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This is what Low-Mount exercises are.

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.

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    3326 days ago
    Good Job! You're on your way to being even more transformed....What a beautiful butterfly you'll be! emoticon
    3327 days ago
    I need to get an exercise band. I also need to get some dumbells. I used to have a set and got rid of them at a low point in my life. But it'll be awhile before I can get either. Oh well.
    Hope you're having a wonderful Easter.
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    3328 days ago
    That's great. If I recall, all this strength training is relatively new for you, right? I guess it's the logical next step now that you are so close to goal weight. I keep saying I have to work on strength training but just can't seem to do it on a regular basis. Well, it used to be like that with cardio. I'll get there.
    3329 days ago
  • MARTY19
    Pretty soon we won't even recognize you. What a fantastic effort.

    3329 days ago
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