WORKOUT VIDEO: Jump Squat
The best way to strengthen your bones and prevent thinning bones is simple! Watch this video -- it shows how you can take a simple squat and turn it into a bone-strengthening powerhouse. It's also great for your metabolism.
Simply adding the impact aspect to the basic squat helps prevent further bone loss, and approximately eight weeks can turn osteoporotic bones around and begin strengthening them.
Aim for a minimum of two days per week, 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions. Place a closet pole (Super light for beginners helps correct posture), dumbbells, or a weighted pole for weight bearing to strengthen weak osteoporotic bones. As your body becomes stronger and your healing & recovery improves, work toward three days per week, allowing one day in-between for recovery, which is how our bones become stronger.
NOTE: If you overwork your body and don't meet its nutritional requirements, you can weaken your bones, so be sure to drink at least one LynFit Nutrition Complete Protein Shake every day, in addition to vitamins and minerals.
- Lisa Lynn