Thanks Coach Jen thats what I was thinking but just thought it would be good to check with the experts here. I was afraid it might throw off how I was losing weight by changing up. I do Cardio Strength Toning Strength Cardio and rest, usually speaking.
CHOCOLATECHAI you are right, I do know I want to do that when I am able, but I am on government insurance and am limited as to how many visits I have in a round and my round is finished for no so no access to one. I don't have pilates equipment although I here its good stuff but am limited to seated exercising as I am mobility impaired. Still I would be interested in what kind of knee strengthening exercises you were given. Strengthening muscles around joints is always a good thing for people coping with OA.
HUNGRYWOMAN2 I can really empathize with the other arm compensting. I have my lower left leg amputated and my right always takes the main stress on it. I have to work the left side more so that the thigh and hip muscles will do more of their own work.
Have you seen the Senior Chair Exercise videos on You Tube by Ann Burnell? She is very expert and uses very gentle movements. Its good you are checking with your professional first. I have to check with my primary doctor before I start any new type of exercise with the joint pain and the stress/pain from my right spine and hip. If you want to stay good in Cardio without moving your arms you could do the Turbo Chair Dancing with Paul Eugene or his Latin Chair Dancing Salsa and just move your legs and your good arm, but again you are smart to check it with your doctor before trying it.
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