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#424989 - 12/17/10 05:23 PM "FITNESS" TEAM! 17 Dec 2010 [Re: EricaK]
EricaK Offline
Royal_AS_kicker

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3860
Loc: Colorado, USA
Hi TEAM!!!! cheerleader

I'm trying to figure out how I can go about strength training at the gym without hurting myself.

After my last self inflicted flare up from my 3.5 mile walk, I don't want to blow it again, so any info would be appreciated.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Today I stretched a little and pretended to do tai chi... but then wandered off to play on the internet.

I'm clearly not leading by example. laugh2

Go TEAM! clap
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pulmonary edema w/ NSAIDS 2009

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#425015 - 12/17/10 06:37 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 17 Dec 2010 [Re: EricaK]
Sue22 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 21346
Loc: Upstate NY
i used to be able to do weights, but not for years, even injured myself in the PTs office using weights, then they sent me home and said, no weights for you!

so how do i strengthen without weights?

1. theraband exercises

2. gravity exercises

3. isometric exercises

4. ok, 1-2 lb weights for my rotator cuffs

but amazing how just doing exercises against gravity, own body weight and bands can really strengthen things.

i'd maybe start in PT (before insurance runs out) to be trained how to do it properly)?

i have this really good book at home, i'll look at it when i get home and edit this message, its weight training using weights or bands or gravity depending on your situation. so rather than paying for PT, pay for a good book to get started, maybe?
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Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)

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#425018 - 12/17/10 07:06 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 17 Dec 2010 [Re: Sue22]
EricaK Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3860
Loc: Colorado, USA
Originally Posted By: Sue22


2. gravity exercises

3. isometric exercises


Where do you get your exercise info for gravity and isometric? I'd like to try these. yes
_________________________
ANA+ RF+ Rh- HLAB27+
Dx JRA 1967, GAD 1997, AS 2009, HMs 2010, CPS 2013
pulmonary edema w/ NSAIDS 2009

Movin' it so I don't lose it!


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#425021 - 12/17/10 07:32 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 17 Dec 2010 [Re: EricaK]
Sue22 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 21346
Loc: Upstate NY
i'll link that book when i get home, that will be a good place to start.

but mostly its a combo of yoga and/or PT exercises. for example, leg raises would count. lay on my back, raise my straight legs, very good for the tendons around the knees. lay on side, raise legs, good for hip flexor area. lay on front, lengthen legs, raise slightly, good for butt. more later.......

if not PT, maybe a yoga or pilates course? if yoga, nice gentle hatha yoga, none of that turbo yoga or anything, LOL! that's not really yoga anyway, yoga is supposed to be meditative, reflective, not competitive!


Edited by Sue22 (12/17/10 07:33 PM)
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sue

Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)

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#425031 - 12/17/10 08:43 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 17 Dec 2010 [Re: Sue22]
EricaK Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3860
Loc: Colorado, USA
Awesome! Will you PM it to me? The link to the gravity and isometrics, right? heart
_________________________
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Dx JRA 1967, GAD 1997, AS 2009, HMs 2010, CPS 2013
pulmonary edema w/ NSAIDS 2009

Movin' it so I don't lose it!


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#425136 - 12/18/10 08:02 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! [Re: EricaK]
EricaK Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3860
Loc: Colorado, USA
Exciting news! We're #3 in Popular Topics now! Yippee! cheerleader

So, yesterday evening after lolling around all day... after getting jabbed in the right ovary by a very thorough ultrasound tech... cry It only cost me a few hours and 1/2 a pain pill... and I found some hilarious holiday videos on youtube. eek2

I actually stretched for 20 minutes. I know, amazing, right?

And today I swam 1,000 yds in 40 minutes.

Life is really good when I don't do things to Kick my own AS. yes

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ANA+ RF+ Rh- HLAB27+
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#425137 - 12/18/10 08:15 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! [Re: EricaK]
LATH Offline
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Registered: 04/11/10
Posts: 716
Loc: California, USA
Friday: walk 3 miles (80 minutes)
Saturday bike 25 miles (90 minutes)

I was biking in the rain and when I got home my wife asked if I was crazy. I don't think so, but I was wet.
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#425141 - 12/18/10 09:28 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! [Re: LATH]
EricaK Offline
Royal_AS_kicker

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3860
Loc: Colorado, USA
Originally Posted By: LATH
I was biking in the rain and when I got home my wife asked if I was crazy. I don't think so, but I was wet.


Hahahaha laugh2

Hope you had fun! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
_________________________
ANA+ RF+ Rh- HLAB27+
Dx JRA 1967, GAD 1997, AS 2009, HMs 2010, CPS 2013
pulmonary edema w/ NSAIDS 2009

Movin' it so I don't lose it!


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#425148 - 12/18/10 11:15 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 17 Dec 2010 [Re: EricaK]
Sue22 Offline
Very_Addicted_to_AS_Kickin

Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 21346
Loc: Upstate NY
i'll pm you what i can, but i was mistaken about that book, i don't own it, i found it in a library or something, photocopied some pages (i think) but god only knows where those pages are. still, i'll pm you what i can.
_________________________

sue

Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)

Top
#425149 - 12/18/10 11:17 PM Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! [Re: EricaK]
Sue22 Offline
Very_Addicted_to_AS_Kickin

Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 21346
Loc: Upstate NY
glad you're doing a bit better!

know you had a rough time of it after that hike. but still i understand your trying it out.

as for popular topic, its even about the music thread that dow started!
_________________________

sue

Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)

Top
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