Today we’re going to do body weight exercises. You can do these exercises without joint pain, without fitness equipment, and without a lot of time.
If you suffer from joint pain, I know how frustrating it can feel when you want to get stronger and you genuinely want to exercise, but your body won’t cooperate.
I get it, I’ve had major back issues, and to this day I am extremely cautious when selecting my workout moves.
After all, I’m doing this to feel strong and healthy and the last thing I want is an exercise routine that injures me instead of benefitting me.
Body weight exercises are usually harder on your joints because you’re continually lifting your own body weight over and over again.
Doing a lot of repetitions of an exercise can increase joint inflammation and make arthritis, or joint discomfort worse.
But it’s conflicting, because exercise is also one of the best ways to alleviate joint pain.
After all, it can strengthen the muscles and ligaments that surround your joints and alleviate sore joints by sharing the work load.
So, how can you strengthen your body, alleviate pain and simultaneously avoid joint pain by using repetitive motion?
Through isometric exercises.
Isometric exercises involve absolutely no movement. The muscles stay the same length, and the joint doesn’t go through repetitive motion.
The longer you hold an isometric contraction, the more muscle fibres recruit, creating greater strength, tone and lean muscle definition.
Of course, the best benefit is your lower risk of inflammation while you strengthen, firm and tone the body!
Now that’s a major win!
In fact it’s such a win, that this video is a 2 part series!
Today it’s all about body weight isometric exercises for the upper body and the next video (next week), I’ll be showing you isometric body weight exercises for the lower body.
So, are you ready to do these isometric body weight exercises??
Let’s get started!