I realized the other day that I need to expand my set of goals and objectives for my current fitness journey. The obvious and most pressing is strengthening the heart and lungs, the entire cardio-pulmonary system, as a result of my heart failure diagnosis. As that is going forward I need to expand the focus to total body program .
I need to :
- increase knee flexibility and suppleness
- add some speed and even “jump”
- total body flexibility ( exercises and maybe Yoga)
The following videos address some of my personal concerns with my knees as I start over and get BACK in shape. I find that my knees have been stiff and occasionally sore. As I continue to exercise I will do these moves to help the knees…which will help me continue. I have also joined a gym @Snapfitness and I have used the bike and rower ( @Concept2 ) for knee relieving cardio. Some workouts I combine cardio tools for increased burn and reduced stress on knees.
In the long “run” my body will improve and knees will feel great as I maintain a steady weight loss and fitness program . Lower body weight will stress the knees much less , and since i have already dropped 100+ pounds the knees feel pretty good.
VIDEO: A few exercises to help keep the knees healthy and flexible
VIDEO: Specific exercise for the knees
Now I will address the 2nd and 3rd item in more depth later but here are few related links.
More to come- add any questions or suggestions- always love to learn and grow.