantial back in four weeks with this training program targeting every muscle system behind you.

5 Exercises to Improve Low Back Function Makeba Edwards by Makeba Edwards on July 22, 2016 acefitness.org
“.. Clients should inform you of any postures, movements or positions that produce pain. The major focus in programming for low back pain is on improving muscular endurance, which means improving the function of the muscles supporting the spine…

Listed below are five exercises of varying difficulty to help improve function and relieve low back pain. ..

..The recommended range for muscular endurance is 12-16 reps depending on the client’s fitness level and low back pain. You may start with fewer repetitions for beginning clients until they are able to work up to the muscular endurance repetition range…”
*daily (7 days a week if possible)

back pain treatment natural tips at home | lower back pain treatment

Core stability/bracing – YouTube

McGill Curl-up Level 1 to help manage lower back pain – YouTube

McGill Curl-Up Core Exercise For Back Pain Relief – YouTube

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

-Upper Back

3 Ways to Work Your Back and Arms With the Lat Pull Machine | Fitness How To

3 Ways to use Lat Pulldown Machine. Weights

-Middle Back

Single Best Treatment for Mid-Back or Thoracic Pain (Do-It-Yourself)

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

Exercises to Relieve Sciatica and Low Back Pain September 04, 2015 |fitness.mercola.com
“…. Four exercises to try include the following. For illustrations demonstrating each stretch, please see the featured article in Mind Body Green:7
1.Piriformis stretch
2.Seated hip stretch
3.Pigeon pose
4.Self-trigger point therapy using a tennis ball or foam roller

The video below also illustrates a simple one-minute daily stretching routine8 that can help reduce sciatic pain stemming from an overly tight piriformis muscle in your buttocks.
…”

Cat-Camel Exercise for Lower Back Stretches – YouTube

FPR Low Back Exercise Program – Quadruped Cat and Camel …

Side Bridge Exercise for Lower Back Pain and Core Strength – YouTube

Best Exercise to Relieve Low Back Pain: Plank on Side – YouTube

Best Exercise to Relieve Low Back Pain: Marching Bridge – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Bird dog exercise for lower back pain – YouTube

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

How to Fix “Low Back” Pain (INSTANTLY!)

Cirque du Soleil’s back and core training

Gymnation.co.nz

Backache Home Remedies – Natural Treatment for Back Pain


“Published on Oct 19, 2013

Using these natural home remedies you can treat your back pain. There are several more remedies for backache at http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home&#8230;

== Home Remedies for Backache ==

If there is one element in our bodies that takes the most amount of strain, it is the spine. Hence, it is natural for us to experience backache. 8 out of 10 adults suffer from backache at least once in their lifetime.

Though back pain is caused usually by muscular strains, it could also be the result of

• Faulty sitting and sleeping postures
• Lack of physical activities
• Poor diet
• Stress
• Pregnancy
• Issues like arthritis, herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, fibromyalgia, etc.

When the pain lasts for about a month or less, it is referred to as acute back pain. When it continues for a longer duration and causes deep burning pain, it is called chronic back pain.

But lose no hope, try the following ayurvedic home remedies and you’ll feel the difference!


Home Remedy 2
• Take 10 basil leaves.
• Boil them in a cup of water till it evaporates to half.
• When it cools, add a quarter teaspoon of salt in it.
• For mild pain, drink this concoction once daily; for severe pain, do that twice a day.

Other ways to get relief are:
• Massage the affected area with warm sesame oil or turpentine oil.
• Using a heating pad can also help relieve the pain, especially for lower back pain. Moist hot packs are even better.
• In case of muscle injury or sprain, though, use a cold pack.
• If back pain is due to an injury, apply a cold compress for a day or two. This will reduce inflammation. Follow it up with a hot compress.
• Take proper bed rest.
• Sleep on a spine-friendly mattress.
..”

Exercises for sciatica: degenerative disc disease – YouTube

10 Best Exercises for Degenerative Disc Disease (Low Back) – YouTube

Are YOU battling back pain? Expert unveils the 6 most common causes – and how to fix them WITHOUT painkillers , By Antonia Boulton Published: 03:10 EST, 7 May 2015 | Updated: 15:47 EST, 7 May 2015 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook dailymail.co.uk
“..If the muscles have tightened up you could also alternate with a hot pack to help them relax, but start and finish with the cold pack to ease the inflammation and reduce the pain.

As with any injury rest is important to allow the body time to heal, but don’t spend hours sitting or lying down as this could make it worse. Find a good balance and when it has calmed down a little, stretch the area out.

You may find massaging arnica cream into the strained area beneficial….

What are some benefits?http://smu.gs/1el4wUO

Sal: I can’t remember the last time I used a “pain killer” or “Ben-Gay” cream since I started to use this natural remedy. I got this from the local health-foods store (Pomme De Terre Food Co-Op)


DISC PROLAPSE

What is that? This is a more serious condition that requires medical attention.

A prolapse means that the disc, the fluid filled sac that sits between the vertebrae like a cushion, bulges out of place.


How to fix it: Initially rest is important, but once it has settled and on the advice of your medical practitioner, it is a good idea to strengthen the area.

I recommend Pilates because this targets the core muscles of the abdomen. Strengthening the core muscles will support the lower back and reduce the risk of any further prolapse.

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Sal: I do more than several various sit-ups and crunches almost every other morning along with push-ups


Try to find an experienced teacher and one who understands your problem.”

DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE

…How to fix it: Keep moving is the best advice. Inactivity leads to stiffer joints and sitting for long periods compresses them further, potentially causing further damage.

Even going for a gentle walk for five minutes can do wonders.

Low impact regular exercise is best such as yoga, swimming, and qi gong.

*see Health & Fitness: Body, Mind, & Soul (Spirit) Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

http://sports.goodnewseverybody.com/swimming.html

Sal: Whenever I start having “back pains” from some strenuous work, I like to go to the local swimming pool and do some various exercises (e.g. laps, treading water, etc..)

*see Health: Be more safe in Swimming Pools? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

“…Eat foods that are natural anti-inflammatories. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as oily fish are especially recommended.

Other hugely beneficial foods are leafy green vegetables, red/blue berries, nuts and seeds, turmeric, ginger and garlic.

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Medication
*the last or NO alternative
=> Overcoming Your Own Addictions goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

American Addict
Runtime: 90m 15s | Release date: 2013 fmtv.com
“…Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman…famous names that share a common tragedy. America has 5% of the world’s population and yet consumes 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics. American Addict reveals the connections between government regulators, big pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and the media. Together, they reinforce treatment through prescribed medication. In the style of the “Inside Job” and “Food, Inc.”, this film exposes a shocking hypocrisy most are unaware even exists…”

HEALING

Prayer

Prayer for Healing From Back Pain from christianstt.com
“James 5:16 – Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Lord Jesus Christ, I give You thanks for being Lord of my life. I am grateful for everything You have done for me and I am most thankful for the gift of Salvation. Father, I humbly ask for supernatural healing from this back pain. The excruciating pain is hindering many aspects of my life and I find it difficult to function on a daily basis.

I claim healing from all symptoms of back pain such as muscle aches, shooting and stabbing pain, and pain that radiates down my leg, in the name of Jesus Christ. I claim restoration of the range of motion of my back, and flexibility, in the name of Jesus Christ. Father, please heal me and grant me the ability to stand up straight.

Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise. ..”

Jesus Healed My Back! greaterworkshealing.com
“…During a meeting in Roundup, Montana, Barbara experienced a miraculous healing. Here’s what she has to say about it:

I have had severe low back pain for most of my life. I have had many, many prayers for it, and I knew [that] God had heard my prayers and that I am healed — I just kept looking for the manifestation of that healing….”

Healed of Back Pain

Stevie – Rome, Italy cai.org
“This is the testimony of how the Lord healed my back from constant pain… I had problems with my back ever since I was in grammar school. As I am quite tall and had grown quickly, I had a weak back. This was made worse by the years spent sitting in a bent position at school, on a chair that was far too small…”

Testimony A lady healed from back pain from last 15 years in


“..Published on Sep 20, 2013

This sister is giving her testimony that she was suffering from back pain from last 15 years. She got many types of treatment like Ayurveda , homeopathic.
But there was no improvement in her condition. She was very depressed. She was told by doctor to do not carry the weight. She took the treatment from P.G.I Chandigarh also , doctors told her to go for the operation….
.Firstly she could not even wash clothes. She told to many people about her testimony . She is completely healed by the grace of God. She gives thanks to almighty Lord Jesus Christ for this healing.”

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Fitness: Benefits of Biking?

“My mom took this pic of me during my bike ride at Battle Creek Park while my parents did their morning walk in St. Paul on October 2014″

It’s National Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 15th 2015), so I decided to do a blog post on this special day. I “try” to bike to work as many days as possible as long as the weather holds up or I don’t have a big “commitment” before or after work that I need to “rush” to. I bike for many reasons (e.g. health, fitness, financial, etc..).

While looking for links to share on my facebook to challenge others to bike, I found this National Bike Challenge. I’m kind of behind in the competition (1st of May) as I started late (15th). However, it’ll be interesting to get the totals for calories burned, money saved from gas usage for a car if I did had to drive, and miles I biked after this 3-month challenge. Stay tune for updates on the #’s I tally from now till the end of the summer. I’ll be happy to hear yours (post below) if you do decide to join this challenge…I challenge you!

June 1st #436 locally
#12,056 nationally

June 11th 2015
#373 locally #10,155 nationally

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June 14th 2015

Pigs Eye Park Trail (Sunday, June 14th 2015) looking at downtown St. Paul from the southeast.

June 26th 2015
#323 locally #8,209 nationally
Mohr-Pomme-Green
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June 26th 2015

July 1st 2015
1,147p.
Sal Monteagudo 187 miles/48 days this Challenge
#343 locally #8,397 nationally

July 5th 2015 Battle Creek Rec
https://goo.gl/maps/Gj9kP
5.4 miles

1,259p.
SAL MONTEAGUDO
219 miles/52 days this Challenge
#310 LOCALLY
#7,759 NATIONALLY

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July 13th 2015
1,458p
#298 locally #7,416 nationally

July 18th 2015
1,592p.
Sal Monteagudo 292 miles/65 days this Challenge
#287 locally #6,999 nationally

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“Pomme De Terre Park Bike Trail in Morris, Minnesota on Saturday, July 18th 2015

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Biking (WCROC to UMM) Downhill (July 2015)

Aug. 3rd 2015
1,981p.
Sal Monteagudo 381 miles/80 days this Challenge
#329 locally #7,937 nationally

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Other Stats:

Minnesota (State)
Calories Burned: 76,642, 349
Dollars Saved: $244,492
Pounds CO2 Saved: 389,456

1,413, 886.8 Miles Rode
69% Recreation
31% Transportation

Nation (U.S.A.)
37,728,903 MILES Rode
92,396 RIDERS

Bike Vlog: Battle Creek Regional Park (Maplewood, MN)


I decided to do this video blog after missing my personal mile run earlier in the week. The season has changed (Fall like weather), so my immune system was affected by the weather change and eating some “Brandy Chocolates” (has some alcohol) 😦

Great Causes:

Cycling to build Haiti House orphanage
Published by Lindsay Steele on July 15, 2015 mnnonline.org

“…That’s why cycling pianist Alan Curtis Tripp is riding 3,500 miles from one end of America to the other: to raise funds and awareness for the Haiti House project with Kids Alive International…”

Seasons

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

Hot weather cycling: five tips to help you keep your cool Nigel Wynn June 25, 2018 4:15 pm cyclingweekly.com
“..Using drinks with electrolytes can be a good idea to replace those lost by sweating, which can cause cramping. Packing ice cubes into your bottle before you leave will help keep your drink cool, at least for the first half an hour….

The breeze you create by riding along has its own cooling effect, and it’s sometimes only when you stop riding do you appreciate exactly how hot it is…”

How To Dress For Cycling In Hot Weather – What To Wear … – YouTube

Winter Season

Five Best Bikes For Winter by Perry bicycle-touring-guide.com
“..Diamondback Clarity Internal Gear Hub Protects Against The Elements

One simple way to prepare for winter is to invest in a bike with internal geared hubs.

Snow and ice can damage the shifting components on a bike, which could lead to costly regular repairs if you plan to ride through winter. Enclosing shifting components inside the hub protects them from the elements and could save you time and money down the road…”
Winter Bicycling: How to Enjoy It rei.com
“..
Why Ride in Winter?

At first, it might seem to be a daunting activity—bundling yourself up to ride through winter snow, ice, rain or even just cooler temperatures. But give it a chance. I’ve been a successful 4-season rider for many years now, and I live in Minneapolis. I have never regretted trading my commute by car for a commute by bicycle.

The rewards are many. I never get stuck in traffic. I never have to wait for a tow truck to get a jump-start or change my oil or pay for gas. The peace and solitude of an early morning ride through a light January snow is something that I would never give up.

Regardless of the weather, you benefit greatly by riding a bike more. The exercise alone is an almost unimaginable reward. Instead of sedentary transport by car, the very act of going from place to place by bike gets your heart pumping, blood flowing and the calories burning. …”

Sal: I like to ride during the winter as it beats waiting to warm-up your vehicle just to drive 1 mile from work. I rather use that time and ride instead of wasting that gas and it’s great exercise. Another plus is you don’t have to deal with getting your car stuck due to snow plows causing snow drifts. However, I’ve learned to bike more when the roads are clear of ice as it’s safer. I then use my car if it’s too slippery, slushy, or too “rough”.

Fitness: Bicycling (Pomme De Terre Park Bike Trails) w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

Fitness Exercises to Maintain

The Best Strength Exercises for Cyclists January 12, 2015 By Mike Schultz .trainingpeaks.com
“..Cycling happens one leg at a time, is predominately aerobic and requires repeated force production. Cycling also requires a strong core for handling your bike, climbing and overall endurance. There are many exercises that can address these needs but there are a few, especially when combined, which will target the entire body in a cycling specific way. Body weight exercises can be done anywhere, from your home, gym or office, while exercises incorporating weights are best done in a gym setting with proper footwear, form and spotters if needed…”

5 Core Exercises For Cyclists – Improve Your Strength On … – YouTube

The Five Best Strength Exercises for Cyclists – YouTube

5 Dynamic Exercises For Cyclists – YouTube

Top 5 Stretches To Do After A Ride | Cycling Fitness – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VCM7xnL2QY
*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Fitness: Biking at University of Minnesota-Morris Campus (Regional Fitness Center too)

Basics of Cycling

-Equipment

=>Bike Tires

How to Choose Bike Tires rei.com

Best road bike tires 2018: everything you need to know bikeradar.com

What you need to know about the different types of road tires
“The best road bike tires
Best all-round performance tire: Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II..”

=>Inner Tube

Bike Tires 101 : The basics of bike tire sizing

How to Read Bicycle Tire Sizes

Maintenance

Your ALL-IN-ONE Bike Maintenance Tutorial. How To Service A Bicycle.

Music

“Let’s Go Ride a Bike” (originally “Let’s go Fly a Kite” from Mary Poppins) by Crazy lil’ Sal

What are your reasons for NOT biking? What are your reasons for biking?

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Mother and son bring thousands of bikes to Africa Published: 9:26 AM CDT May 29, 2019
Updated: 1:33 PM CDT June 3, 2019 kare11.com
” During his first trip to Africa, 10-year-old Winston saw a woman who reminded him of his grandmother walking for miles and miles. He was determined to help. Fifteen years later, he and his mother have brought over 10,000 bikes to Africa. “

Wheels to Africa | CHANGING LIVES ONE BIKE AT A TIME wheels-to-africa.org

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