My surgeon actually told me to keep moving my arm and bad shoulder. If I don't use it, it will become frozen shoulder. But.... moving it and using it in core exercises are two different things. They gave me plenty of PT type exercises for it.
Belly dancing! I had not thought of that in awhile! And I will check through th eother things you all have suggested.
I do appreciate all of your ideas. chris
GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight. HOW? By not eating added sugar, using Omega3s, base meals on veggies, water aerobics at least 3X week and using NuStep when I can't get to the pool.
Have you checked out Coach Nicoles' Seated Core video? You can probably modify the moves to protect your shoulder.... Another option: if your Doctor will be referring you to Physical Therapy following the surgery, could you ask to meet with PT's now to address this issue...? All the Best, patti
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."
If your doctor has given you the all clear to exercise (as long as it doesn't involve the shoulders) how about belly dancing ?
There are belly dancing moves that will give you a very strong core without involving the shoulders. at least, you'd just need to be careful with arm movements. I recommend belly dancing as a great core workout if a person can't do yoga or pilates because of an injury.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.