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220422 Getting back into shape, for the upcoming seasonal change, after a winter of being cooped up does not necessarily mean you have to bust a gut getting there. There is a wealth of information showing that small amounts of movements, over time, can get you started on your way to a healthier you. After all, who in their right mind does not want to be healthier.
Bands, surgical tubing, under the chair pedal exerciser, rubber squeeze ball, rope roller for grip strength, handgrip exerciser, milk container with water for the weight (fill to where you are comfortable using it), crunching up a newspaper, flexible rubber finger exerciser,
Rubber band exercises: Be cautious if you are allergic to latex because many of these are made from latex.
Safety note: Elastic material cautions
- If you do decide to use elastic resistance, then a few precautionary notes on the use of the rubber tubing or rubber bands are now in order.
- Avoid using the bands or tubing if you have long fingernails.
- Take off your jewelry or other sharp things you may have on your body.
- Always check the condition of the tubing and bands before every use, Check for tears, abrasions, and wear. Replace if any of these conditions exist. These implements can be dangerous if left to decay. At the stretched-out position, if they break, they will come flying back in a violent manner causing injury to you.
- Always check the connections at the points of attachment before using the tubing or bands
- Wear good eye protection while using the tubing or bands.
- Do not stretch the tubing or bands more than 300% longer than their normal resting length to help prevent them from breaking.
- If you have a latex allergy do not use latex tubing or bands.
Check your tube/bands before each session to ensure their structural integrity. No cuts, nicks, or abrasions should be visible, and if noticed replace the tube immediately. Stop using it!!!
Elastic material exercises
You can use barbells, dumbbells, and elastic tubing or elastic bands for the resistance in each exercise. If you decide to use the elastic exercise material, be sure to secure the ends of the elastic material to prevent it from violently snapping back at you. Proper attachment is also necessary for the greatest productive use of these exercise tools.
Excellent books on using elastic titled materials are on the Human Kinetics website:
This company has supplied me with many high-quality books over the past forty-plus years I have trained and instructed others on how to train including World, National, and State, record holder, and even a North American Continent gold medal record holder.
It has been my experience that oftentimes the tubing is at your local hardware for a fraction of the cost of the commercial stuff.
Various hand exercisers on their website, one example is here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hand+exercisers+for+strength&crid=2QDZ9Q4GXUW3T&sprefix=hand+exeric%2Caps%2C173&ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_1_10
Surgical tubing also works very well and is less expensive than those sole by commercial enterprises.
Hang in there with your guest to improve your mind and body through exercise. It will get better.