"Functional exercises" by Eric Suarez
When I first began training women with fibromyalgia in 2008, I was learning as I went along.
I tried weights, cardio, and other methods like boxing to get my clients physically stronger to combat their fibromyalgia pain.
Some worked better than others, and my clients enjoyed some more than others.
Ultimately the best exercises chosen by my clients for their pain, were those which were most "functional".
Functional exercises are movements that simultaneously use multiple muscles and joints to improve your muscular endurance, overall strength, coordination, balance, and posture.
They are important movements as they prepare your body for everyday, real world activities, like picking up groceries.
In regards to chronic pain and exercise, these are the movements you should be doing.
Running is fine, but to a point. Remember - every time your one leg hits the ground, your knee absorbs up to three times your total body weight (ouch)...
Fibromyalgia Fitness, 12 weeks to a Healthier You
is all but finished. It will be loaded with over 38 photo illustrations of these functional exercises along with "two" 12 week exercise programs to get you strong and give your energy.
"Below is directly from a chronic pain research webinar I recently viewed."
"Chronic Pain can be diminished by up to 35% by simply including various exercise movements to ones day".
So, keep it moving and continue to log onto
www.fibromyalgia-fitness.com for more exercise videos.
"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still"
Eric Suarez, CPT.
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