Do some Body Weight Exercises bother your knees or back?
Today is Part II of Body Weight Exercises and you guessed it! We’re focusing on the lower half.
While last week’s Body Weight Workout focused on the upper body, this week we’re paying special attention to the lower half.
Today’s quick workout tones and strengthens the legs, bottom and back without joint pain in the knees or your low back.
You can do this workout without fitness equipment, and without a lot of time. In fact, today’s workout takes less than 5 minutes to complete.
Why Standard Exercises Hurt Your Knees and Back:
Standard exercise routines are riddled with repetitive motion, lifting your own body weight over and over again.
Doing a lot of repetitions of an exercise can increase joint inflammation.
Not to mention, carrying excess body weight, or even holding a pair of weights, can add to joint pain, increase joint inflammation or aggravate arthritic symptoms.
But 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 do you take out repetitive movement that causes joint pain, and still get a great workout?
As you may have learned during Part I, we’ll be using isometric exercises. This type of workout eliminates motion (you don’t move).
It helps reduce the possibility of inflammation and joint pain, while creating greater muscular strength and tone.
Warning: Listen to Your Body Carefully and Never Push Through Pain:
During isometric squats you DO NOT need to bend your knees low. You can rise and hold the exercise high and still achieve muscle strength and tone without getting into the joint.
If you feel knee or back pain (bad pain) first try adjusting your leg length (I explain in the video).
If adjusting the bend in your knee just doesn’t seem to help, stop the workout immediately.
When you tune-in to your body and adjust the exercises to your ability, this truly is a powerful workout that can tone and strengthen your lower half.
So, are you ready to do these isometric body weight exercises for the lower body?
Let’s Get Started!