Exercising With Injuries March 10 2015



It's never a good idea to not exercise. There are no excuses. And it doesn't matter how much snow you've shoveled this winter - you've got to work out lifting weights. You have to keep your body moving. Sitting has become the new smoking. It's time to get up off the couch and move. No matter what is ailing you, exercise is the remedy. If you have aches and pains or ongoing injuries you can still get in the exercise you need. You just have to do things a little differently.

One of the beauties of doing metabolic workouts is that you can do them even if you have injuries or aches and pains. Metabolic workouts will help prevent further injury. You don't need to go to the gym to do them so you can kiss the "I can't get out because of the weather" excuse good bye. Metabolic workouts build lean muscles which are calorie burning factories. 

Metabolic workouts = Lean Muscle = Calorie Burning Factories = Lean Bodies

Metabolic workouts should be performed 3 days per week, with one day in between for rest and muscle recovery. You can also add cardiovascular activity every day for maximum fat loss. 

Here are 3 specific workouts that have been modified for people who may be suffering from injuries or aches and pains:

MODIFIED DEEP CHAIR SQUATS TO DUMBBELL FRONT RAISE (1:45 mark of the video above)

Sit on sofa or chair
Place feet shoulder width apart
Hold dumbbell in front
Use your heels to push off and up into a standing position
Raise dumbbells to nose level

Aim for 15-20 repetitions x2 sets

SEATED ARM CURL (2:45 mark of the video above)

While seated, hold dumbbell
Pin elbows to your side
Do seated dumbbell curls
Turn arms out for correct posture

Aim for 15-20 repetitions x2 sets

SEATED TRICEP SLAM BACKS (3:25 mark of the video above)

Sit in chair with stomach in
Hold dumbbells in hands
Push dumbbells backwards
Keep posture in check
Elbows pinned, tight core

Aim for 20 repetitions x2 sets

We all love to see results from any effort. Doing these metabolic workouts, with the weights, allow you to see results right away. If you don't, try going up just a bit on the weight level. This is especially important for women. 

For complete information regarding Metabolic Workouts you can refer to my book, "The Metabolism Solution". I can promise you that you will never regret working out with LynFit Metabolic Workouts.