advanced levelCore Exercises for Seniors
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This conditioning workout is designed to challenge clients to use their whole body in movements that combat the effects of gravity. It is designed for the senior client who is experienced in the gym and confident with new exercises. You may need to modify the exercises to make them more difficult.
Perform three days a week with one day of rest between workouts (i.e., Monday, Wednesday, Friday).
Your core muscles include your abdominal and back muscles, as well as the muscles that run along your spine, as well as the muscles in your hips and pelvis. A strong core is an important part of your overall health; without one, you are more likely to sustain injuries from falls due to poor balance and limited mobility. In fact, every movement you make is generated by your core, so if your core is weak, other muscles must work harder to compensate. This is a significant contributor to senior injuries.
The best part about core exercises is that you don't even have to go to a fancy gym to do them on a daily basis! All you need is a mat, carpeted floor, or chair. To strengthen your core, no expensive equipment is required.
Use proper form. Take time to learn how to properly perform each exercise. Lifting weights effectively requires you to move through the entire range of motion without pain. The better your form, the less likely you are to injure yourself. If you can't maintain good form, reduce the weight, or the number of repetitions. Remember that proper form is important even when picking up weights or returning them to the rack.
If you're unsure whether you're performing an exercise correctly, seek advice from a personal trainer or other fitness professional.
Please consult with a doctor before starting any workout or fitness program. This is especially important if you haven't exercised in a long time, if you have any health concerns, if you're pregnant, or if you're an older adult. Please speak with your doctor to determine the amount of exercise that is appropriate for you.