Love the photo of the lady squatting the barbell..but it isn't mentioned in the article! If you really want to workout do the squat shown in the photo, plus some pushups, situps, chair dips, deadlifts and pullups.. that is all you need.. .Too bad though, I can't do the pullups, but I try. =D
4/8/2012 3:24:54 PM
I think this is just the exercise plan I need to get me really motivated to exercise consistently!
Actually, the "swimming" the article is referring to doesn't require a pool pr a swimsuit. If you click on the the link in the article it shows a demo of the "swimming" the article is referencing.
1/31/2011 2:44:00 PM
This looks like a great suggestion, but how about a great all-over workout for those of us who cannot afford a ball?
1/29/2011 2:54:49 PM
Too bad this is not a routine you can do daily. Since most experts recomend a day of rest between working various muscles, I do upper body one day and lower body the next. However I do have a oroblem finding good standing leg exercises I can do. I do not own any chairs that are stable enough to do sitting exercises, due to bad knees I cannot get down (and get up again) on the floor to do any exercises. I have tried doing leg lifts on both my bed and couch, and I cannot get proper form as I sink in to much. I did leg lifts on the firm benches at therapy ok. I went to physical therapy for a while for my knees and they said don't do anything that hurts, but most everything they had me do hurt, so i stopped going. I have a tiny, full apartment and am unemployed over 2 years, so new equipment us out of the question. Also In the past I purchased some exercise stretch bands, but they were both humongously long and not adjustable. - being super short one size fits all does not work. Even machines at the womans gym I joined for a while a long time ago, could not be adjusted down to where i could exercise in comfort.
I am laughing at the statement that "swimming requires no equipment." Really? At the very least I need a pool and swimsuit to swim. Also, I recently learned from two physical therapists that any exercist that requires a stability ball is not a beginner exercise. It has to be built up to, and I was actually required to stop using one during my therapy. Can you post core strengthening exercises with no stability ball?
I can see why people were confused. I was too, until I clicked the link that said "Swimming." It's a floor exercise. They should call it "Floor swimming," instead of just "Swimming" so as not to confuse people! That was a really poor choice of naming the exercise!
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