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How Much Weight Should I Use

“I have been working on arms and legs with weights. I increased my ankle weights from 2 lb. to 4 lb. Yesterday my upper leg muscles began to ache. Do I go back to the 2 lb or do something else?” “Listen to your body” is the first thing we should think of when we […]

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how to increase workout intensity

“As a regular exerciser for many years (three times a week at a fitness center, an hour each time), should I increase or decrease the weights, reps, etc.? I am a 74 year old male, 6’2″, weigh 208” Congratulations on making exercise part of your lifestyle! It all depends on your goal. Generally we want […]

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Best use of home gym machines for seniors

What is the best/safest way to use my home gym machine for strength, range of motion, cardio, etc? by Bob (Charlotte NC) Thanks Bob for your great question. For seniors and the elderly who want to workout at home on their own, a compact, multi-function weight machine is a good choice. They are excellent for […]

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Exercise ROM After a Stroke For The Elderly

I am going to work with a woman, in her 60’s, who had a stroke, effecting her left side, mostly arm & hand, with ability to ambulate. Independent movement of left side is minimal, so I am considering some basic ROM of both sides for starter, with some basic chair exercises and strength/flexibility, etc. Are […]

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Best Exercise Osteoporosis

I recently joined a gym for the first time. I’m 62 year old female with osteoporosis t score of -2.5. Although I received short training for the equipment, I’m not sure which machines I should be using to most benefit osteoporosis. Do you address this question on your web site? Your web site is wonderful! […]

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