Physical Activity

Workout: Upper PT Ladder

Workout.ExerciseDictIntroduction

  • This is an upper body routine that includes bodyweight exercises.
  • It is a tough routine – you will significantly improve your upper body strength.
  • Workout Structure: Ladder.
  • Have fun and good luck!

Exercises

  • Pullups, Ladder Level (“LL”) X 1
  • Pushups, LL X 2
  • Let Me Ins, LL X 2
  • Dips, LL X 1

Explanation

Perform the routine in the following manner:

  • You start the ladder on level 1.
  • Do 1 x 1 Pullup, i.e. 1 Pullup.
  • 1 x 2 Pushups = 2 Pushups.
  • 1 x 2 Let Me Ins = 2.
  • 1 x 1 Dips = 1.
  • That was the first level, move on to level 2.
  • Do 2 x 1 Pullups = 2.
  • And so on, until you max out on the Pullups.
  • Then you go down the ladder one step at a time until you are back at level 1.
  • Well done!

Lifetime of Fitness: Fountain of Youth for Bone, Joint Health?

Business.Cloud.PhysicalActivity1Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging, according to a review of the latest research on senior athletes (ages 65 and up) appearing in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).

It long has been assumed that aging causes an inevitable deterioration of the body and its ability to function, as well as increased rates of related injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures; diseases, such as obesity and diabetes; and osteoarthritis and other bone and joint conditions. However, recent research on senior, elite athletes suggests usage of comprehensive fitness and nutrition routines helps minimize bone and joint health decline and maintain overall physical health.

“An increasing amount of evidence demonstrates that we can modulate age-related decline in the musculoskeletal system,” said lead study author and orthopaedic surgeon Bryan G. Vopat, MD. “A lot of the deterioration we see with aging can be attributed to a more sedentary lifestyle instead of aging itself.”

The positive effects of physical activity on maintaining bone density, muscle mass, ligament and tendon function, and cartilage volume are keys to optimal physical function and health. In addition, the literature recommends a combined physical activity regimen for all adults encompassing resistance, endurance, flexibility and balance training, “as safely allowable for a given person.

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Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “Lifetime of fitness: Fountain of youth for bone, joint health?.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 August 2014.

Workout (M, 101): Lower Body PT #HIIT

Workout.ExerciseDictIntroduction

  • This is a lower body routine that includes bodyweight exercises.
  • The routine is of the High-Intensity-Interval-Training type.
  • You will gain lower body strength as well as improve your cardio respiratory fitness.
  • Workout Structure: Tabatas.
  • Have fun and good luck!

Exercises

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Workout (M): Weekend Challenge – Card Shuffle

Workout.ExerciseDictIntroduction

  • This is a full body routine that uses a deck of cards (52 cards) to determine the exercises. This brings a lot of variety to the workout. ‘Which will be the next exercise?’, you will wonder.
  • It is basically a strength routine, but if you keep the rest time between exercises to a minimum, the cardio effect will also be great.
  • Bodyweight exercises only.
  • Workout Structure: Card Shuffle.

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Workout (M, 102): Core PT #HIIT

Workout.ExerciseDictIntroduction

  • This is a core routine that includes bodyweight exercises.
  • You will work your abs as well as the lower and upper back.
  • The routine is of the High-Intensity-Interval-Training type.
  • Expect positive effects on your cardio respiratory fitness due to the intense format.
  • Workout Structure: Tabatas.
  • Have fun and good luck!

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