Saturday, April 11, 2009
In my last blog I mentioned Low-Mount Resistance exercises and a buddy asked me what they are. I decided to just Blog my answer.
Low-Mount Exercises can be found in the Fitness Tracker. The ones I started with are:
Low-Mount Hip Flexor with Band
Low-Mount Adduction with Band
Low-Mount Abduction with Band
Low-Mount Leg Curls with Band
This is where you anchor a resistance band or tube to the leg of heavy furniture, I am using my DH's Chest of Drawers.
Since I am there anyway, I tried to find other exercised I can do with the same band and am doing Biceps Curls & Low-Mount Reverse Flys with Band (but not on the floor - I stand and pull the band and my hand out to the side) and even Tricep Lifts with Band.
I try not to rush through the exercises and am there at least 30 minutes. If I think of more I can do, I just add it to my routine. Like my DH stands with his back to the Chest of Drawers and holding the handle of the resistance tubing he brings his arm straight out in front of him.
Any exercising is better than none. And if I can't find it in the tracker, I just add it as my own User Entered exercise.
I do not go past the point of pain. But I am trying to challenge myself a little. The time is now for me to start to seriously try to tone up some, and I am trying to give this my all. But only 3X per week since I really am working the muscles now.
To the above I have added some dumbbell exercises to balance out my routine.
Dumbbell Hammer Curls with 6.6 lbs 2X15
Dumbbell Lateral Raises with 3.3 lbs 2X15
One-Arm Tricep Extension with 6.6 lbs - can only do 6-8 per arm and I follow this with the Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extensions with the same 6.6 lbs 2X15
I add more as I feel able or have time.